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Dive into a tropical paradise, with Prospex diver’s watches inspired by the island of Iriomote. Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Editions. 

The island of Iriomote in Okinawa Prefecture attracts divers from all over Japan and elsewhere. Its abundant coral reefs teem with marine life but the island’s special charm lies in the primeval and pristine mangrove forests that surround it. Further, Iriomote is home to several species of flora and fauna that are rare and, in some instances, unique to the island. With its reefs, jungle, mangrove forests, beaches, rivers and waterfalls, Iriomote is an island of rich and varied beauty whose verdant nature is reflected in the deep green of the dials in this new series of timepieces.

Prospex Automatic Diver’s SLA047, in steel (44.3 mm), automatic caliber 8L35, limited edition of 3,000. Price: USD 3,200

The two mechanical watches in this Iriomote-inspired series are based on Seiko’s celebrated 1968 diver’s. One is a 300 meter water resistant, eight beat diver’s watch with a unique one-piece case structure. Suitable for saturation as well as air diving, it is made, assembled and adjusted by the skilled craftsmen and women of Shizukuishi and powered by Caliber 8L35, which was created especially for diver’s watches. The second mechanical watch is a contemporary reinvention of the 1968 original. It houses a six beat caliber and is 200 meter water resistant.

Prospex 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation SPB_07, in steel (42 mm), automatic caliber 6R35, limited edition of 6,000. Price: USD 1,350

Both are offered as limited editions, of 3,000 and 6,000 respectively. The third watch in the series is a 200m solar chronograph. It, too, is a limited edition of 4,000. All three are presented on stainless steel bracelets but are also accompanied by an extra silicone strap. All three watches are available at Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide.

Prospex Solar Chronograph SSC807, in steel (44.5 mm), caliber V192, limited edition of 4,000. Price: USD 750


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