The Seiko Prospex range is a collection of high durability watches, designed and tested for extreme situations. The Prospex range is perfect for the adventure lover and can be worn through an array of different extreme conditions, particularly for underwater adventures.
Firstly, let’s focus on the new limited edition Prospex line, the LX Line. This collection is a temporary range that was introduced in 2019 and serves to be the be-all and end-all of sporting/adventure watches. The main goal of the LX Line is to be the ultimate diver’s watch and has incorporated useful and innovative features that are essential for un underwater watch. The Seiko Prospex LX Line is made from titanium and includes a titanium band. This to me isn’t a favourite feature, as the titanium feels somewhat bulky and doesn’t suit the sleekness that I’m used to with the style of Seiko. The titanium also makes the watch seem light, which can be beneficial when doing an extreme activity, such as motorbike racing or rock-climbing. However, this feature can also be a negative, as I am constantly double-checking whether I still have my watch securely on my wrist.
The watch comes in two colour designs: platinum or Violet Gold. Platinum is your average silver, with the same look as any titanium or stainless-steel watch. However, the Violet Gold is an interesting colour, looking almost like a Rose Gold, but with a splash of baby pink. The colour really highlights the shine and cleanness of the watch and makes it stand out against other silver watches. However, the colour change is only on the outline of watch face itself, not the band. This is disappointing, as the colour is so likeable, it’s disheartening to only have a small amount of it.
The comfort of the watch is incredible. As mentioned earlier, the lightness (while it has its downfall) does create an enormous amount of comfortability. The centre of gravity of the Prospex holds itself close to the skin and feels freeing. The design of the watch is also a love of mine, as the watch face is surrounded with a polished, distortion-free mirror surface that makes the watch look sophisticated and professional. The design of the watch face is also exceptional, with a sleek and easier to read 60-minute and date display.
Seiko, of course, has a history of creative innovating, underwater watches. The watch is, of course, water-resistant, with up to 300 metres. However, water resistance isn’t the only important feature of a diver’s watch. Due to the dark, sunless space of the ocean, visibility is a must-have when it comes to diving watches. Fortunately, the LX Line includes a luminescent coating of LumiBrite on both the watch hands and indexes, allowing for a good amount of visibility under the dark blanket of ocean water.
While the watch is truly exceptional, the price relative to some of its rivals represents value. For more information or to secure your own SEIKO LX visit SEIKO.