SRQ029 SEIKO Automatic Chronograph 50th Anniversary Limited Edition - Free Delivery - 5 Year Guarantee

SRQ029J  - SRQ029 SEIKO Automatic Chronograph 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Christies Papatoetoe


This brand is available in store at Christies Jewellery and Watches Hunters Plaza Papatoetoe (+64 (09) 277 6503) or order online for Free Delivery

Christies Watchstation Manukau


This brand is available in store at The Watchstation, Westfield Manukau, Auckland (+64 (09) 263 9405) or order online for Free Delivery

In commemoration of the 1969 classic
The 1969 launch of Calibre 6139 was, of course, an important milestone in Seiko’s history because it was one of the world’s first automatic chronographs but its real significance lay in the fact that it incorporated both a column wheel and a vertical clutch, devices that allowed Calibre 6139 to deliver a real improvement in the precision with which elapsed time could be measured in a watch. Today, the combination of a vertical clutch and column wheel is widely seen as a prerequisite in a high grade chronograph; in 1969, this was an important advance in an automatic wristwatch.
The new Prospex limited edition watch that commemorates this 1969 landmark uses Seiko’s most advanced chronograph calibre, 8R48, which was first created in 2014. In addition to the vertical clutch and column wheel, it incorporates Seiko’s unique three-pointed hammer and a heart-shaped cam which ensure the perfect synchronization of the hands’ fly-back. The watch is based on a much loved design from that era that became known among Seiko’s fans as the “Panda” thanks to the two black sub-dials set against the white dial. It has the same hairline finish on the dial as the original, the same hands with the same orange tip to the chronograph second hand and the same hour markers and tachymeter bezel markings.
In addition, the new execution offers a third sub-dial for the time of day second hand, an updated case design with Zaratsu polishing and a box-shaped sapphire crystal. It is presented in the Prospex collection as a limited edition of 1,000. 
Limited to 1,000 Worldwide
  • 3 Months No Payments and Interest for Q Card holders
  • Calibre 8R48, Automatic Chronograph
  • Chronograph up to 12 hours
  • Column wheel and vertical clutch systems
  • Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
  • Power reserve: 45 hours
  • Jewels: 34
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SRQ029)
  • Stainless steel case with super-hard coating and cordovan strap (SRQ031)
  • Three-fold clasp with push button release
  • Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Diameter: 41.0mm Thickness: 16.0mm (SRQ029)
  • Diameter: 42.3mm Thickness: 15.3mm (SRQ031)
  • This watch is pressure rated at 100 metres or 10bar. This makes it suitable for water sports and wearing in the surf. No Watch should be used in hot water - Spa's showers etc as the hot water expands the air inside the watch breaking the seals and then when it cools it will drag in moisture into the watch movement.
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Limited editions of 1,000 each
  • Instore Support - Papatoetoe (09) 2776503
                                    Watch Specifications
                                    Water Resist100 Metres

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