Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle SRPE07K1 Watch Review
Wednesday - 19 February 2020
Joining the highly coveted Seiko “Save The Ocean” series, the Seiko Prospex King Turtle SRPE07K1 marks the beginning of an entirely new breed of the iconic Seiko ‘Turtle’. Now suitably named by fans as the ‘’King Turtle, the design meets all the demands of long-time Seiko collectors who wanted improvements on the bezel, crystal and grip.
Despite deviating further from its historic counterpart, the new Seiko King Turtle watch really does look fantastic and provides better functionality, legibility and robustness than ever before. First released in 1977, the Seiko Turtle is possibly one of the brand’s most popular and legendary models, getting its name from the cushion shape of its case. Much to everyone’s relief, the case of the new Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle SRPE07K1 watch remains identical as does the general layout of the dial. The only changes you will find are those that have been repeatedly requested by Seiko fans since the release of the Turtle.
The first and most noticeable change is the upgrade on the bezel. The unidirectional rotating bezel now includes a ceramic insert alongside a new ratcheted pattern around its edge. This new grip features a harder, more prominent, angular groove to allow for better grip underwater. The other highly requested improvement made to the Seiko Turtle is the glass. Replacing the classic Hardlex glass is sapphire crystal, a much better quality and scratch resistant material. The sapphire glass also includes anti-reflective coating on the underside and a notable cyclops feature at 3 o clock to magnify the day date window.
Aside from these few and subtle changes, the new Seiko King Turtle remains largely identical to its predecessor. As part of Seiko’s “Save the Ocean” series, the Seiko King Turtle SRPE07K1 watch comes with a stunning ocean blue dial adorned with a unique wave pattern. This design can be found on all Seiko Save The Ocean watches and marks its position in raising money and awareness for our endangered oceans. All proceeds from this timepiece will continue to benefit the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the ways we protect ocean habitats and marine life.
The Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle SRPE07K1 is presented in a sophisticated stainless steel case measuring to 45mm in size fitted with a special edition decorated screw down case back, screw in crown and a waterproof black silicone strap. Hidden within the 200 metre water resistant case is the Seiko 4R36 calibre, an automatic movement with manual winding capacity. The Japanese 24 jewelled calibre provides central hands for hours, minutes, and seconds, a day and date window at 3 o clock and a power reserve of approximately 41 hours.
Retailing at £520, the Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle SRPE07K1 watch is available to order now at Jura Watches with free next day delivery and interest free finance options available.
Specifications: Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle SRPE07K1
- Case Size: 45mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Unidirectional with ceramic insert
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Screw in
- Case Back: Screw down with special edition engraving
- Water Resistance: 200 metres
- Movement: Automatic 4R36 calibre
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date
- Power Reserve: 41 hours
- Jewels: 24
- Dial: Blue with Lumibrite on hands and indexes
- Strap: Black silicone
- Buckle: Pin
- RRP: £520