The SLA049 and SLA051 broke floor throughout the Seiko Prospex line final yr, creating a contemporary reinterpretation of the Seiko 6105, or in any other case often called the beloved “Captain Willard,” housing an upgraded motion within the 8L35, sporting new dial colours and that includes extra of a refined look when in comparison with the likes of the SPB151 and the SPB153. It’s a standard tune Seiko has been taking part in for the previous few years the place they’ve taken their traditional designs from the ‘60s and ‘70s, reworked them, leading to a contemporary new set of watches made for at present’s fanatic with out straying too distant from the unique design. With the current launch of the SLA063, Seiko is hitting some acquainted notes we’ve seen throughout the previous yr.
The SLA063, just like the SLA049, is a restricted version launch that pays tribute to adventurer and alpinist Naomi Uemura. Uemura was an explorer by and thru, persistently pushing the boundaries of what an individual was able to doing and the place they might go. He was the primary to make the solo summit of Denali (previously often called Mt. McKinley) and the primary to finish a solo rafting journey down the Amazon River. He was additionally the primary to climb 5 of the “Seven Summits” and the primary individual of Japanese descent to summit Mt. Everest. The Seiko SLA063 has exploration in its genes as it could hint its bloodline to the Seiko 6105, which was worn on Uemura’s wrist when he accomplished his 7,500 mile solo dog-sled run from Alaska to Greenland.
The textured gradient blue dial is consultant of the Northern Lights that dance throughout the polar skies. To my information, any type of blue is a uncommon colour to see through the Aurora Borealis, and Seiko has made it a degree to seize that capricious glow within the dial.