Seiko debuts Prospex Speedtimer Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation heritage watch

Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation SRQ043J1

If you like vintage style watches, you’ll love this: Reflecting Seiko’s professional timekeeping heritage, the premium Japanese watch brand has launched the Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Re-Interpretation SRQ043.

The latest addition to the brand’s Prospex collection, the launch of the SRQ043 follows the 1964 Speedtimer Chronograph Recreation SRQ039J1 introduced earlier this year.   

This new design takes its inspiration from the world’s first automatic chronograph with a high precision column wheel and vertical clutch, the Seiko 5 Speedtimer released in 1969. 

The timepiece sports a high contrast navy blue dial and red chronograph hand, a colour combo that lovingly mimics the original Seiko 5 Sports Speedtimer  More contemporary is the calibre 8R46 automatic movement, with a power reserve of 45 hours.

The high contrast navy blue dial and red chronograph hand lovingly mimic the original Seiko 5 Sports Speedtimer… 

The heritage design features a 42.5mm diameter stainless steel scratch resistant case, 15.1mm thick, with elegant brushed edge, with sporty pump pushers to operate the stopwatch. The dial features a bicompax layout, with 30-minute timer, seconds subdial and a white on black date window at 6 o’clock.

It’s also water resistant of 100 metres.

Seiko’s tradition as a pioneer in sports timing began in the 1960’s, when the company introduced to the world’s sporting stage a range of timing devices that set a new global standard of precision. Seiko made its major competition debut as the official timekeeper for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 

The Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph 1969 Re-Interpretation will be available from September, priced £2,740.

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