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Seiko’s sports timing tradition inspires new Speedtimer series

The new limited edition Speedtimer combines Seiko’s heritage in sports timing and its leadership in chronograph technology.

A new series of six watches inspired by the Speedtimer and Seiko’s rich and continuing tradition of sports timing join the Prospex collection. A limited edition watch with a new automatic chronograph movement pays faithful tribute to the design of the 1964 stopwatch, while a second version with the same caliber and a series of four solar chronographs complete the range.

The new limited edition incorporates several design features from the 1964 stopwatch. The chronograph’s dial pays homage to the 1/5th second stopwatch from 1964 and every detail of its design inherits the precision and legibility that were crucial to the high performance of the original.

The watch incorporates a new movement from Seiko’s most advanced chronograph 8R series, Caliber 8R46. It shares the same performance attributes as Caliber 8R48 but incorporates two sub-dials instead of three and has a date window at the six o’clock position. The vertical clutch and column wheel ensure the precision and durability which are the hallmarks of the 8R Caliber series. The escapement is lightweight and strong, thanks to the use of MEM technology which enhances the stability of the watch’s precision. With the push of the reset button, the hands return back to zero instantly and in perfect synchronization.

The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet that is specially designed and constructed for the series. Its thickness, weight and low center of gravity ensure stability and a high level of comfort on the wrist. If the wearer chooses, the bracelet can be replaced with the black leather strap that is also included and whose stitching is designed to increase the durability of the strap.

In 1969, the Seiko Speedtimer was introduced with the innovative Caliber 6139. It was the world’s first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch, two devices that delivered real improvements in the measurement of elapsed time in a wristwatch and are still a prerequisite in high functionality chronographs.

The new Seiko Speedtimer is offered as a limited edition of 1,000 pieces only.

Seiko watches are exclusively available at Ambassador Stores in Bahrain. The shop showcases high-end brands like Yamaha, Audio Technica, Shure, Hercules and Proel, and is also the sole distributor of Alba watches in the Kingdom. Ambassador Stores offers the best brands in musical instruments, high-quality home entertainment systems, elegant and much sought-after watches and clocks, and the latest high-tech gadgets and accessories. Ambassador Stores is located near Bab Al Bahrain, Manama. For more information, call 17225513.


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