Modern CollectablesSeiko Prospex Twilight Blue Diver’s Watch Re-interpets Classic 1968 Model

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The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, launched today, re-interprets Seiko’s classic 1968 automatic diver’s model and is inspired by the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea. Twilight Blue comes with interchangeable straps meaning it can be worn with a bracelet or silicone design to suit any style.

Seiko Prospex Twilight SPB097J1, image courtesy Seiko

The main evolution on this new reference SPB097J1 can be seen on the dial and the bezel, as both feature a unique colour combination. Black and blue versions already existed in the collection, as well as a PADI edition with black dial and Pepsi bezel (ref. SPB087).

Sunburst

The colour combination introduced under the name Twilight Blue is according to Seiko created to “reflect the sea at sunset at Malta Island“. The dial of the SPB097J1 is presented in turquoise blue with a sunburst brushed pattern, while there are ouches of orange on the 5-minute makers on the inner flange, on the depth indication, and on the seconds hand.

Also new to this reference SPB097J1 is the bezel’s black and orange insert with orange marking the first 15 minutes of the diver’s scale

Seiko Prospex Twilight SPB097J1 bands, image courtesy Seiko

Features of the automatic watch include the Caliber 6R15 movement with 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second), 23 jewels, a power reserve of 50 hours, stainless steel case with super-hard coating, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, screw case back, screw-down crown, stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender. A silicone strap is also included.

The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue has a diameter of 44.0 mm and thickness of 13.1 mm, and features water resistance up to 200m and magnetic resistance of 4,800 A/m.

The recommended retail price for this limited edition is €1,200.

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