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SJE085J1 SEIKO Prospex 11959 Alpinist Re-creation & Modern Re-interpretations Limited Edition

SJE085J1 SEIKO Prospex 11959 Alpinist Re-creation & Modern Re-interpretations Limited Edition
Limited edition of 1,959 pieces - Preorder now for delivery in August 2021
Born in 1959 as the Seiko Laurel Alpinist, this watch was a new departure for Seiko and marked its entry into the sports watch arena. It had a screw-back case to prevent dust or sand particles from entering the case. It had a sturdy leather cuff band to protect the watch from perspiration. The indexes and the hour and minute hands all had luminous inserts ensuring high legibility in the dark and the name Alpinist was evoked in the mountain-shaped markers at the three, six, nine, and twelve o’clock positions. These four clearly differentiated markers represented the four main points on a compass and, with the specially designed marker at twelve o’clock, allowed the time to be read safely and correctly at any angle. This was a feature that became central to the design of many subsequent Seiko sports watches and remains so still today.
The re-creation brings the 1959 Alpinist back to life in every detail. The generously sized markers are, as before, set against a black gloss dial. White minute markers form an inner ring on the dial base, just as on the original. Of course, the indexes and the hour and minute hands are coated with Lumibrite for legibility in the dark.
While the re-creation is faithful to the original design, it has been brought right up to date in technology and has the high specifications and functionality for which Prospex is renowned. It now incorporates a date window between four and five o’clock and is water resistant to 10 bar. The box-shaped sapphire crystal is treated with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, delivering high legibility.

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  • Caliber Number - 6L35
  • Movement Type - Automatic with manual winding
  • Accuracy - +15 to -10 seconds per day
  • Duration - Approx. 45 hours
  • Case Material - Stainless steel
  • Crystal - Box shaped sapphire crystal
  • Crystal Coating - Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
  • LumiBrite - Lumibrite on hands and indexes
  • Band Material - Calfskin
  • 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.
  • Case Size
    • Thickness: 11.1 ㎜
    • Diameter: 36.6 ㎜
    • Length: 43.8 ㎜
  • LIMITED EDITION on the case back - Limited edition of 1,959 pieces
  • Screw case back
  • Serial number engraved on the case back
  • 26 jewels
  • Date display
  • Stop second hand function
  • Instore Support - Papatoetoe (09) 2776503
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  • Stock: ETA AUG
  • Model: SJE085J1
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