Sports watch of the year

The Sun (Malaysia) - - STYLE -

SEIKO’S first hi-beat diver’s watch cre­ated in 1965 – the Seiko Prospex – was awarded the Sports watch prize at the pres­ti­gious 2018 Grand Prix d’Hor­logerie de Genève (GPHG) on Nov 9.

The panel jury of 29 recog­nised watch ex­perts also awarded the Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Re­cre­ation Lim­ited Edi­tion: SLA025 ( as the best sports watch of the year.

On top of its Cal­i­bre 8L55 that was specif­i­cally de­signed for diver’s use, it also had a 10-beat, high pre­ci­sion au­to­matic cal­i­bre, a one-piece struc­ture, a screw­down crown and a uni-di­rec­tional ro­tat­ing bezel.

Ev­ery de­tail is of the high­est qual­ity; its Zaratsu pol­ish­ing gives the lug a mag­nif­i­cent sharp­ness and beauty, while a dual-curved sap­phire crys­tal with anti-re­flec­tive coat­ing en­sures high leg­i­bil­ity and a durable sil­i­cone bracelet to ac­com­pany the watch.

The mark­ers have pol­ished edges and those at 12, 6 and 9 are dif­fer­ent in de­sign to guar­an­tee that time is eas­ily read even 300 me­tres down. – Ja­son Lim

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