#Kixntix: The Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean “Antarctica” and the icy cool comfort of Nike Dunk HighsThor Svaboe
Seiko diving watches are invariably fantastic. But we all eagerly anticipate the deep blue hues and structured dials of the Save The Ocean releases which, for me, are yearly high points within the Prospex range for dial art, coming close to the brilliance of big brother Grand Seiko, but at great prices. Here, we’re pairing the Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean Special Edition Diver’s “Antarctica” up with the icy cool comfort of Nike Dunk Highs.
Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean Special Edition Diver’s “Antarctica” SRPG59K1
This time it’s not the usual Turtle or Samurai references, but the Baby Tuna SRPG59K1 along with its Monster cousin that have a new lease of life touting a veritable frost-fest of a dial. The legendary tuna can-shaped watch is as tough as ever, and replete with penguin footprints to charm any hardy tool watch fan.
Supporting the world’s largest marine sanctuary, Antarctica, Seiko is doing its bit to fight the global warming that’s affecting some of the most vulnerable creatures on the planet – the penguin habitat under grave danger unless we take action.
The Baby Tuna is instant tool-cool in any colour, and while the term “baby” might seem debatable for a chunk of 43.2mm diver’s watch of 12.6mm thickness, the Baby Tuna is super short of lug at 44mm, so will sit comfortably on any wrist. Did I mention bullet-proof? With its 200m depth rating, strong rubber strap and that quirky steel shroud, this is a watch for life.
The imaginative dial offers a snow-like surface and fume effect drawing you in to discover the little penguin footprints (where did he hide? Under the bezel?), snow-white large indices, and the chunky Seiko Tuna hands we love, all lighting up like the Aurora Borealis at night through the dazzle of Lumibrite lume. Behind the solid case back beats the heart of a 4R35 movement, the close relative of the trusty 4R36 of Turtle family fame. Price EUR 570
The new Nike Dunk High “University Blue”
And boy did we find the perfect match to the crisp arctic dial of the Tuna, in the Nike Dunk High “University Blue”. I’m not claiming these high tops will be warm enough for the Antarctic, but they’re sure to make your feet supremely comfortable and snuggle warm on those grey days. Set for release this summer at a great $110USD price, these might get ripped off the shelves rather quickly.
Often associated with Michael Jordan due to his connection to the UNC Tar Heels, this signature hue has risen up the ranks in Air Jordan popularity. Pair this fresh sneaker with your Tuna, matched up with some chinos or selvedge denim and you’re all set to go.