This has to be said, the Seiko Prospex Turtle Replica has been one of the most talked replica watches of 2016, especially in its PADI special edition, which has been named in almost all replica watch magazines as one of 2016 highlights –including us. And for good reasons. This replica watch has everything of a cool piece: affordable, vintage-inspired, stamped with the Prospex logo, super good looking, efficient as a dive replica watch, and fitted with an unbreakable automatic movement. The standard editions were already well received by collectors but the PADI was simply a blast, with its blue dial and pepsi bezel.
Based on this replica watch is a new limited edition, the Seiko Prospex Turtle SRPB11 Blue Lagoon Replica, this time with a bi-color rotatable bezel, mixing deep blue and light turquoise blue. Indexes and hands are all white and silver and the dial retain the sub-ray pattern that plays a lot with the ambient light. For the rest, we have that same 45mm “turtle” case and steel bracelet and inside the in-house calibre 4R36 with day and date feature.
The Japanese made Grand Seiko best replica watch announced at this past Baselworld a collaboration with two of Japan’s top photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama. Both are world-renowned in their field and are known for their images of the cities they are from, Tokyo and Osaka respectively.
The new delicated Seiko replica watch straps are placed on the Black Ceramic Limited Edition watch, which is powered by either the Spring Drive Chronograph GMT 9R96, and the other two use Spring Drive GMT 9R16. These watches are all accurate to ±10 seconds per month, a level that is higher than any other existing spring-wound watch in the world.
As a symbol of this enhanced accuracy, the lightweight Grand Seiko replica watch lion in 18-karat gold is built into the oscillating weight. And just in case the wearer doesn’t want the extra-length watch strap, an additional regular length strap featuring an image of each photographer’s work will be given with each watch.
Photographer Daido Moriyama’s style is more abstract and modern than Nobuyoshi Araki’s. His strap designs include a women’s legs in fishnets and his famous Stray Dog photograph. Daido says, “I like the feeling of how my photographs have a chance to circulate in the city once again.” While Araki’s straps use his vibrant flower subjects as their material.
Which one you like best?