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Hot Take: The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue SPB097J1

Hot Take: The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue SPB097J1

We have expression of another jumper, the Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, a unique version for the European and US markets.

Seiko is no more abnormal to unique editions.  With the declaration of the new Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, the brand keeps things moving with their most up to date territorial offering.   In the past, it was Japan and some southeast Asian nations getting all the consideration, however this freshest jumper is showcased principally towards the European and US market.  It’s practically week after week since Seiko reports a type of a restricted or extraordinary offering.  To recap what’s gone on of late with Seiko, there have been various coordinated effort pieces with Japanese originators and design companies, a restricted version piece with a gem dealer in the new SPB107 Topper Limited Edition , last year’s European market Dawn Gray arrangement with both a Turtle and a Samurai, and the tremendously mainstream purported SRPC49 “Ninja Turtle” that was sold as an exceptional release during 2018.  I’m certainly missing different deliveries, yet let’s center around today’s news.

Based on the 1968 Diver Reinterpretation

The new Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue comes in as ref. SPB097J1 and like the Topper piece I referenced already, this one is likewise founded on the cutting edge re-understanding of the 1968 diver.  The customary release models (the dark dial/dark bezel on arm band SPB077J1, the dark dial/blue bezel on dark silicone tie SPB079J1, dark dial/blue & red bezel on silicone tie PADI SPB087J1, and the blue dial/dark bezel on wristband and lash SPB083J1) were what I’d call sleeper hits.  We weren’t promptly taken with them because of the utilization of Seiko’s current handset including a huge bolt hour hand, however time has changed things.  Most of us presently accept that this could possibly be Seiko’s best all-around diver.

With its generally thin 13.1mm case profile, 44mm distance across and 51mm carry to haul, the Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue wearable and light – particularly when put on the flexible silicone strap.  Plus, the utilization of the upper mid-level 6R15 programmed with 50 hours of force save is a decent expansion over the 4R36 in the Turtle regardless of both being acceptable, solid movements.

Orange and Twilight Blue

Taking a gander at the Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, there are some pleasant tones at work here.  I’ll be straightforward, when I initially saw the watch production line on my telephone, I thought it resembled the red and blue PADI version with a blue dial.  However, a superior view showed orange rather than red and I like it.  Aside from the utilization of orange on the initial 15 minutes of the bezel (the remainder of the bezel looks dark), it’s additionally in play on the seconds hand, at regular intervals on the part ring and indicates the 200 meter water resistance.  This orange sits well against the cobalt blue dial that Seiko calls “twilight”.

In truth, Seiko discloses to us that the whole bundle should help one to remember a dusk against the sea in Malta of all places.  Rounding out the Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue  is the alluring consideration of both a steel wristband and dark silicone strap.

Final Thoughts and Pricing

The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue is valued at 1,200 Euros, which is certifiably not a premium over the ordinary creation SPB083J1 that additionally incorporates a wristband and strap.  With Seiko exceptional versions, we never truly know when they’ll shut off the virtual fixture and quit making them, yet I’d accept purchasers have a couple of months to make their decision.  I am not generally locally available with all of Seiko’s extraordinary pieces (I was really irresolute about the Dawn Gray pieces), yet this one looks great in my eyes.  I am a devotee of orange, however ordinarily just when it is exercised with self control (except if it’s a Doxa!).  I figure Seiko worked effectively here and the way that it’s matched with my present most loved jumper from the brand simply adds to the integrity factor.

This Seiko Prospex Twilight is marked down now, so head to your closest Seiko shop to see, or see it online on .

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