For the past 55 years Seiko has been improving and perfecting the design and functionalities on its diver’s watches. With each new model, the brand exceeds expectations and sets new presidents. Seiko is proud to produce timepieces which help you in conquering new depths of exploration. The brand’s dedication to precise high-quality watches is evident throughout all its models. Over the years Seiko has highlighted the importance of water and marine life conservation. This year Seiko introduced the Save The Ocean special editions to aid marine conservation projects. Two models have been released and they come with a re-designed dial which features silhouettes of manta rays.
This model, dubbed Turtle by Seiko fans, features a stainless steel bracelet and a stainless steel case, measuring at 45 mm in diameter. Its nickname is derived from the retro-chic cushion shape of the case as from the top it resembles a turtle’s shell. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the underside of the crystal. As mentioned above the blue gradient dial features manta ray silhouettes. The gradient and the dial’s finish create a water like effect making it appear as if you are peering through a window into the vast endless ocean as a school of rays swim by overhead. Luminescent hour markers, in the form of indices and circles, filled with Lumibrite and large hands contrast the dial. A magnified day and date aperture are featured at the 3 o’clock position. Its unidirectional ridged bezel is black and has a white minute scale contrasting it. The watch is water resistant to 200 metres or 20 bars and has a screw-down crown. It’s case back has a special engraving. The bracelet is secured by a three-fold clasp with secure lock and an extender. The movement on the watch is automatic, with a 41-hour power-reserve and has 24 jewels.
Similar to the previous model, this variation has a blue dial with a gradient effect. 3 manta rays appear on the dial as if frozen still mid-swim on its bottom half. The case measures at 43.8 mm in diameter and is made of stainless steel. A stainless steel bracelet completes the classic design of the watch. It’s secured with a triple folding clasp and features an extension for more comfortable wear when diving. The crystal on the watch is sapphire with an anti-reflective layer on the underside. Large thick indices and hands filled with Lumibrite guarantee ease of reading in any condition. The bezel is black and has a luminescent minute scale. The watch’s functions include a magnified date aperture, hours, minutes and seconds and a stop-second’s hand function. Like the rest of the Save The Ocean models, the timepiece is water-resistant to 200 metres and has a screw-down crown. The movement type on the model is automatic with a power-reserve of 41 hours and 23 jewels.
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