We often associated Seiko with the worlds of diving and affordable dress watches, but a part of their legacy important to remember is their involvement in sport. In 1964, they developed a stopwatch equipped with Seiko’s innovative “heart-shaped cam” mechanism allowing for the measurement of one-one hundredths of a second, a feat once thought unachievable by manual sports timing devices. Then in 1969 they applied this revolutionary technology to the world’s first automatic chronograph equipped with a vertical clutch and column wheel mechanism. This watch became known as the Seiko Speedtimer and delivered unprecedented performance for the measurement of elapsed time.
Seiko celebrate their heritage in sport timing with the release of three new models, one of the being the new Seiko Prospex Speedtimer watch collection…
The design takes inspiration from yet another historic Seiko watch, this time from the 1969 Speedtimer itself. The main architecture of the case remains remarkably faithful to its predecessor but with a few improvements on it’s 39mm sizing, brushed and smooth polished finishing on the bracelet and curved sapphire crystal glass.
Powering the Solar Speedtimer is the Calibre V192 solar movement with a 24 hour indicator, time of day seconds hand, 60 minute chronograph subdial and a power reserve indicator.
The white dial with black sub dials was an instant success and is already known as the “Seitona” given the similarities with the mythical Rolex Daytona, not that it needs the comparison because this watch can definitely stand out for itself. Beautiful design, fantastic finishing and quality and a very affordable price.
This example is brand new and comes with all boxes and papers.