Diver’s Delight

By topgear, 07 January 2019

For Japanese watchmaker Seiko, its PROSPEX series for divers are both tried and tested since its first inception in 1965. For this brand new PROSPEX SRPD14K1 offering however, it’s made even more special.

Inspired by the prized Yellow Fin Tunas, this special edition PROSPEX is set apart from its siblings thanks to its yellow-brass casing and silvery white calibrations to complement its black-coloured motif. This special outlook comes on top of the PROSPEX’s renowned standard features of water resistance and high recognition.

The watch is equipped with 4R36 caliber, the case is made of reinforced glass, and with screw-down crown and back and 200m scuba diving functions, all aimed at ensuring its wearers can freely explore the deep ocean world without worry. The pretty and comfortable accordion-style strap perfectly fits the wrist and allows for expansion and contraction so that the watch remains tight on the wrist, allowing wearers to enjoy the joy under the sea freely.

Just 2,200 pieces of this precious limited edition will be offered exclusively to collectors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Macao. To reserve yours, get in touch with sole Malaysian Seioko watch distributors Thong Sia via their website thongsia.com.my or by calling them at 03-2141 5163.


Award Winner
Seiko Prospex wins Sports watch prize at the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Besides rolling out the special edition PROSPEX featured above, Seiko also made waves at the recently concluded 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) with yet another special iteration of its famed diving watch.

Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the luxury timepiece industry, this year’s edition of the annual award was held on November 9 at the Théatre du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland. From a short list of six in the Sport category, the jury of 29 watch and luxury experts selected the Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Re-creation as the best sports watch of the year.

This is the fourth occasion on which Seiko won an award at the GPHG but it is only the second time that one of our mechanical watches has been recognised and the first time that a Seiko Diver’s watch has won an award. Present to receive the award in Geneva was Atsushi Kaneko, director of Seiko Watch Corporation.

“We are very proud of our long tradition in diver’s watches and in hi-beat watchmaking. It is a great honor to see our achievements recognised on this most prestigious stage,” commented Chairman & CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation, Shinji Hattori.

The winning timepiece has all these characteristics of the 1968 original it pays homage too, namely its distinct accordion-style strap and titanium case – the latter being a world first back then. The recreation was howver updated with a caliber 8L55 movement specially designed for diver’s use and is made by hand by Seiko’s craftsmen and women in the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in Morioka, Japan.