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WELCOME TO SEIKO PROSPEX

Since 1965, when Seiko launched its first diver’s watch, we have been at the forefront of the technology of diver’s watches and many of the attributes now considered essential in the best diver’s watches were invented by Seiko.

Today, the Seiko Prospex diver’s watch collection offers an unrivalled range of timepieces designed for the professional and recreational diver alike, all of which incorporate the technologies, materials and specialist features that the diver needs to be safe in the water.

PROSPEX CHALLENGE 2017

We are pleased to invite you to explore the world of Seiko Prospex at one of a worldwide series of exhibitions to be held over the coming months. Please come and see why today’s Seiko Prospex is the best choice for your diving needs.

This exhibition is entitled the Prospex Challenge. It is designed to show you how Prospex meets the most demanding challenges under the waves. Every Seiko Prospex watch is built for this challenge. Why not come and see how it’s done? Just follow the Treasure box icon.

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Seiko diver's watch history

Japan's First Diver's Watch

Japan's first diver's watch was an automatic 150m Diver's. It was a self-winding 150m watch, with an outsized crown, rotating bezel with a special gasket and wide hands and dial markers. The launch of this model marked the start of Seiko's pursuit for ever greater reliability and safety. In 1966, the watch proved its reliability and precision on the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition.

The Diver's 300m, with a 10-beat
high precision automatic caliber

This timepiece used a hi-beat caliber to assure higher precision. It was automatic, with manual winding capability, and featured stronger and brighter hands and dial markers.

The world's first diver's watch
with a titanium case,
the Professional Diver's 600m

The watch that changed the world's standards. It featured a two-layer case construction for greater security against shock and corrosion. The new accordion-style strap ensured ease of use by expanding and contracting as the divers' depth changed. Over 20 patents were granted to this world-leading timepiece.

The Professional Diver's 600m,
the world's first saturation
diving watch featuring
a quartz movement.

In 1983, it performed perfectly at 1,062m below the surface aboard the Japanese Manned Research Submersible SHINKAI 2000.

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The legend gets passed on

  • Since 1966, Seiko Diver’s watches have been chosen four times to accompany Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions on its research missions.

  • In May 1983, two Professional Diver's 600m watches were affixed to the exterior hull of SHINKAI 2000, the Japanese manned research submersible created by JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology). They were originally intended for use up to 600 meters, yet the watches withstood water pressure at a depth of 1,062 meters at the testing in 1983.

  • The Professional Diver’s 1000m was subjected to the most extreme test imaginable in 2014.
    Affixed to the exterior hull of KAIKO 7000 II, a remotely operated undersea research vehicle, both mechanical and quartz versions of the Professional Diver’s 1000m were taken down to the ocean’s depths.

  • The depth testing was monitored by JAMSTEC members.

  • All the watches functioned perfectly down to a depth of 3,000 meters.

  • The latest mechanical version of Professional Diver’s1000m was attached to the manipulator arm of the manned research submersible SHINKAI 6500.

  • The manipulator was being exhaustively tested, so our watch spent 16 hours and 40 minutes over three days at depths of up to 1,398 meters. The watch passed the test with flying colors, with its precision well within specified limits.

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Seiko and PADI®

Seiko is an official watch partner of PADI.To celebrate and promote this partnership, Seiko has created a special PADI diver’s watch with the PADI logo on the dial and with the red and blue PADI colors on the case.

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Give Away! Original event novelties

Some events offer the novelties for visitors. *
Please contact the event venue which you plan to visit to find out which novelty is available.

*It depends on each event.

EVENTS

  • GLASGOW LONDON
    FRANKFURT
  • NEW YORK
    ORLANDO
  • QUARRY BAY TSIM SHA TSUI
    TAIPEI HSINCHU CITY
  • BRISBANE
    SYDNEY
    MELBOURNE
  • EUROPE
  • AMERICA
  • ASIA
  • OCEANIA
  • Germany-Frankfurt-

    Date
    : October 4, 2017 - October 24, 2017
    Venue
    : Seiko Boutique Frankfurt
    Address
    : Große Bockenheimer 19 /
    Freßgass; 60313 Frankfurt
    Official website

    United Kingdom-Glasgow-

    Date
    : November 23, 2017 - November 30, 2017
    Venue
    : James Porter & Sons, Glasgow
    Address
    : 24-26 & 12-14 Argyll Arcade,
    Glasgow, G28BA
    Tel
    : +44-0141221585
    Official website

    United Kingdom-London-

    Date
    : November 17, 2017 - November 22, 2017
    Venue
    : Seiko Boutique London
    Address
    : 57 Brompton Road Knightsbridge,
    London, SW3 1DP
    Tel
    : +44-02031056212
    Official website
  • United States-New York-

    Date
    : October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017
    Venue
    : Macy's Herald Sq.
    Address
    : 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
    Official website

    United States-New York-

    Date
    : November 1, 2017
    Venue
    : HODINKEE x GQ event
    Address
    : SoHo Townhouse
    Official website

    United States-Orlando-

    Date
    : November 1, 2017 - November 4, 2017
    Venue
    : DEMA Show
    Address
    : Orlando Convention Center
    (9899 International Dr. Orlando FL)
    Official website
  • HONG KONG-QUARRY BAY-

    Date
    : September 29, 2017 - October 8, 2017
    Venue
    : Cityplaza, Taikoo
    Address
    : No. 113A, 1/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo
    Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Island East, Hong Kong
    Tel
    : +852-2736-0235
    Official website

    HONG KONG-Tsim Sha Tsui-

    Date
    : January 11, 2017 - January 14, 2017
    Venue
    : iSQUARE, Tsim Sha Tsui
    Address
    : Area C, iFunction, iSQUARE,
    63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel
    : +852-2736-0235
    Official website

    TAIWAN-HSINCHU CITY-

    Date
    : November 1, 2017 - November 14, 2017
    Venue
    : SEIKO SIS Big City
    Address
    : 5F,NO.239, Zhongyang Rd., East Dist., 
    Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    Tel
    : +886-3-515-2869
    Official website

    TAIWAN-TAIPEI-

    Date
    : October 21, 2017 - October 29, 2017
    Venue
    : SEIKO SIS VIESHOW CINEMAS TAIPEI HSINYI
    Address
    : NO.18, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., 
    Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    Official website
  • AUSTRALIA-BRISBANE-

    Date
    : October 6, 2017 - October 30, 2017
    Venue
    : Wallace Bishop
    Address
    : The Myer Centre - 117 Queen St,
    Brisbane QLD 4000 PH
    Tel
    : +61-7-3625-8100
    Official website

    AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE-

    Date
    : September 15, 2017 - October 3, 2017
    Venue
    : Salera's Chadstone
    Address
    : b194/Chadstone Shopping Centre,
    Chadstone VIC 3148 PH
    Tel
    : +61-3-9569-6303
    Official website

    AUSTRALIA-SYDNEY-

    Date
    : November 6, 2017 - December 4, 2017
    Venue
    : Angus & Coote
    Address
    : SH G17, Sydney Central Plaza, Pitt Street,
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Tel
    : +61-2-9233-4488
    Official website

Seiko Prospex diver’s watches