Thursday, March 24, 2011

Seiko Baselworld 2011 Sportura Models

Seiko announced the release of two new Sportura models, a chronograph featuring the 7T62 caliber and a 200M diver featuring the kinetic 5M62 caliber.








From the pictures, I think these look really sharp and the case work looks very impressive.  Both models feature an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and come in a variety of models.

Most interesting is this kinetic diver is strikingly similar to the recently released automatic diver SKZ325 (or the so called Stargate because of the three dimensional structure at the bezel pip)



Picture from yeoman's blog in the link above.

Specifications:
Kinetic Diver’s
Caliber 5M62
Case: Stainless steel (SKA509)
Stainless steel with black hard coating (SKA511/511-2)
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Screw-down crown and push button
Band: Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release (SKA509/511)
Polyurethane strap with stainless steel buckle (SKA511-2)
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 200 meters
Magnetic resistance: 4800 A/m
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 550 - 600


Alarm Chronograph
Caliber 7T62
Case: Stainless steel with black hard coating
Screw-down crown
Band: Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release (SNAE59/E61/E63/E69)
Leather strap with stainless steel buckle (SNAE65/E67)
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 470 - 490

Press release here.

2 comments:

JapanWatchConnection said...

I really like the Sportura Diver with black bezel over metal bracelet but looks like Seiko wants 600 Euros (USD $845) retail for one. I think the price is a bit steep considering that these do not have the Kinetic Direct Drive feature nor a perpetual calendar.

I would like to see how this new Sportura diver compares to the also all-new Citizen Signature Collection 300m diver's that have solar charging system, perpetual calendar and independent set hour hand.

While I find the Seiko better looking, the new Citizen luxury diver may give it a serious run for the money.

Again, I would have to see both side by side.

Anonymous said...

Seiko is good in re-branded old stock to new face and sell sky high price. It is typically a Seiko SKA371P1 model with new shirt. With a price USD $845, a new Tissot Seastar 300m can easily beat it.