Introducing – The Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT

Somehow inspired by Grand Seiko’s design cues and offering a nice combination between elegance and casualness, the Seiko Sharp Edged Series was presented in 2020. Like all Seiko Presage timepieces, these celebrate Japanese craftsmanship. Yet, as its name suggests, the Sharp Edged watches stand out with dynamic, angular lines that create a more casual look. […]

3 months ago

Introducing – The New Collection of Seiko Alpinist Prospex 1959 Re-Creations

When it comes to sports watches made by Seiko, we all have in mind diver’s models and, specifically, the first of its kind for the Japanese brand, the 62MAS launched in 1965. Yet, this wasn’t Seiko’s first so-called sports watch – or at least, a purpose-built model made for action. We have to go back […]

3 months ago

Hands-on – Seiko Prospex Diver’s 55th Anniversary SLA043J1 and SPB183J1

In March 2020, Seiko celebrated the 55th anniversary of its first dive watch. Accustomed as we are to seeing new models pop up to celebrate even the most insignificant of occasions in Swiss watchmaking, the year 1965 marked a truly important milestone at Seiko. In 1965, Seiko took the plunge and developed Japan’s first dive […]

3 months ago

Introducing – Seiko King Turtle & King Samurai “Save The Ocean” SRPF77 & SRPF79

The “Save The Ocean” concept isn’t new at Seiko and has resulted in multiple special edition models based on the brand’s most beloved watches, such as the Samurai or the Turtle. The result of Seiko’s partnership with Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s grandson, it contributes to promoting health and conservation of the oceans. This year, Seiko is back […]

4 months ago

Introducing – The Green Seiko Prospex Divers 140th Anniversary Limited Editions

Seiko, probably the best known Japanese watch manufacturer, is a brand with a rich history. Founded by young Kintaro Hattori in 1881 this year the brand is celebrating its 140th anniversary and, as you’d expect, these commemorations will include special editions. Following the re-introduction of the name “King Seiko” with the SJE083, today Seiko releases a […]

4 months ago

Hands-on – The Seiko Prospex Diver’s King Samurai SRPE35K1 & SRPE37K1

Turtle, Willard, Tuna, Monster, Shogun… And of course, Samurai. This proliferation of nicknames for Seiko’s diver’s watches shows mostly the affection collectors and enthusiasts have for these rugged, well-built, and accessible sports watches (and also a certain lack of charm in Seiko’s nomenclature…) Recently, something new has started to be seen next to these names, […]

4 months ago

Buying Guide – MONOCHROME’s Favourite Accessible Watches of 2020

MONOCHROME has always been, since its inception in 2006, a celebration of fine watches. And by that, we mean mechanical watches in general, from high-end brands to creative independent watchmaking or icons of the industry. While we can dream in front of a superb Lange Tourbograph Perpetual or some of the most complex watches of […]

5 months ago

Buying Guide – MONOCHROME’s Favourite Accessible Watches of 2020

MONOCHROME has always been, since its inception in 2006, a celebration of fine watches. And by that, we mean mechanical watches in general, from high-end brands to creative independent watchmaking or icons of the industry. While we can dream in front of a superb Lange Tourbograph Perpetual or some of the most complex watches of […]

5 months ago

Opinion – Why I believe the Captain Willard SPB153 is the Coolest Seiko of 2020

Earlier this year, Seiko brought back one of its legendary designs, a watch that not only marked the brand’s history and became an incredible commercial success in the 1970s, but a watch that gained fame after being worn on Captain Willard’s (Martin Sheen) wrist in Apocalypse Now. Available in black and in green, and despite […]

5 months ago