In 1965, Japanese watchmaker Seiko created the brand’s first-ever dive watch under the reference 62MAS. Now in 2020, the company is celebrating the iconic watch’s 55th anniversary, first by releasing a special edition re-creation with an updated 8L55 movement, and now launching a new line under its Prospex series inspired by the 62MAS itself.
The four new retro-indebted timepieces all come in the form of a 40.5mm stainless steel case with the different colored dials designed to harken back to the 1965 model itself, with the indices, bezel, date window and hands all borrowing from the original. Of course, with 55 years now under its belt, Seiko has also provided a welcome modern upgrade to the movement powering the watch, now relying on its in-house 6R35 automatic movement, which boasts a power reserve of an impressive 70 hours. As usual, all the divers will come with 200m water resistance as well as Seiko’s very own LumiBrite lume for greater legibility in dark conditions.
Seiko’s new 62MAS-inspired Prospex line will be available some time this summer, with prices ranging from $1,000 USD to $1,350 USD.
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