In 1965, Seiko introduced its and Japan’s first-ever diver’s watch. It incorporated an automatic mechanical caliber and delivered a then extraordinary 150-meter water resistance. The watch was designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions and was used by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969
RECREATION OF THE 1965 DIVER’S WATCH
In celebration of Seiko’s role in the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, the iconic 1965 diver has been recreated with Seiko’s new Ever Brilliant Steel which delivers an astounding level of corrosion resistance in the harshest environments. The new model has been updated with an 8L35 mechanical movement hand-assembled at the Shizukishi watch studio in Japan expressly for Diver’s watches, while paying tribute to the original design’s “TROPIC” style strap.
MODERN RE-INTERPRETATION OF THE 1965 DIVER’S WATCH
Today, in commemoration of this Diver’s legacy, the landmark 1965 design has also been re-interpreted with contemporary styling, upgraded materials, and the 24-jewel 6R35 mechanical movement with a remarkable 70-hour power reserve. The sleeker case design has a lower center of gravity providing enhanced wearing comfort and is constructed of stainless steel with super-hard coating for superior scratch-resistance.
PROSPEX 1965 DIVER'S MODERN RE-INTERPRETATION Collection