PROSPEX “The 1959 Alpinist Re-creation” SJE085 (PRE-ORDER)

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PROSPEX “The 1959 Alpinist Re-creation” SJE085 (PRE-ORDER)

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It was in 1959 that Seiko's first Alpinist watch was introduced to meet the needs of mountain climbers and recreational field sports enthusiasts. From the start, it was well received and, over the ensuing decades, its reputation spread far beyond the Japanese market for which it was first intended. Remarkably, it was the first Seiko watch ever produced with sports in mind and it blazed a trail that led to the development of many landmark timepieces and timing devices for sports, from stopwatches to diver's watches, in the decats that followed. While its core character has remained unchanged, its design has evolved over time. Today, the first Alpinist watch from 1959 is re-born in a recreation that has the high functionality that characterizes the Prospex collection, whose very existance owes so much to the first 1959 Alpinist. 

The re-creation brings the 1959 Alpinist back to life in every detail. The generously sized markers are, as before, set against a black gloss dial. White minute markers form an inner ring on the dial base, just as on the original. Of course, the indexes and the hour and minute hands are coated with Lumibrite for legibility in the dark.

The Glass is a box-shaped sapphire crystal that re-creates the gentle feel of the original watch's characteristic domed glass. The watch is presented on a leather strap that has the same jagged stitch design as its predecessor.

While the re-creation is faithful to the original design, it has been brought right up to date in technology and has the high specifications and functionanility for which Prospex is renowned. It now incorporates a date window between four and five o'clock and is water resistant to 10 bar. The box-shaped sapphire crystal is treated with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, delivering high legibility.

The watch is powered by the slimline Caliber 6L35 which has a power reserve of 45 hours. Despite the addition of a date and the enhanced performance, the case is just 1.0mm thicker.


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The Prospex "Seiko Alpinist 1959 Re-creation" SJE085J1 is based on the 1959 Seiko Laurel Alpinist. The was was a new departure for Seiko and marked its entry into the sports watch arena. It had a screw-back case to prevent dust or sand particles from entering the case. It had a sturdy leather cuff band to protect the watch from perspiration. The indexes and the hour and minute hands all had luminous inserts ensuring high legibility in the dark and the name Alpinist was evoked in the mountain-shaped markets at the three, six, nine, and twelve o'clock positions. These four clearly differentiated markers represented the four main points on a compass and, with the specially designed market at twelve o'clock, allowed the time to be read safely and correctly at any angle. This was a feature that becamse central to the design of many subsequent Seiko sports watches and remains so still today.

This model is a LIMITED EDITION of only 1,959 pieces, and comes with a Special Box.

The SJE085J1 has a thickness of 11.1mm, diameter of 36.6mm, and a length of 43.8mm.

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Payment Type Full Payment
Collections/Line Land
Case Material Stainless Steel
Crystal/Glass Material Box Shaped Sapphire Crystal
Crystal/Glass Coating Anti-reflective Coating On Inner Surface
Band Material Calfskin
Clasp Type Three-fold clasp with secure lock
Movement Automatic With Manual Winding Capacity
Duration 45 Hours
Water Resistance 10 Bar
Caliber 6L35
Accuracy -15 to +10 seconds per day