Seiko 2019 Watch Releases

Seiko 2019 Watch Releases

Seiko watches are some of the most highly collectable timepieces in the industry, not only for their unbelievably affordable prices but for their exceptional craftsmanship and accurate Japanese movements. It is because of this that watch collectors across the globe are always desperate to find out what the latest Seiko watch releases are. For 2019, the brand has not disappointed. We have been treated to a stunning new Seiko PADI special edition watch, a Seiko Astron 50th Anniversary piece and two breathtaking Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Limited Editions.

Many of the Seiko 2019 watch releases are ready to order now and some are expected to be released in the coming months. You can find all the information and specs you need about the new Seiko watch releases below.

Seiko Prospex 1970 Divers Limited Edition Re-Creation Watch (SLA033J1)

Re-creation watches seem to be the new trend for 2019. Luxury watch brand Breitling have also released their own in the form of a Navitimer Ref.806 1959 Re-Edition watch this year. Seiko are also reliving their past with this stunning Seiko Prospex 1970 Divers Limited Edition which is a re-creation of the 1970 Divers Watch 6105 which was the third divers watch released by Grand Seiko in the seventies.

This stunning predecessor isn’t an exact replica of the original since it has been updated with some incredible new innovations but the aesthetic is incredibly close. The stainless steel case comes in slightly larger at 45mm alongside an improved water resistance of 200 metres, dual curved sapphire crystal glass and the 8L35 automatic movement with manual winding capacity. The Seiko 8L35 calibre is one of our favourites, not only for its accuracy of +15 to -10 seconds per day but it also offers an impressive power reserve of 50 hours.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Movement: 8L35 Automatic
  • Functions: Hour, minute, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Limited Edition: 2,500 pieces
  • RRP: £3,850

Seiko Astron 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch (SSH023J1)

Dressed all in black, this striking new Seiko Astron 1969 Quartz 50th Anniversary watch is limited to only 1,500 pieces and has been released to celebrate the birthday of the Astron Quartz range first released in 1969. The Seiko Astron Quartz collection completely changed the way quartz watches were viewed, amazing people with their accuracy of +5 to -5 seconds per month.

The Seiko Astron 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary Limited Edition boasts a new GPS Solar 5X53 quartz movement which pays homage to the uniqueness and reliability of the first Quartz Astron from 50 years before. It also equips the watch with day and date display, daylight saving time, dual time function, perpetual calendar, power reserve display and world time function. The limited edition also boasts a striking all-black design including a black coated stainless steel case and black ceramic bezel, dual curved sapphire crystal glass and a textured black dial decorated with Lumibrite on the hands and indexes.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 42.7mm
  • Case Material: Black coated stainless steel
  • Movement: 5X53 GPS Solar Quartz
  • Functions: Hour, minute, seconds, date, day, daylight saving time, dual time function, perpetual calendar, power reserve display, world time function
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Limited Edition: 1,500 pieces
  • RRP: £2,300

Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition Watch (SPB087J1)

The Seiko Prospex PADI watch collection is one of the brand’s most highly collectable designs so when this new Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition was released at the beginning of the year, Seiko fans were understandably excited. First founded in 1966, just a few months after the first Seiko divers watch was released, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors became the world’s largest scuba diving training organisation to ensure the safety and enjoyment of divers. Through a shared passion for both diving and marine conservation, Seiko have partnered up with PADI once again to bring us the stunning Seiko Prospex PADI SPB087J1 watch.

This stunning special edition timepiece is equipped with the 6R15 automatic movement with manual winding capacity which promises an accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day and a power reserve of 50 hours. The case of this Seiko Prospex PADI watch is crafted from stainless steel with super hard coating and a stainless steel bezel decorated in the famous PADI colours of red and blue. The unidirectional bezel is also detailed with a 60 minute scale making it perfect for diving in waters with a pressure of 200 metres or under. We are also treated to sapphire crystal glass, a black dial with Lumibrite on the hands and indexes and a black silicon waterproof strap.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Movement: 6R15 Automatic
  • Functions: Hour, minute, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • RRP: £830

Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Watches (SSA393J1 and SSA392J1)

The Seiko Presage watch collection has long been an obvious destination for stunning dress watches filled with incredible innovations. To expand on the brand’s popular Cocktail Time range, for 2019 they have released two new Seiko Presage Cocktail Time watches that are beautifully inspired by a different cocktails created by award winning bar tender Hisashi Kishi from the Star Bar in Tokoyo.

The first model in the duo is the breathtaking Cocktail Time SSA393J1 watch. The purple hues on the dial are reminiscent of the Black Cat Martini and pair perfectly with the smooth stainless steel case and yellow gold accents found on the dial’s hands. The second model, the Seiko Cocktail Time SSA392J1 watch, is a limited edition of 8,000 pieces and comes presented in a yellow gold plated stainless steel case with a stunning dark brown dial inspired by an Old Fashioned cocktail. Both Seiko Presage Cocktail Time watches come with the 4R35 automatic movements, 41 hour power reserves, box-shaped hardlex glass and exhibition case backs.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 40.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel or Gold plated stainless steel
  • Movement: 4R35 Automatic
  • Functions: Hour, minute, seconds, power reserve indicator, subsidiary date
  • Power Reserve: 41 hours
  • Glass: Hardlex glass
  • Limited Edition: 8,000 pieces (SSA392J1 only)
  • RRP: £500 (SSA393J1), £650 (SSA392J1)

 

 

Seiko Prospex Diver Sumo Watches (SPB101J1 and SPB103J1)

Another fantastic treat for Seiko watch collectors, for 2019 the brand has released two incredible new Seiko Prospex Diver Sumo watches that come with a high-end look at an affordable price. Previous Seiko Sumo watches have been highly popular with collectors and we don’t doubt that these two models will follow suit, not only for their reputation but for their improvements.

The two new Seiko Prospex Sumo Diver watches come in a typical divers design with large lugs, bulky stainless steel cases measuring to 45mm and unidirectional bezels in a choice of green or black. One welcome improvement that we are pleased to see is the addition of sapphire crystal glass which replaces the Hardlex that the brand has used in previous Seiko Prospex models. We are also treated to a more traditional font on the bezel which has replaced the wider, more stretched numerals found on older versions. Although they are subtle changes, we are loving the new aesthetics of these Seiko Prospex Diver Sumo watches.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Movement: 6R35 Automatic
  • Functions: Hour, minute, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 70 hours
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • RRP: £740

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