Already reported in late 2017, there will be another PADI Special Edition 200M Automatic Diver’s watch accessible. In view of their first proficient jumper from 1965 , this new model, with reference SPB071J1 has a cool dial with a shading degree from blue to dark and highlights a wave pattern.
For €910 (roughly), you will get a 42.6mm diver’s watch from their Prospex (‘Professional Specifications’) assortment. This isn’t the principal PADI Special Edition, we expounded on the previous models here .
The reference SPB071J has the Seiko 6R15 (programmed) development which has a force hold of 50 hours. This development ticks at 21,600vph. The watch has a screw-down crown and caseback, to guarantee the 200 meters of water obstruction. Ordinarily, you will discover Seiko’s own Hardlex mineral precious stones on their watches in this value range (and even the Marinemaster 300 SBDX017 with a sticker price of €2500 has this sort of gem), yet for this uncommon version SPBJ017J1 Seiko made a special case and utilized a sapphire crystal.
Only fourteen days prior we thought of you about the Seiko Prospex Black Series ( here ). Either Seiko can’t stand by to do these new deliveries outside BaselWorld or they need to get a portion of the SIHH activity. Regardless, it is their full option to do as such and we are not complaining. The slight side note we have is with the cost of this watch. The 6R15 development additionally has been utilized in the SUMO and some different models, with a lower retail cost than this SPB071J1. It is absolutely not an awful development and situated higher than the Seiko type 4R36 (which you’ll find in the Seiko Monsters for instance). The way that it is a PADI extraordinary release most likely additionally affected the value setting of this Seiko SPB071J1.
We love the case state of this watch and the PADI Special Edition’s dial tone is basically shocking looking. At the point when it comes out and accessible for audit, we will try to perform one and go a touch more into detail with this diver’s watch.
According to some prior pictures we saw of this watch, the dial and hands utilizes Lumibrite material in two distinct tones (blue and green). The moment hand and the hour markers at 12, 9 and 6 just as the speck on the bezel have a blue lume shading, while the hour hand and remaining hour markers lume in green.
Available beginning February 2018, with a surmised retail cost of €910. More data by means of Seiko Prospex . The watch comes on a silicon strap.