Seiko have certainly started 2021 with a bang with numerous releases that pays tribute to the 140th year anniversary, and It would appear that there’s no stopping Seiko while models after models will continue to pour into the market in the coming months. Since the release of the SLA043J1, which was the 1965 Diver’s Re-creation, the popular use color of the arctic blue has been on the ride. Here are a few upcoming models that we are looking to pick up to further discuss. One thing that these watches have in common is the new blue color that we’re seeing on new Seiko watch models. The following are a list of new watch models that are presented in the new arctic blue color.
With the ongoing project collaboration with “Save The Ocean”, this years editions are ice cold Antarctica models, SRPG59K1 (Tuna)610.00USD and SRPG57K1 (Monster)590.00USD. The theme on these Antarctica editions are inspired by the landscape of the world’s largest marine sanctuary: Antarctica. The dial’s graduated color and texture echo the white-blue views of the area created by light reflected on the ice, whilst the penguin footprints represent the dwindling numbers of its inhabitants. Seiko donates proceeds from these ‘Save the Ocean’ models to sea conservation and environmental organizations.
These new Seiko PADI watch models SNE575P1 (Solar) 535.00USD, SRPG21K1(Samurai) 540.00USD, SRPG19K1 (Turtle)550.00USD, are similarly designed with the same theme using the arctic blue color along with the “earth” dial pattern. The PADI timepiece collection is exclusive to Seiko, the only global watch brand to design a range of professional diver’s watches in official colors featuring the PADI logo. PADI (The Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization, unifying divers around the globe who share a passion for adventure and love for the ocean.
Another praise worthy collaboration with Seiko and graphic designer Yuta Kawaguchi GUCCIMAZE. Yuta Kawaguchi was born 1989 in Kanagawa, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University. After working for a design agency, he began working independently in 2018.Based in Tokyo, he creates work for Japan and abroad, collaborating with numerous artists and brands. He has become known for his unique graphic style—three-dimensional typographic forms that convey a sense of tangible sharpness,set in vivid, venomous color schemes. As a graphic designer, he has also created brand logos, editorial designs and websites. The list price for the SRPG65K1 would be 580.00UDSD.
Each of the Seiko watch models mentioned above are presented with the new arctic blue color. Personally, the arctic blue has definitely got my attention. I’m stuck between the Seiko Solar Dive Watch – PADI Edition SNE575P1 and the Seiko PROSPEX King Turtle – PADI Edition SRPG19K1. For those who are looking for a new watch for the summer, be sure to check out some of these new arctic blue Seiko watch models. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our custom fitted watchbands that can fit on some of these new Seiko watch models.
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Written by Sam
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