Seiko Unveils an Update to the Iconic "Captain Willard"

It’s been four decades.

By
Fashion
14,779 Hypes 7 Comments

In 1979, Martin Sheen wore the original Seiko 6105-8110/9 during his portrayal of Captain Willard in the movie sensation Apocalyspe Now, the film also featured legendary actor Marlon Brando. Ever since then, the watch earned the nickname “Captain Willard”, and has become one of the most iconic dive watches ever. Realizing its popularity over the last four decades, Seiko has finally unveiled a modern version of the “Captain Willard:” the Prospex 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition SLA033.

While the new SLA033 measures at 45mm, just slightly larger than its predecessor (44mm), it is nonetheless a faithful adaptation of the legendary original. The crown on the new model is also iconically located at 4 o’clock position and sits tightly between bulky crown guards, while the design of the bezel and dial remains largely unchanged. The water resistance has been increased to 200 meters from the original 150 meters, with the case incorporating a super-hard coating. The dial is protected by a dual-curved sapphire crystal, finished with an anti-reflective coating. Of course, with four decades on the last model, the movement has now been upgraded with a 8L35 automatic caliber movement. The watch also holds a power reserve of 50 hours, and will be hand-assembled by Seiko in Japan — limited to only 2,500 units.

The Seiko Prospex 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition SLA033 will be available some time in July and will retail for $4,250 USD.

For more legendary dive watches, check out the new two-toned Rolex Sea-Dweller.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Badgirl$ Delves Into Grunge Hip-Hop Territory on Debut Project, 'Bethnal'
Music

Badgirl$ Delves Into Grunge Hip-Hop Territory on Debut Project, 'Bethnal'

Alongside a music video for the lead single “Juice.”

Stream American Football's Newest Eponymous Studio Album 'LP3'
Music

Stream American Football's Newest Eponymous Studio Album 'LP3'

Introducing a more mature sound.

Mr. Oizo's 'Rythme Plat' Resumes His Nostalgic French-Electro Sound
Music

Mr. Oizo's 'Rythme Plat' Resumes His Nostalgic French-Electro Sound

The latest EP from the Ed Banger-backed powerhouse.


Hans Zimmer to Score Denis Villenueve's Sci-Fi Epic 'Dune'
Entertainment

Hans Zimmer to Score Denis Villenueve's Sci-Fi Epic 'Dune'

Adding to an already stellar cast and crew.

3.PARADIS & ROARGUNS Link Up for "NO GUNS IN PARADIS" BE@RBRICK
Design

3.PARADIS & ROARGUNS Link Up for "NO GUNS IN PARADIS" BE@RBRICK

Crafted as a call for harmony against gun violence.

Shlohmo Is Jarringly Conceptual on Latest Album, 'The End'
Music

Shlohmo Is Jarringly Conceptual on Latest Album, 'The End'

The third studio album from the king of white noise abstraction.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.