Friday, April 1, 2016

Seiko Prospex Marinemaster GPS Solar Sailing Watch

The Seiko Prospex collection was launched internationally just two years ago and has already established itself as one of the brand’s leading global collections. Now, building on this success, a new Prospex marine collection is launched, led by a Marinemaster watch that is the first watch, other than Astron, to incorporate Seiko’s unique GPS Solar technology.

Knowing the exact time and time zone at sea is vital so that communication with the team back home can be synchronized, even in the waters near the poles, where time zones change with far greater speed than at the Equator. This new watch marries Seiko’s proven skill in building watches suitable for the most demanding environments with a new timing technology that ensures that, with one touch of a button, the watch adjusts to the exact local time anywhere on earth, on land or at sea, using just the power of light. Furthermore, the Dual-Time function allows an ocean sailor to know at a glance the time in his or her home port as well as local time.

Marinemaster GPS Solar Dual-Time SSF001
The new Marinemaster GPS Solar is built for the harsh conditions that every ocean racer has to foresee. The case and bracelet are made of corrosion-resistant titanium, protected by a super-hard coating and a ceramic bezel. The watch is 20 bar water resistant, with a screw-down case back and crown.
Excellent legibility in any weather, day or night, is ensured by the sapphire crystal coated inside and out to minimise glare and reflection, the wide, prow-shaped markers and Seiko’s latest Lumibrite coating. Complete ease of use was the designer’s next concern. The crown and buttons are easy to use, even when gloves are worn and the case and bracelet are shaped to avoid any edge catching a rope or line. This very special watch is offered in a limited edition of 1,500.

Technical details
Marinemaster GPS Solar Dual-Time: SSF001

Movement
Caliber 8X53
GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment
Dual-Time with AM/PM indication
Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100, Signal reception result indication
World time function (40 Time Zones), Daylight Saving Time function, Power save function
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a time signal and at temperatures between 5℃and 35℃)

Case, dial and strap
Titanium case with super-hard coating
Ceramic bezel
Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 48.5mm, Thickness: 14.7mm
Titanium bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and slide adjuster

Retail Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 3,300 Euro

Edition
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces

World Time Solar Chronograph SSC487
Alongside the Marinemaster is a new series of three solar chronographs, sharing the same design elements and also offering the level of professional specifications that the name Prospex implies. The caliber is perfect for the global sailor. It shows both local and home time simultaneously in a simple dial layout and never needs a battery change, drawing all the energy it needs from light alone.
A power reserve indicator reassures the sailor that the watch is powered sufficiently. The case is 10 bar water resistant and is protected by a screw case back and a screw-down crown, which is itself protected by a special crown guard.

Technical details
Model: World Time Solar Chronograph: SSC487

Movement
Caliber V195
Hour, minute and second hands with calendar
World time function (25 cities)
Dual-Time display with 24 hours indication
Chronograph up to 24 hours in 1/5 second
Split time measurement
Power reserve: approximately 6 months
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 10 bar
Diameter: 44.6mm, Thickness: 12.3mm
Stainless steel bracelet
Three-fold clasp with push button release and secure lock

Retail Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 570 Euro

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