International warming. Whether or not it’s from us people heating issues up by what we do and/or mom nature having scorching flashes, it’s a factor. A giant factor. Simply ask the exhausted polar bears who should swim for a lot of extra miles to succeed in the ice they should hunt for seals. And when polar bears are struggling on the North Pole, life on the South Pole should even be in dire straits. The Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean Particular Version Diver’s “Antarctica” watches trace that the Japanese producer retains a watchful eye on the coldest, windiest, and (weirdly) driest continent on Earth. The tiny penguin footsteps on the dial are proof of that.
Antarctica is the world’s largest marine sanctuary. The frozen continent can also be a novel place when it comes to the inhospitable but gorgeous panorama that consists of infinite white snowfields, rugged rock formations, ice in all styles and sizes, and spectacular mountain ranges that attain excessive into the sky. It’s simply this panorama and the sky that sits above it that result in the creation of the 2 Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean Particular Version Diver’s “Antarctica” Watches. Each the Monster SRPG57K1 and Child Tuna SRPG59K1 seem in icy chilly colours that go nice with the upcoming summer time warmth.
Monster SRPG57K1 on ice
Let’s begin with the Monster SRPG57K1 that prices €550. Monsters are a selected breed. Balazs lined the Prospex PADI Monster SRPE27K1 final yr and argued that was the proper mannequin. What Seiko tries to do with this new mannequin is to echo the magical shades of blue and white of Antarctica.
And by coloring the dial in icy tones and a frost sample, it desires to move the wearer to this wild and engaging land the place penguins roam. Nicely, waddle is extra correct, I feel. Take a look at their footsteps on the dial — these are usually not markings left behind by a stride, however by a totter. Though I’ve to say that seeing a penguin swim/fly underwater is a factor of sleek magnificence. However let’s keep targeted on the penguin, sorry, I imply Monster, earlier than us.
The metal 42.four×13.4mm metal case with a size of 49.4mm is waterproof to a depth of 200 meters. There’s a screw-down crown at four o’clock and the screwed case again signifies that the Monster SRPG57K1 is a particular version. This Monster is particular, not restricted. Which do you like? Particular says one thing about character; restricted is barely about numbers. I do know which I desire…
Accuracy in arctic situations
Seiko outfitted the brand new Monster with a metal bracelet that includes a three-fold clasp with a safe lock and push-button launch with extender. The motion contained in the case is the automated caliber 4R36 that has an influence reserve of roughly 41 hours. The claimed accuracy is between +45/-35 seconds per day primarily based on regular every day put on on the wrist in temperatures between 5 °C and 35 °C. And now I foresee an issue when sporting this watch on a visit to the South Pole. This due to Antarctica’s common annual temperatures that vary from about −10 °C on the coast to −60 °C on the highest components of the inside. Preserve the Monster SRPG57K1 far-off from Antarctica is my recommendation.
Different options of the SRPG57K1 price mentioning are the Hardlex glass and magnifying lens over the day and date indication, the Lumibrite on palms, indexes, and the unidirectional rotating bezel. Whether or not this icy chilly particular version Monster is particular sufficient to chill down your wrist is a query I can’t reply for you.
Child Tuna SRPG59K1 on ice
The second Prospex Automated Diver’s Save The Ocean Particular Version is the Child Tuna SRPG59K1. This new Prospex comes with a silicone strap and a worth of €570. The dial of the Child Tuna is equivalent to that of the Monster, however in fact, the case and bezel are fully completely different and so is the strap. Speaking of the strap, it’s actually laborious to overlook, contemplating it’s created from white/grey silicone. In addition to being arresting, additionally it is extremely snug on the wrist. It’s much more arctic trying than the metal bracelet of the Monster SRPG57K1.
The 200-meter waterproof case measures 43.2×12.6mm with a 44mm lug-to-lug. So the case diameter is greater than that of the Monster SRPG57K1, nevertheless it’s additionally 5.4mm shorter. The best way a Monster and a Child Tuna sit on the wrist and put on is totally completely different. The Antarctic theme is identical, the remainder is totally distinctive to every mannequin
This watch is a cool summer time instrument
Contained in the distinct case beats the automated caliber 4R35. And that motion principally has the very same specs because the caliber 4R36 talked about earlier than however lacks a day indication. And because it’s virtually equivalent to the Monster’s motion, this Child Tuna can also be not a watch that’s meant for use as a instrument watch in ant/arctic situations. Fortunately, it should don’t have any downside doing every kind of issues summer-related.
The glass used above the icy dial is created from Hardlex however lacks a lens above the date indication that sits between four and 5 o‘clock on this mannequin. The Lumibrite on palms and indexes has a chilly blueish-green glow at midnight. And similar to the Monster SRPG57K1, this Child Tuna SRPG59K1 is outfitted with a screwed case again. The unidirectional rotating diving bezel can also be current. So, is it going to be a Monster or a Child Tuna summer time? For extra info please go to the Seiko web site.
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