Since the introduction of its first diver’s watch in 1965, Seiko has been somewhat of a fish in water in that category, as evidenced in its most recent line of diver’s watches, the Seiko Prospex LX line. Given its reputation for being robust in design and sturdy in functionality, few were surprised to see this watch win the Diver’s Watch Prize at the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. A reinterpretation of the brand’s 1968 professional Diver’s watch, the new Seiko Prospex LX harkens back to that era when large sports watches were on the rise. Vintage in spirit, this reiteration is entirely modern in execution. The case has been rebuilt to sit more comfortably on the wrist, while its top is angled more profoundly so the Zaratsu-polished surfaces catch the light in a striking manner. The movement has of course been dramatically updated since that 1968 model : the Seiko Prospex LX is now equipped with the 5R Spring Drive caliber, which ensures one-second a day precision. The watch performs well even under various conditions such as shock and variations in temperature. This has been duly tested and proven, since the Spring Drive watch accompanied Yuichiro Miura on his ascent of Mount Everest and even traveled to the International Space Station. A tried and true design, the Seiko Prospex LX is here to stay as the watch for the mightiest of adventurers.
Seiko Prospex LX line Spring Drive 5R65 SNR029
CASE : titanium, saturation diver’s 300m DIAMETER : 44.8mm MOVEMENT : Spring Drive 5R65, 72-hour power reserve DIAL : black with LumiBrite on hour-markers and hands FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve Spring Drive BRACELET : titanium bracelet with adjustable folding clasp