Reference : SNR049J1 (5R66-0BS0)
Movement : Spring Drive Grand Seiko Cal. 5R66
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : November 2020
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 14.5mm
Lug to Lug : 50.5mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Titanium
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and paperwork. The watch comes fitted on a Seiko 22mm brushed Titanium bracelet with a signed tri-fold push-button release. The watch is from November 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Seikos history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established to make wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924 the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo stock exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959). In 1956 Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph mono-pusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 6217 which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches.
Here we have a 2020 Seiko Prospex LX "Skyline" SNR049J1 Limited Edition of 400 pieces with a Satin brushed 45mm Titanium angular case. This LX collection is named after the Latin ‘Lux’ for light due to the use of acute angles that refract light and shimmer as you rotate your wrist. In collaboration with Japanese designer, Ken Okuyama he has taken the iconic Seiko diver’s watch design and increased the number of surface angles thus increasing the way the watch reflects light. It is truly mesmerising when on your wrist. A lug to lug length of 50.5mm and a case thickness of 14.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. The case shape sits on the wrist like a cushion, Seiko gets ergonomics so right. At 4 o’clock a deep knurled screw-down crown. The bidirectional rotating 24-hour scale bezel has deep knurling to aid in your grip. It is a dual-tone with the upper section in black and the lower section in blue. A flat sapphire crystal AR coated sits above a dramatic dual tone dial that graduates from black to blue reflecting the “Skyline”. An outer minute chapter ring is precisely printed. Another 24-hour scale with white numerals and applied baton indexes Zaratsu polished and coated in LumiBrite. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. The sword hands have the same exquisite Zaratsu polishing coated in LumiBrite complemented by a tapered second hand and a counterweight filled with LumiBrite. A blue arrow GMT hand has LumiBrite infill. Between 7 and 8, we have a 72 power reserve indicator scale. An applied Seiko at 12 o’clock with a blue GMT text and Propex motif at 6 o’clock completes this striking GMT dive watch. The watch comes fitted on a Seiko 22mm brushed Titanium bracelet with a signed tri-fold push-button release. The watch also comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
I'm excited to be dedicating an entire drop to Seiko, but not just any Seiko, some of the very top end of what Seiko can offer, with finishing and movements on par with Grand Seiko. This "Skyline" is the perfect example of that, with an incredible dial and case, whilst definitely not on the small side it wears surprisingly well, Seiko knows how to make a big watch wear well, even on smaller wrists. I'd highly recommend taking the opportunity to visit our showroom in London and try this fantastic watch on it'll surprise you!