Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean 2022: Blue as polar ice

It is now a moment in the watch year that we at Techzle really look forward to; The arrival of the new Seiko Save the Ocean watches. Three special edition Prospex diving watches, part of the proceeds of which will be donated by Seiko to organizations fighting to preserve our oceans.

Once again this year, Seiko has made 3 special Prospex watches, the design of which refers to a vulnerable spot in the oceans, namely the melting polar ice. As a result, various species of animals are threatened. For example, the Emperor Penguins that live in the Antarctic region, which served as a model for the Save the Ocean watches in 2021. This year the focus is on the ice of the North and South Poles themselves.

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▴ 2021 SRPG57K1

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▴ 2021 SRPG59K1

Three reinterpretations of classic Seiko diving watches

Seiko diving watches were very popular with researchers in the 1960s and 1970s who wore them during expeditions to the North and South Poles. This year, Seiko based the Save The Ocean models on three legendary diver’s watches from this period.

These new models are inspired by the glaciers that shape the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic waters.

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▴ spb297j1

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▴ spb299j1

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▴ spb301j1

Each model has a dial with a texture and hue found in glacial ice, from deep blue to white.

SPB297J1: reinterpretation of Seiko’s very first diving watch

The model with the deep blue dial is based on Seiko’s first diver’s watch from 1965, which proved its reliability during the Japanese Antarctic research expeditions from 1966 to 1969.

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The modern version of the first 300 m waterproof diving watch: SPB299J1

A light blue dial and a dark blue bezel adorn the modern version of this historic diver’s watch from 1968. This was the first Seiko watch with a water resistance of 300 meters and a mechanical 10-beat movement.

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1970 Diver Naomi Uemura

The white dial is housed in the same distinctively shaped case as the 1970 Seiko classic on which the watch is based. This watch was made world famous by the Japanese adventurer Naomi Uemura, who wore the watch from 1974 to 1976, when he made a solo dog sled ride of 12,500 km from Greenland to Alaska.

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As always with Seiko Prospex, excellent specifications

Like their illustrious predecessors, all three watches have excellent specifications; Powered by a caliber 6R35 movement, with a power reserve of 70 hours. A water resistance of 200 meters and a steel diver’s watch strap with safety catch and extension.

The stainless steel watch cases have a hard coating for scratch resistance and the sapphire glass has an anti-reflective coating on the inside to ensure high readability from any angle. The twelve hour indices, like the hands, have a Lumibrite coating for excellent readability in the dark.

Seiko Prospex at Techzle

The Seiko Save the Ocean watches are part of the Seiko Prospex collection, which has guaranteed technical watches with impressive specifications since 1965.

At Techzle you can always choose from the latest models of Seiko Prospex watches and we do our best to offer you exclusive, special editions such as these ‘Glacier’ watches. So keep an eye on this blog for the latest Seiko news.

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