Anyone who has ever dived (deep sea) knows the feeling of being transported into another world. Special encounters with creatures as old as the world. The beauty of the immense ocean. Seiko captures this feeling in a special series of Prospex diving watches, which at the same time supports the Save The Ocean marine conservancy.
Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean
In 2018, Seiko launched the first Save The Ocean watches. The theme was ‘Blue Whale’. The ocean blue dial had the texture of a blue whale’s skin. These watches were a great success and were followed in 2019 by the ‘White shark’ with wave-shaped shark fins as a dial structure.
Save the Ocean 2020: Manta Ray
And now in 2020 the Theme of the Save the Ocean watches is the ‘Manta Ray’ (stingray). Perhaps the most beautiful Save the Ocean ever.
The blue of the dial is the color of the water at a depth of 10 meters. The rays swim at the surface. As if you are a diver among these beautiful animals. Because the dial darkens towards the edges, the image gets extra depth without distracting from what a diving watch is all about; Clear, Lumibrite-coated hands and indexes and the magnifying glass for the date in the scratch-resistant sapphire glass.
The Manta Ray was released in two variants; The SRPE39K1 ‘Turtle’ and the SRPE33K1 ‘King Samurai’.
The Turtle (so called because the case is shaped like a turtle) is a large watch measuring 45 mm wide and 13.4 mm high. But thanks to the design with extremely short cabinet legs, it looks a lot smaller. The turtle style has been used for diving watches since the 1970s and fits perfectly into the retro trend of 2020!
The Seiko Prospex SRPE33 ‘King Samurai’ is slightly smaller: 43.8 mm wide and 12.8 mm thick. A traditional diving watch with a clear, practical shape that always remains current. In watch enthusiast circles, Samurai was already a recognizable case shape, the reason why King Samurai is now used as the name has to do with the improved specifications of the watch.
Both watches have a ceramic bezel, screw crown, sapphire glass and are water resistant up to 200 meters of water pressure. The included link strap has a safety folding clasp and also has an extension so that you can wear the watch over a neoprene diving suit and is of very good quality for the price (as we would expect from a brand like Seiko).
The automatic Seiko movements used in these watches are the 4R35 in the SRPE33 (date only), while the SRPE39 has a day-date window (4R36 movement). Both watches have a power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
Collaboration with PADI
Since the launch of the first Seiko diving watch in 1965, Seiko has been committed to making diving safer and easier for both professional and recreational divers. Thanks to continuous innovation and the superior price-quality ratio of Seiko dive watches, the brand has an excellent reputation in the diving community.
Seiko is an official partner of PADI, the professional association of diving instructors, with more than 6,300 diving centers and 136,000 qualified professional PADI instructors around the world. PADI also supports the Save The Ocean organization, because what good is a diving certificate if the sea is too dirty to dive in? Now and in the future.
Prospex PADI diving watches
The successful range of Seiko Prospex PADI diving watches combine excellent specifications with a distinctive style. The PADI versions are available in solar, solar chrono and automatic. The PADI logo colors blue and red always appear in the watches.
The latest model added to the PADI family is model SRPE27K1 or the “Monster Padi”. The nickname monster was given to the watch because of its striking case shape, with recesses in the rotating diver’s bezel continuing into the case. As if a monster has taken a bite out of the closet.
The case has a diameter of 42.4 mm and a thickness of 13.4 mm and has a blue metal bezel. Striking features are also the day-date indication, luminous indexing and hands for better readability in dark environments (such as under water). The automatic movement has a power reserve of up to 41 hours.
Seiko Prospex watches at Techzle
In the Seiko Prospex collection of Techzle you will find both watches for recreational divers and professional diving watches. Whichever you choose, you can always rest assured that you have a safe diving watch. Because it is Seiko that set the ISO standard for diving watches and tests all diving watches at 200 meters of water pressure before they leave the factory!