Seiko Unleashes a New Line of Hardcore Prospex Watches



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Rate: $5,000(Land); $5,500(Air); $6,000(Sea)

Availability: Select Seiko shops and outlets from July 2019

Case Dimensions: 44.8 mm large; 14.7 mm thick

Motion & Winding: Spring Drive 5R65 & 5R66(GMT); automatic

Power Reserve: 72 hours

Quick Take: It’s fairly unusual to see Seiko’s interesting Spring Drive motions in the typically mid-tier Prospex sub-brand. These watches are chunky however undeniably cool if you’re into the brand’s most severe sport watch-producing abilities, and a lot of people not surprisingly are. With high-end motions, GMT alternatives, and a variety of designs throughout six overall models, the brand-new Seiko Prospex LX line uses a great deal of watch while remaining south of pricing for Grand Seiko views with comparable functions.

Who It’s For: Serious Seiko sport watch enthusiasts. With luxury rates and ending up, casual watch customers and those trying to find a tool watch to abuse are probably not the primary target market– there are other Seiko Prospex sees that benefit that. The brand-new Prospex LX line represents a few of the most robust, precise, and nicely ended up high-end sport watches that you can picture actually using (but maybe not abusing).

Key Includes: A total of 6 designs, 2 each are indicated to represent the Prospex families of sea, land, and air. In light-weight titanium with Seiko’s “super-hard finishing,” each family includes one design in a metallic case surface and one in a dark black, all integrating the Japanese sword-polishing method zaratzu that Seiko fans understand well. While the dive watches (Sea) offer basic three-hand time-telling via the 5R65 motion, the remaining four models (Land and Air) all feature the 5R66 movement with a GMT hand for a 2nd time zone. Turning bezels provide more performance with functions like compass points (Land) and 24- hour markings for tracking yet another time zone (Air).

If you’re not knowledgeable about Seiko’s remarkable Spring Drive technology, here is about as brief an explanation as we can manage: Seiko Spring Drive offers the high precision of quartz, but incorporated into a movement architecture otherwise extremely comparable to that of common mechanical watches. It does this by utilizing a real quartz regulator, but powered by a mainspring– not a battery. The outcome is a precision of /- 15 seconds monthly and a sweeping seconds hand that is basically perfectly smooth. Each of the Prospex LX dials includes a small indication around 8 o’clock for the 72- hour power reserve.

Even in titanium these watches are chunky, at around 45 mm broad by 15 mm thick. They are topped with sapphire crystal and waterproof to 300 m for the divers and 200 m for the other models. The Seiko Prospex LX watches will be available from July 2019.

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