Seiko’s Prospex line of tough timepieces just goes to show you don’t have to spend huge money to get a great automatic watch. Their new Black Series takes on a decided dark look for some of the best affordable dive watches on earth. Each version gets a bluish-black hard case coating, matte black dials, and orange or red highlights. The most exclusive version is the Marinemaster Black Series with its ceramic bezel, 50-hour power reserve, and a red second hand that disappears in low light. Only 600 of these will be made. Case sizes aren’t overly huge, ranging from 44.3mm to 45mm, and each one gets a reliable Seiko automatic movement. Expect each of them to perform well under pressure and with proper maintenance and care, a lifetime of use. Each one is a limited-production watch, so make sure you grab one when they bow in February and March of this year.
Piaget Polo ’79 Celebrates 150 Years of Watchmaking
Piaget celebrates its 150th anniversary with the resurrection of a timeless timepiece.