Last year, Seiko announced their Save the Ocean initiative – a partnership between famed underwater explorer and conservationist Fabien Cousteau and Seiko Prospex. This program is aimed at raising awareness (and funds) for marine conservation. It was also a partnership that saw some very cool ‘Save the Ocean’ editions of classic Seiko divers.* Well, it’s 2019 now, and time for another edition of this feel-good diver. And while the blue colour theme is the same, the details are a little different. Meet the Save the Ocean Great White Shark edition ’turtle’ diver, AKA the Seiko SRPD21K. Fundamentally, this is the same Seiko diver we all know and love: 45mm case, Hardlex crystal, more than enough lume to shake the room (tick, tick, tick, boom), a crown at four allowing you to change the*time, day and date on the 4R36 movement, a diver’s bezel with a blue and black aluminium insert, and a solid steel bracelet.* What’s new though is, of course, the dial. It’s a metallic, shimmering oceanic blue, with a pressed pattern on it evoking, if not quite Hokusai’s Great Wave then certainly some pretty choppy seas. The link between the watch and saving the ocean could not be…

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