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Seiko Launch Prospex 1970 Diver’s “Aurora” Limited Edition with Northern Lights Dial

Seiko have launched an Aurora Borealis themed limited edition version of their 1970 Diver’s Modern Re-Interpretation, capturing the essence of the Arctic night sky with a Northern Lights inspired gradient dial.

Unlike most gradient dials that have a consistent shift in colour either from the centre of the dial to the periphery in the fumé style or in a sweeping fade across the surface, the Seiko Prospex “Aurora” is seemingly random. It starts dark blue on the left gets lighter in the middle and descends towards the dark again on the right, but the points at which the shades change are subtly different. The effect creates the image of the Aurora Borealis’ shifting curtain of light.

Seiko Prospex Diver’s “Aurora” Limited Edition

Beyond the dial, this limited edition is a pretty standard Prospex Diver. It has a 43.97mm diameter stainless steel case with 200m water resistance and it houses the 8L35 automatic calibre with 50-hour power reserve.

The Prospex 1970 Diver’s “Aurora” is limited to just 500 pieces and is priced at £2,740. The Romantic image of standing in the frozen north watching the glowing Northern Lights with your Aurora watch strapped to our wrist is certainly an attractive one.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Seiko Prospex Diver’s “Aurora” Limited Edition
  • Ref: SLA063J1
  • Case/dial: 43.97mm diameter x 13mm thickness, stainless steel with super hard coating case, blue dial
  • Water resistance: 200m (20 bar)
  • Movement: Seiko calibre 8L35, automatic with manual winding
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 50h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet and silicone strap
  • Price/availability: £2,740, limited to 500 pieces

About the author

Michael Sonsino

As Junior Content Producer for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. While a relative newcomer to the magazine, he's nonetheless a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better.

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