The Seiko SLA065 Save the Ocean Limited Edition is a mix of classic styling and an updated movement. Part of the upper tier of the Prospex lineup, the watch offers an appealing blend of vintage styling and an upgraded movement that is saved for Seiko’s best mechanical dive watches. This steel dive watch is 13.1mm thick and 41.3mm wide. With water resistance of up to 200 meters, the watch features drilled lugs, a screw-down crown, and an exceptionally durable coating for the case. The anti-reflective face is a double-domed sapphire crystal, making it both easy to check the time.
Inside is a metallic engraved dial. If the wearer looks closely at its design, they’ll learn more about the aesthetic and function of an astrolabe. Used by sailors to chart the stars and sun to find their location, the brand pays homage to a charity that studies the underwater archeological findings around the Greek island of Fournoi. The specs of this watch are similar to the SPB models by Seiko, but with a slightly wider bezel, markers, and hands. Carefully sanded down by precision machinery, the bevel is Zaratsu-polished on its lug edge. If fans were expecting it to mirror the other SLA models, they should know that it’s generally larger and thinner than its brethren.
The other major component of the watch is the Seiko 8L35 automatic movement, one of the best possible options for a Seiko dive watch. Ticking at 4 Hz with a 50-hour power reserve, the watch was carefully engineered to maximize performance. The watch will be available in February at a price of $2,900.
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