Introducing the Blue Lagoon Series
Seiko Launches Two New Vintage-Inspired Dive Watches in Blue
Seiko has just announced two new additions to its Prospex line of tool watches. Dubbed “Blue Lagoon,” they’re the latest watches to cash in on the growing blue-dial trend in the industry and are based on two classic Seiko designs. The first model is the SRPB11 based on Seiko’s Prospex SRP777 “Turtle,” a reissue of Seiko’s 6309 diver from the ’80s (and a GP100 winner). The second model is the SRPB09, which borrows its case design from the discontinued Seiko “Samurai” Diver, which enjoyed a brief production run from 2005 to 2008. Both watches feature the same almost ’70s-esque color scheme: metallic blue dials with silver-colored hour markers, yellow seconds hands and blue rotating bezels with a turquoise-colored count-up scale.
Both watches are cased up in stainless steel and run automatic movements with 41–hour power reserves, hand-winding and hacking seconds — they’re also both water resistant up to 200 meters. The SRPB11 and SRPB09 will be available for purchase in early February, retailing for $575 and $550, respectively.