Watchmaker Seiko unveiled the first Philippine-edition Prospex watch in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of its Seiko Diver’s Watch, which was initially introduced in Japan in 1965.
Inspired by the world-famous Tubbataha Reefs, the 42.4mm stainless steel watch codenamed SRPF33K1 features Seiko’s caliber 4R36 automatic movement with manual winding capacity. Power reserve is approximately 41 hours and is water resistant up to 200m. It comes with a Day/Date display, Stop second hand function and Lumibrite on hands and indexes sitting atop a Blue IP dial and Yellow gradation dial.
The Prospex watch also sports a two-tone stainless steel band with an extra silicone blue band that will be placed inside a special box with engraving of limited edition numbers and the words “PHILIPPINE LIMITED EDITION.”
“Seiko’s pursuit for innovation and technology continues in the Philippines, specifically in the Sulu Sea where one of the most diverse marine ecological systems in the world is located,” said Karl Dy, president of Timeplus, the official distributor of Seiko in the Philippines.
Yoshikatsu Kawada, director and senior vice president at Seiko Watch Corporation, likewise, notes that with the popularity of scuba diving and other forms of ocean explorations, Seiko’s Diver’s watches became the popular choice for athletes. “Seiko Watch Corporation recognizes the Philippines to having one of the best diving destinations in the world. It is for this reason that we have created the very first Philippine Prospex Limited Edition.”
For distribution in the Philippines, the Prospex watch is limited to only 1,000 pieces. It is sold at a price of PhP29,000 and will be available at official Seiko Boutiques and authorized dealers.
Equipped with over 130 years of watch making expertise and guided by its vision of ‘Always one step ahead of the rest,’ Seiko’s unflagging quest to increase both precision, utility, and beauty of their watches has resulted in many world-firsts such as the first quartz, first 6-digit LCD watch, first multi-function digital watch, and the world’s first diver’s watch.
As part of its anniversary celebration, Seiko has also introduced the Seiko Prospex SLA043J1, a re-creation of the 1965 diver’s watch and the Seiko Prospex SPB183J1, a modern re-interpretation of the 1970’s diver’s watch. These watches are based on landmark designs but have been created using the latest Seiko’s technologies.