Seiko Releases 1965 Divers Collection

Seiko Releases 1965 Divers Collection

Today is finally the day that Seiko officially releases the 1965 Divers Collection! The three brand-new watches have been available to pre-order for some weeks, but eager fans will be able to get their hands on the timepieces from today. This launch comes as part of Seiko’s iconic Prospex collection. Focused on being practical, reliable and durable, this family of watches continually meet the high standards required in extreme environments. The three newest additions have a huge legacy behind them and are set to become fan favourites in this collection.

Seiko’s 1965 Divers Collection

The new watches are reinterpretations of Japan’s – and Seiko’s- first ever divers watch. This timepiece was launched in 1965, hence the name of the new releases. These watches were worn by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition between 1966 and 1969 on trips to the South Pole. These expeditions demanded a lot from the equipment and Seiko’s watches stood up to the test. The launch of the original divers watch marked the start of Seiko’s pursuit of diving reliability, safety and professional specifications. As Seiko releases the 1965 Divers Collection, it has become evident that Seiko has stayed true to these goals in every watch it has produced since.

The New Watches

When designing these new watches, Seiko aimed for more sophisticated specifications, heightened water resistance and an improved power reserve. These elevated features bring the sturdiness and reliability of the original 1965 Divers timepieces and the expertise of modern watchmaking together.

Seiko Releases 1965 Divers Collection

Seiko Prospex 1965 Diver’s (40mm) Cove Black Dial / Stainless Steel Bracelet SPB453J1

The ‘Cove Black’ edition of the Prospex 1965 Divers watch is designed with a bold black dial and matching bezel. This creates a striking focal point at the centre of the timepiece. The dial is adorned with luminous baton indices and hands and also features a date display between 4 and 5 o’clock. A stainless steel case houses the in-house built 6R55 automatic movement that powers this wristwatch. Seiko has worked to ensure that the case of this model is slimmer than previous models with a depth of just 13mm. The watch is finished with a classic stainless steel bracelet that makes this watch a perfect choice for the office or the ocean.

Seiko Prospex 1965 Diver’s (40mm) Scuba Blue Dial / Stainless Steel Bracelet SPB451J1

The ‘Scuba Blue’ tones used in this model make it feel perfectly at home in the water. These new watches all have a water resistance rating of up to 30 bar, making them suitable for all kinds of water sports and activities. The blue dial is framed by a blue bezel and a robust stainless steel case. The case perfectly matches the stainless steel bracelet that secures the watch on the wrist. Powered by an automatic movement, this watch has a power reserve of up to 72 hours. Built using stainless steel and sapphire glass, this timepiece is durable and reliable wherever the adventure may take you.

Seiko Releases 1965 Divers Collection

Seiko Prospex 1965 Revival Diver’s 100th Anniversary Edition (40mm) Tide Grey Dial / Stainless Steel Bracelet SPB455J1

This design commemorates 100 years of the Seiko name featured on a watch dial. The brand is incredibly proud that its name has become synonymous with watchmaking innovation and is celebrating the occasion with the next generation of timepieces. As this model is a special edition, it comes with two strap options. The first is a classic stainless steel and the second is an eco-friendly fabric strap that is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. The watch has a striking grey dial with bold bold hands and indices. An in-house built 6R55 automatic movement provides the timepiece with a 72-hour power reserve.

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