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Three days of power and 300 meters of water resistance. A signature Prospex diver’s watch evolves with enhanced specifications.

The new watch features multiple updates in technology, design, and construction.
In the decades since it introduced Japan’s first diver’s watch, Seiko has created a wide range of diver’s watches that have won the favor of professionals and enthusiasts worldwide for their safety, reliability, and ease of use. One such model is the SPB143, introduced in 2020. With water resistance to 200m and a power reserve of 70 hours, this watch has received worldwide acclaim for its functionality and its vintage-style design inspired by Seiko’s original diver’s watch, the legendary 62MAS. Today, Seiko introduces into the Prospex collection a range of watches based on the fan-favorite SPB143 that feature multiple enhancements in technology, design, and construction. Black dial and blue dial versions join the main Prospex collection, while a commemorative special edition with gold-colored accents celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Seiko brand.

More power, greater water resistance, and enhanced legibility

Just like the SPB143, the new creations reimagine the design of Seiko’s original 1965 diver’s watch.
Each watch is powered by one of Seiko’s latest in-house movements, Caliber 6R55, which has a power reserve that extends to 72 hours, or three full days. This marks the first time that Caliber 6R55 has appeared in the Prospex collection. The new watches are further enhanced to ensure water resistance to 300m, a first for the Prospex collection’s non-saturation diver’s watches. A change in the location of the date window from the three o’clock position to the space between four and five o’clock now allows a more symmetrical design and more space to be filled with Lumibrite, ensuring high legibility even in dark conditions.

A compact construction designed for comfort

The shorter lugs also contribute to the enhanced wearability of the watches.
Even with the many upgrades that enhance performance, each watch has been redesigned to be more compact, with a diameter of 40mm, lug-to-lug length of 46.4mm, and thickness of 13mm, while maintaining the reliability, safety, and ease of use required of a Seiko diver’s watch. Each watch features a stainless steel bezel with an aluminum insert for a slim design that delivers a classic feel and appearance, with minute markings that now extend under the numerals of the bezel display. The bezel’s minute markings and numerals are laser-engraved to prevent their wear from long periods of use. Thanks to a new bracelet with shorter links and a smaller clasp, the watch achieves a higher level of comfort as it conforms to the wearer’s wrist.

A special edition with an additional strap

The special edition features the same specifications as the blue and black dial versions.
Since the beginning of Seiko in 1881, the company has continued to innovate in line with the founder’s philosophy to be “Always one step ahead of the rest.” In 1924, the company introduced the first wristwatch with “Seiko” on the dial, signifying the beginning of the Seiko brand. The year 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of this landmark event. In celebration, a third creation with a charcoal-grey-colored dial is introduced as a special edition. Its gold-colored accents are intended to evoke the many watchmaking advances brought forth under the Seiko name over the last century.
Thanks to its unique braiding pattern, the strap has the flexibility and air permeability
to ensure maximum comfort on the wrist.

The special edition comes with an additional strap made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. It was created using a traditional Japanese braiding technique called Seichu, familiar in Japanese culture for its use in fabric designs. The rich texture and sheen that result from the technique can be observed in the traditional obijime, the decorative cord that holds a kimono sash in place. The strap presents a uniquely Japanese aesthetic and texture and is specially manufactured to have a tensile strength nearly four times that of regular Seiko fabric straps*. The strap’s strength and resistance to the degradation caused by exposure to sunlight meet the demanding standards required of Seiko diver’s watches, and it is perfect for use underwater.
*based on research conducted by Seiko.

All three watches will be available at select Seiko retail partners nationwide from June 2024.

Seiko Prospex 1965 Heritage Diver’s Watch: SPB451, SPB453

Seiko Brand 100th Anniversary

Seiko Prospex 1965 Heritage Diver's Special Edition: SPB455

SPB451
SPB453
SPB455

Caliber 6R55
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 72 hours (3 days)
Number of jewels: 24

Specifications
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push-button release, secure lock, and extender
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
Screw case back, screw-down crown
Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 13.0mm
Water resistance: 300m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Additional recycled polyester strap included (SPB455)
Recommended retail prices in USA: $1,300 (SPB451, SPB453), $1,400 (SPB455)

For further information:
Seiko Prospex web page:
https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en/products/prospex
Seiko Brand 100th Anniversary special web page:
https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en/special/seikobrand100th/index

Note:
The specifications and price information in this release are as of the published date and are subject to change.

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Three days of power and 300 meters of water resistance. A signature Prospex diver’s watch evolves with enhanced specifications.