It’s been 110 years since Seiko created Japan’s very first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 2023, Seiko will celebrate the 110th anniversary of its first wrist-borne timekeeper with a series of commemorative timepieces. Seiko Prospex is marking the occasion with a new creation in its Save the Ocean series.
The watch’s slim case is based on 1968’s reference 6105-8000 diver’s watch, a robust yet elegant Seiko classic whose flowing case inspired the designs of many iconic diver’s watches that followed. Though its case references a diver’s watch from the past, the Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition runs on the modern and high-performing 6R35 automatic caliber with 70 hours of power reserve.
The reference 6105-8000
automatic mechanical diver’s watch from 1968.
The textured dial captures the power of the polar glaciers that shape the landscapes and seascapes of the Arctic and Antarctic. Its silvery-white color and delicately striated surface create a unique depth that invites repeated looks. And yet a single glance is all that’s needed to tell the time on this highly legible limited-edition tool watch.
It’s presented on a comfortable five-row steel bracelet with compact secure clasps and extenders for diving.
The Save the Ocean Limited Edition also comes with an additional strap whose polyester material has been formed, in the spirit of sustainability, entirely from recycled plastic bottles. It features a traditional braiding technique from Japan called Seichu, resulting in strength that meets the demanding standards of Seiko diver’s watches.
The words “Limited Edition” and the individual number are inscribed on the screw case back.*
* In the actual product, the case back direction may vary from the photographed version.