Introducing: The Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017, And The Prospex Diver SPB051/53
Let’s take a gander at the faithful generation first. Ref. SLA017 is, as far as plan, an exact duplicate of the 6217.
Inside is the place where you’ll see significant changes, in any case. The development is the Seiko high grade caliber 8L35; this is an altogether current self-winding development, running at 28,800 vph in 26 gems, with a 60 hour power hold. While the plan of the case is straightforwardly based on the 6217, the stainless steel profits by a cutting edge, hardened coating to more readily ensure against scratches. Case measurements are 39.9mm x 14.1mm, and antimagnetic resistance is 4,800 A/m. Water resistance has been upgraded from the 150m of the original, to 200m. This model is a restricted version of 2000 pieces, and cost has been set at €3800 (about $4095 at the hour of publication.
Caseback of SLA017.
Seiko has also announced a more present day form of the classic plan. References SPB051 and SPB 053 are, separately, the bracelet and strap forms; the two also have marginally extraordinary bezel treatments.
The current adaptations are also in stainless steel cases, with 200m water resistance and a hardened coating. Case measurements are somewhat greater than the “faithful generation,” at 42.6mm x 13.8mm. Inside they have Seiko’s workhorse caliber 6R15, running at 21,600 vph, with a 50 hour power save, and both are antimagnetic to 4,800 A/m (amperes per meter). Valuing has been announced at €1,100 (about $1,186) for SPB051, and €900 (about $971) for SPB053.