Seiko have launched new models within the Prospex family. The new Seiko Speedtimer Series watches are heavily inspired by the brand’s sports timing tradition. The brand has acted as the official timer for many major sporting events. This association has furthered Seiko’s prestige and seniority within the watch industry. This new launch from Seiko is designed with reference to vintage Seiko timepieces. The watches have all of the elegance and style of their vintage counterparts. However each model is built with a precise movement that has been built using modern technologies to ensure for reliable and optimal performance.
The Original Speedtimer
Seiko first introduced the Speedtimer watch in 1969. This watch was powered by the innovative calibre 6139. This model was the world’s first automatic chronograph that features a column wheel and vertical clutch. At the time, this combination of features was incredibly innovative and unheard of, making this watch very unique. The original Speedtimer made a real and significant impact on the watch industry for this reason. The features of this watch are still a prerequisite in high functionality chronographs in modern watchmaking. This goes to show just how influential the original Seiko Speedtimer was.
The New Seiko Speedtimer Series
The new Seiko Speedtimer models have new automatic chronograph movements to ensure for optimal precision and reliability. The design of these timepieces is inspired by the flowing lines of the original 1969 automatic chronograph watch. Elements of the new watches are inspired by Seiko’s 1/5 second stopwatch that was first used in 1964. Seiko’s status as an official timekeeper for Tokyo’s high profile international sports scene was a turning point in the brand’s history. This heritage gives the new models a background of accurate timekeeping to ensure the wearer that these watches are entirely dependable.
The New Seiko Speedtimer Series Models
This model features a white dial with three black sub dials. The dial is adorned with black baton indices and black hour, minute and second hands. The hands are each filled with luminous material to ensure that the dial can be read in low light conditions. A date aperture is positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. A black tachymeter bezel frames the dial and a stainless steel case surrounds it. The case measures 39mm in diameter and houses the V192 solar movement that powers the watch. This timepiece is secured on the wrist using a stainless steel bracelet that is fastened using a three-fold clasp with push button release. Additionally, this watch is water resistant up to 100 metres.
This watch features a blue dial with three dark blue sub dials and a date aperture. The dial features silver baton indices and silver hour and minute hands. The second hand is red to make it easy to follow around the dial. A tachymeter bezel surrounds the dial, providing the wearer with an additional utility. The stainless steel case measures 39mm in diameter and 13.3mm in case depth for a comfortable fit on the wrist. This watch is powered by a quartz solar movement. This kind of movement takes energy from natural and artificial light to power the watch. The watch is finished with a stainless steel bracelet for a classic finish.
This all new Seiko Speedtimer watch features a cream dial with black sub dials. The dial also has a date aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock so that the wearer can keep perfect time. The black hour, minute and second hands each feature luminous elements so that they can be seen in the dark. The dial is protected by curved sapphire crystal which has an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface. A tachymeter bezel frames the dial and a stainless steel case surrounds it. This case measures 39mm in diameter to ensure that it will sit comfortably on the wrist. For a traditional look, the watch is secured using a stainless steel bracelet.
This model boasts a black dial with three blue sub dials. The dark dial will stand out beautifully on the wrist. A date aperture is positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock and silver hour, minute and second hands are mounted at the centre of the dial. A tachymeter bezel frames the dial and sapphire glass protects it. A stainless steel case houses the quartz solar movement that powers this watch. This model is finished with a stainless steel bracelet To ensure that the watch is secure on the wrist, it is fastened using a three-fold clasp with push button release.
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