Seiko presents, for fans of the brand, a new re-release of the most iconic and beloved Prospex models, known by the nickname "Turtle". The new Prospex "King Turtle" is a professional waterproof diving watch up to 200 meters, equipped with the auto-charged caliber 4R36 with manual charging option and a power reserve of over 41 hours.
The steel case measures 45 mm and stands out for its iconic shape reminiscent of the carapace of a turtle, adopted for the first time in the legendary diving watch of 1970 with the aim of protecting the crown, positioned at 4 o'clock. In this updated version, the timepiece shows a new dial with a 3D pattern that exposes the functions 3 spheres, day and date to a window at three o'clock, whose legibility is guaranteed by a magnifying glass, indices and hands are covered with Lumibrite, the one-way rotating bezel is made of black ceramic. The anti-glare sapphire glass completes the timepiece. All of the features listed apply to the definition of "King“.
The watch is available in the version with a khaki green silicone strap with accordion or with steel bracelet with déployante closure and release button. It is part of this renewed edition of the "King Turtle" also the special version Save the Ocean that, as part of the initiative in support of theOcean Learning Center, helps to concretely support the non-profit activity of Fabien Cousteau. This model Prospex is dedicated to the white shark, especially that theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines at risk of extinction.
The beauty of these magnificent sea creatures is celebrated in the decoration of the dials, which presents a blue wave pattern from which you can glimpse the emergence of a small fin. the Great White Shark it is also remembered in the fin shape of the second hand. Seiko shares with Fabien Cousteau the passion for the marine environment and the desire to preserve uncontaminated the beauty of its seabed. For this reason the Japanese brand accompanies the famous explorer in his adventures supporting Ocean Learning Center, an institution created by Cousteau to concretely contribute to the health of the oceans.
After more than 50 years of investment and research in the field of diving watches, Seiko's list of successes is impressive: from the first use of titanium for the case, to the invention of the more elastic and comfortable accordion corrugated strap, to the double case, up to indices and spheres oversized by incomparable legibility, Seiko has always been at the forefront in this area , of which he has signed some important pages of history.
In 1965 he produced japan's first diving watch and only 3 years later, in 1968, he launched the first diver 300m characterized by automatic movement Hi-Beat high precision with 10 vibrations per second. Retail price of EURO 599.00 for the version with silicone strap and EURO 619.00 for the version with steel bracelet.