A Seiko acaba de anunciar uma parceria com a PADI, a maior rede mundial de mergulho e faz o lançamento de edições especiais de relógios Prospex PADI.
A Seiko produziu o seu primeiro relógio de mergulho em 1965 e o primeiro relógio de mergulho do mundo com caixa de titânio em 1975. Apresentou o primeiro relógio de mergulho do mundo com caixa de cerâmica em 1986 e o primeiro relógio Nitrox Dive Computer em 2000.
Para assinalar a parceria, a Seiko lança no Outono dois relógios Prospex PADI Special Editions. Um usa o calibre Kinetic (alimentado como um relógio automático, apesar de ter oscilador de quartzo). O outro, tem calibre automático.
By a strange co-incidence, a few months after Seiko's first diver's watch appeared two American dive enthusiasts decided that standards of training in diving needed to be raised and founded the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Over the past fifty years, PADITM has become the world's most trusted scuba diving training organization. With over 6,300 Dive Centers and more than 136,000 qualified PADI professional instructors around the world, PADI has issued an amazing 24 million certifications and has done more than any other organization to introduce diving to the world.
Seiko and PADI share a passion for ensuring the safety and enjoyment of divers and for protection of the marine environment, so a partnership felt very right. Seiko is proud to announce its support to PADI and, in particular, its ‘Project Aware' initiative. Project AWARETM is a global movement of scuba divers coming together to protect our oceans - one dive at a time. Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for clean, healthy and abundant oceans and Seiko is proud to support it.
Kinetic GMT Diver's: SUN065 Caliber 5M85 Powered by the movement of human body Power reserve: Approximately 6 months Power reserve indication at the press of a button GMT hand with easy hour hand adjustment function Instant-start function Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C) Specifications: Stainless steel case Screw case back Screw-down crown Water resistance: 200m Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m Diameter: 47.5mm,Thickness: 14.1mm Silicone strap Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 630
Automatic Diver’s: SRPA21 Caliber 4R36 Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second) Power reserve: approximately 41 hours Jewels: 24 jewels Specifications: Stainless steel case Screw case back Screw-down crown Hardlex crystal Diameter: 45.00mm, Thickness: 13.4mm Water resistance: 200m Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock, push button release with extender Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 430 Euro