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Baselworld 2015: New Seiko Marinemaster models with Price and Specs

by Nick Gould on March 22, 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first ever dive watch made by Seiko in 1965.  To celebrate the occasion two new models have been released. 

Introducing the new Seiko Marinemaster models for Baselworld 2015.

The Marinemaster Professional 1000m Diver’s
Like its 1975 predecessor, the new Marinemaster Professional 1000m Diver’s has the two-layer case construction that is now the trademark of Seiko’s professional diver’s watches. Thanks to the strength of the inner case structure, the specially designed L-shaped gasket and the screw-down glass fixing ring, the watch is effectively impermeable to helium and can be safely used for saturation diving to great depths. The use of ceramic for the outer shell enhances shock resistance and also prevents any unintentional rotation of the bezel.

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The new Seiko Marinemaster Professional 1000m Diver’s with Rose Gold accents

This new creation incorporates a mechanical caliber specially adjusted for a diver’s watch. The movement is caliber 8L35, and it is made and assembled, as is the complete watch, by Seiko’s leading craftsmen at the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio. The hands and markers are coated with a new version of Seiko’s Lumibrite, which glows for 60% longer than in the past. The strap is made of extra-strength silicone for greater durability.

It will retail for approximately $3,450 Euros

The Marinemaster Professional 1000m Hi-Beat 36000 Limited Edition

The design echoes that of Seiko’s very first hibeat diver’s watch from the 1960’s, It has a one-piece titanium case and, thanks to this, the L-shaped gasket and other features, it is impermeable to helium and suitable for saturation diving. The rotating bezel is securely fixed to the case with four screws next to the 12 and 6 o’clock positions. It has the new Lumibrite for enhanced legibility.

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The Limited Edition Seiko Marinemaster Professional 1000m Hi-Beat 36000 in Titanium

The 8L55 movement is specially optimized and adapted for use in a diver’s watch with this structure. This caliber beats at 36,000 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 55 hours, and it is also assembled by Seiko’s leading craftsmen at the Shizuku-ishi Watch studio. Each watch comes with both a titanium bracelet with extender, and a black extra-strength silicone strap.

Offered in a special presentation box,just 700 pieces will be made, each with its own serial number.

It will retail for approximately $6,400 Euros

Technical Specifications for Both Models

Marinemaster Professional 1000m Diver’s: SBDX014
・Caliber 8L35
Driving system: Automatic with manual-winding mechanism
Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: Approximately 50 hours
Number of jewels: 26 jewels
・Case
Titanium with rose-gold color and black hard coating and ceramic case
One-piece case structure (no-case-back construction)
Sapphire crystal with anti-fogging coating
Screw-down crown
Water resistance 1,000m for saturation diving. Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 48.2mm, Thickness: 17.4mm
・Band
Extra-strength silicone strap

Marinemaster Professional 1,000m Diver’s Hi-Beat Limited Edition: SBEX001
・Caliber 8L55
Driving system: Automatic with manual-winding mechanism
Vibration: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours
Number of jewels: 37 jewels
・Case
Titanium case with super-hard coating
One-piece case structure (no-case-back construction)
Sapphire crystal with anti-fogging coating
Screw-down crown
Water resistance 1,000m for saturation diving. Magnetic resistance 16,000 A/m
Diameter: 48.2mm, Thickness: 19.7mm
・Band
Titanium with super-hard coating, three-fold clasp with push button release with secure lock and slide adjuster
A black extra-strength silicone strap is included.
・Limited Edition of 700 pcs

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