Richter & Phillips Jewelers Magazine 2022

MODERN RE-INTERPRETATION OF THE 1965 DIVER’S WATCH 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. 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 Save the Ocean Special Edition honors the legacy of the original 1965 model featuring a deep blue patterned dial recalling the textures and colors of glacial ice in the polar regions where the history of Seiko diver’s watches began.

MODEL FEATURED: SPB297 // $1,250

TAILORED FOR TODAY While staying true to the design concept of the original timepiece, Seiko has updated the revolutionary 1968 diver’s watch with more tailored and contemporary lines and upgraded materials such as stainless steel with super-hard coating for superior durability. Joining the collection this year, the new Special Edition has a light blue dial with a darker blue bezel evoking the magnificent landscape of Antarctica.

MODEL FEATURED: SPB299 // $1,250


AN ICON RE-IMAGINED The 1970 Seiko Ref. 6105 was one of the most memorable timepieces of its era thanks to its exceptional strength and unique design. The iconic diver’s watch featured an asymmetrical case made with a wide, flowing design to protect the crown at the 4 o’clock position. Offering the same distinctive case shape and crown protector, this case design is now presented in a new Save the Ocean Special Edition with a silvery white dial capturing the glacial seascape of the Arctic encountered by Japanese adventurer Naomi Uemura who used the original model during his explorations.

MODEL FEATURED: SPB301 // $1,350

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