HANDS-ON: The Aussie-only Seiko Prospex SRPD50KFelix Scholz
Seiko is a brand with a lot of love in Australia — their watches, especially the divers, are incredibly popular, due in equal parts to their good looks, virtual indestructibility and high ratio of bang vis-à-vis buck. So, we’ve got no doubt that this Australia-only limited edition — a two-tone twist on the classic turtle — will be a hit. So, say hello to the Seiko Prospex SRPD50K.
If you’re reading this, the fundamentals of the watch are likely familiar to you. A big, cushion-y case (which resembles the silhouette of a turtle — hence the name) that clocks in at 45mm across, 47.7mm top to bottom and 13.4mm tall. The movement is the solid caliber 4R36, and Hardlex crystal. The cosmetics, though, are completely new. The case has been treated with a dark grey/anthracite coating, which is a nice alternative to the straight-up matt black. It’s dark, but it’s still metallic. Add to this the yellow gold crown, bezel and applied dial details and you’ve got a watch that has all the wrist drama you could want. There’s also some high contrast on the dial — the slightly grained black dial is nicely offset by the soft white luminous material that fills the plots. All told, it offers a pleasing mix of modern style with flashes of lux.
This limited edition comes in a fancy hard case watch box, and an additional silicone strap. It’s limited to 1000 pieces.
Seiko Prospex SRPD50K price
Seiko Prospex SRPD50K, limited to 1000 pieces, $995
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