Prospex high-end diver’s watch with textured green dial.
Seiko’s LX Line was released in 2019. It is a brand new watch series that represents Prospex’s best product in terms of quality and performance as well as the innovation of the Spring Drive movement. The real Prospex model is designed for use on land, sea and sky, and is a timepiece specially made for action. Today, Seiko released a limited edition watch based on the diver model, including the new Prospex LX Line SNR045.
LX Line is sharp, strong, high-performance, and to prove Seiko’s superb skills in sports watches, it is the best product in the Prospex series. In fact, in many respects, it is almost on par with the products in the Seiko version of the brand. These include the use of Zaratsu polished titanium case, high-tech materials and innovative Spring Drive technology. And the design follows the same rules. Indeed, the LX series is a subsidiary of Ken Okuyama Design-famous for designing many Ferrari cars, including the Ferrari Enzo or the first generation Honda NSX. There is no doubt about the sportiness of this series of watches.
The brand has released three versions, namely a dive watch, a GMT model and a third model with a compass. Today, the brand released the first limited edition based on the series and relies on the existing aquatic reference SNR029, And has a unique sense of color. And texture makes it a special model.
The new Seiko Prospex LX Line limited edition SNR045 is inspired by Antarctica, especially the Skarvsnes foreland, which is about 55 kilometers away from Showa Station, an Antarctic Japan Research Station. There, Japanese researchers discovered a mysterious underwater moss forest covering the bottom of a nearby lake. The unique moss pillar has been formed underwater for centuries and is affectionately named “kokebozu”, which is a Japanese word that combines Coca-Cola (moss) and little boy (bouzu). This new limited edition brings the mysterious scenery of underwater forest and moss to life.
The inspiration is easy to understand when looking at the new green dial with a unique texture and an aftertaste of the moss pillars. The ceramic bezel of the 60-minute diving scale also uses the same color scheme, giving this model a unique character and bold appearance. The dial is punched by oversized hands (with a typical Seiko shape) and applied hour markers. All hands are filled with high-performance Lumibrite material.
The case of this new reference SNR045 is the same as the non-limited edition, it is made of high-density titanium alloy with a hard coating-lightweight and durable. The case is large and strong, with a diameter and angle of 44.8mm. There is no doubt that this model of sports career. It is equipped with sapphire crystal, one-way bezel, screw-in crown, and water resistance to 300m. This cheap watch is worn on a titanium bracelet, and has a three-fold buckle and a strong lock, with a diving extension button release.
One of the characteristics of the LX Line watch is that it uses Seiko’s innovative hybrid technology for power supply, and SNR045 is no exception. Inside the case is a movement that combines the best performance of a mechanical self-winding movement and the accuracy of a quartz adjustment mechanism. The accuracy level is ±1 second per day or ±15 seconds per month. The movement displays hours, minutes, seconds, as well as the date and remaining power (in the current case, it is 72h when fully tightened).
Seiko Prospex LX series limited edition SNR045 is a limited edition.
Technical Specifications-Seiko PROSPEX LX Series Limited Edition SNR045
Case: diameter 44.8 mm x height 15.7 mm-high-density titanium case, brushed and polished-titanium alloy unidirectional bezel with green ceramic inlay-sapphire crystal glass with A/R coating-screw-in Case-back-screw-in crown-waterproof to 300m
Dial: Green textured dial, inspired by the lake near Skarvsnes Foreland, Antarctica-applied hour markers and hands are full of Lumibrite
Movement: Seiko 5R65 movement, internal-automatic winding, mixed with Spring Drive-30 jewels-quartz adjustment with automatic winding function-72 hours power reserve-accuracy of ± 1 second per day-hours, minutes, Seconds, date and power reserve
Bracelet: 3-link high-density brushed titanium bracelet-triple clasp, with safety lock, button release with diving extender