Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition SPB071J1: a modern reinterpretation

The Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition SPB071J1 has a distinct graduated dial that goes from blue to black and has wave patterns. Its recommended retail price is approximately EUR910. Photo: © Seiko.

The Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition SPB071J1 features a graduated dial from blue to black and wave patterns inspired by the deep sea. Its design is the brand’s modern reinterpretation of the first Seiko diver’s watch from 1965.

In darkness, the hour markers at 6, 9 and 12 including the minute hand emit a blue light while the others and the hour hand have a green luminescence.

The Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition SPB071J1 will be available from February 2018 onwards and its approximate pricing is EUR910.

Seiko began its partnership with PADI in 2016 and the first Seiko PADI Special Edition timepieces were the SRPA21 Automatic Diver’s and the Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition Kinetic GMT Diver’s SUN065.

PADI is the acronym for Professional Association of Dive Instructors and they are the world’s largest scuba diving organization with the highest number of recreational diving memberships.

 

 

 

 

Seiko has been producing diving watches since 1965 and their movements and watchcases have proven to be extremely robust.

Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition
Automatic Diver’s SPB071J1
Technical Specifications:

• Calibre 6R15 automatic movement
• 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats)
• 23 jewels
• 50 hours power reserve
• Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
• Screw-down crown
• Graduated blue to black dial with wave pattern
• Lumibrite luminescence
• Uni-directional bezel
• 42.6mm diameter case in stainless steel
• Water-resistant to 200m
• Silicon band
Recommended retail price: approx. EUR910
Available from February 2018