Prospex ‘Willard’ 2021

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£2,900

LIMITED EDITION OF 1,200 PIECES
Calibre8L35
Movement TypeAutomatic & Manual Winding
Accuracy-10/+15 seconds per day
Case MaterialStainless steel (Super Hard Coating)
Case Diameter44.0mm

Description

There are just 1,200 pieces available globally of this 1970 Diver’s modern reinterpretation timepiece, commemorating the 80th birthday of Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura, the first man in the world to climb the highest peaks of each five continents – wearing a Seiko diving watch.

The dial pattern is based on the mountainous surfaces that Naomi would have seen on his numerous treacherous climbs and subsequent dog sled alpine missions. The crown at 4 o’clock position for comfort and practicality is protected by the wide flowing case design around it, creating its signature look.

The design was named ‘Captain Willard’ by fans for Martin Sheen’s character who wore it in the ‘Apocalypse Now’ movie. Comes with bracelet and additional blue silicone strap featuring the ‘rail pattern’ from the archives of the original Seiko diver’s watch designs.

Prospex is a combination of the words ‘Professional’ and ‘Specifications.’ Seiko Prospex timepieces are designed to be practical, reliable and durable; to meet the high standards required in extreme environments for sports lovers and adventure seekers alike. Since launching Japan’s first diver’s watch in 1965, Seiko’s innovative watchmaking has changed global dive watch standards.

SPECIFICATION

Movement
Accuracy: -10/+15 seconds per day
Calibre: 8L35
Movement Type: Automatic & Manual Winding
Power Reserve: 50 Hours
Watch Case
Case Material: Stainless steel (Super Hard Coating)
Case Thickness: 13.0mm
Case Diameter: 44.0mm
Case Length: 49.3mm
Lug Width: 20.0mm
Exterior
Dial Colour: Blue
LumiBrite: Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Clasp: Three-fold clasp with secure lock, push button release with extender
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Other Specifications
Water Resistance: 20 bar
Crystal Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Crystal Type: Curved Sapphire Crystal