At least in our locale of the world (Europe that is), the Prospex assortment does quite well. Hell, even 50% of our own group chose to pull the trigger on a Marinemaster 300 or other Prospex model.
This year, Seiko makes it considerably harder on us by delivering another Prospex range, the Prospex LX assortment. Three new models, each in a ‘Dark Edition’ also, so six altogether. How about we have a first look.
Seiko Prospex LX
Let’s beginning with the LX, as indicated by Seiko a clue to a Latin word for ‘light’. It has nothing to do with the weight, in spite of the fact that there are models in titanium also, yet with how light is considered the expansive, level surfaces of each Prospex LX case. As should be obvious, Seiko applied a lovely combination of silk brushed and cleaned surfaces. The cleaning is finished by the Zaratsu method.
The new Seiko Prospex LX is planned by Ken Okuyama, who has additionally worked in the car business as fashioner. For instance, he chipped away at the plan of the Porsche 911 (996) and he dealt with a few Ferrari plans (counting the Enzo, 456M and California) during his time at Pininfarina. He additionally worked with watches previously, or better said, utilized a TAG Heuer Carrera watch as motivation for the dashboard of his own K.O.7 Spider idea vehicle. Presently, he teamed up on this new Seiko Prospex LX, on which he expressed: ”My point was to take the special legacy and uprightness that Seiko has implicit games looks after the many years and to bring them alive in a plan that has effortlessness, amicability, force and presence. The Prospex LX is a genuine Seiko with an altogether contemporary feel.”
As you can see, Seiko and Okuyama regarded the first plan of their 1968 Professional Diver.
Case and Bracelet
All six Prospex LX watches have a titanium case with a distance across of 44.8mm, of which three are treated with dark covering. Those three come with silicone and calfskin ties (calf and croc), where the titanium watches come with a titanium arm band. It very well may be interestingly that I am truly eager about the plan of a Seiko wristband, they look extremely overall quite energetic. No cleaned joins this time. The models are as follows:
- SNR025 – Titanium case and wristband, compass bezel (GMT hand)
- SNR029 – Titanium case and wristband, jumping bezel
- SNR033 – Titanium case and wristband, GMT bezel (GMT hand)
The dark covered variants are like the ones above, resp. SNR027 (calf lash), SNR031 (silicone) and SNR035 (crocodile strap).The jumper’s references (SNR029 and SNR031) have a water obstruction of 300 meters, the land variants (reference SNR025 and SNR027) a water opposition of 200 meters and the GMT watches (reference SNR033 and SNR035) 100 meters water opposition. All Seiko Prospex LX models have a screw case back and screw-down crown. Rather than Hardlex precious stones, Seiko chose to utilize sapphire gems for these models.
Spring Drive 5R Caliber
Perhaps the greatest news is that the Seiko Prospex LX assortment will utilize the 5R Spring Drive type. We’ve composed ordinarily on this imaginative mechanical instrument combined with an IC and quartz gem, giving an exactness of max. 1 second deviation each day. The references of these watches all beginning with SNR, which means they are fueled by a Spring Drive development. The Seiko Prospex LX assortment utilizes two distinctive Spring Drive developments, the type 5R66 for the models with a GMT hand and the type 5R65 for the models without. All models have, obviously, a force hold pointer, as this is the situation with (nearly) throughout the Spring Drive controlled watches. These self-winding types have a force save of 3 days and have 30 gems inside.
Pricing And Some Thoughts
I accept that this makes the Prospex LX really an exceptionally cool purchase, combined with its astounding completed case and arm band. The SNR029 is most likely my number one reference, a straightforward jumping watch with Spring Drive development and clean dial. The estimating may come a piece as shock to individuals who aren’t that acquainted with the Prospex (and Marinemaster) watches. The European retail costs are €5100,- (SNR025, 027), €6100,- (SNR029, 031), €5600,- (SNR033, 035). The measurement of the watches (44.8mm) is something I need to attempt first (and I will have done as such at the time this article is distributed), so we will address this in a subsequent active article with one of these watches.
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