In 1965, world-leading watchmaker Seiko introduced its, and Japan’s, first ever diver’s watch dubbed 62MAS. With an automatic movement and water resistance to 150m, it proved its reliability when it was used by members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969. Fast forward to 2020, in commemoration of its 55th Anniversary, the company via an online event hosted by TV Host and Diver Marc Nelson, featuring watch enthusiasts and thought leaders Dinno Fabian, Mark del Rosario, Atty. Clarence de Guzman, Fed Borromeo, and Ferdinand Aguila, has unveiled the first Philippine-edition Prospex watch inspired by the world-famous Tubbataha Reefs.
Codenamed SRPF33K1 and limited to only 1,000 pieces, It comes with a 2-tone stainless steel band
with an extra silicone blue band that will be placed inside a special box with engraving of limited edition numbers
and the words “PHILIPPINE LIMTED EDITION.”
“This is a very big moment for us because it’s closer to home and we can’t wait to hear about your adventures with this new timepiece,” said Karl Dy, President of Timeplus, the official distributor of Seiko in the Philippines. “Seiko’s pursuit for innovation and technology continues in the Philippines, specifically in the Sulu Sea where one of the most diverse marine ecological systems in the world is located.”
Backed by over 130 years of watchmaking expertise and guided by its vision of Always one step ahead of the
rest, Seiko’s unflagging quest to increase both precision, utility and beauty of their watches has resulted in
many world-firsts such as the first quartz watch, first 6-digit LCD watch, first multi-function digital watch,
and the world’s first diver’s watch.
This year, the company has reached another milestone as they bring together heritage, magnificence, and adventure in a timepiece like no other with the first Philippine-edition Prospex watch. Taking into consideration the New Normal, Dy encourages Seiko’s longtime fans and diving enthusiasts, “While we are left to imagine where our next destination will be, we welcome Seiko’s new Philippine-edition Prospex watch that will soon accompany us in experiencing the beauty of the timeless wonders below.”
The Philippine-edition Prospex watch is priced at P29,000 and will only be available at Official Seiko Boutiques and Authorized Dealers.
Philippines Limited Edition
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case
Screw case back
Diameter: 42.4mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
Water resistance: 200m
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Limited edition of 1,000pcs
Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock, push button release with extender
Extra Silicone strap