• April 24, 2024

Seiko first introduced its Philippine Limited Edition Prospex series—a magnificent coming together of time, journey, and legacy—in 2020. The first watch drew inspiration from the Tubbataha Reefs, and the collection continued to celebrate Filipino culture with the release of two other timepieces inspired by the Philippine eagle and sunrise.

This year, Seiko unveils its latest Philippine Limited Edition Prospex watch (SRPK59K1), carefully designed and inspired by the Ifugao Rice Terraces.

Powered by a caliber 4R35 movement, it combines automatic and manual winding, boasting a power reserve of about 41 hours and comes with 23 jewels for added precision.

Encased in stainless steel, the watch features a ceramic-displayed bezel, a sapphire crystal with a magnifier, and anti-reflective coating for enhanced clarity. The hands, indexes, and bezel are luminous with LumiBrite, ensuring readability in various lighting conditions.

The face is intricately etched with ridging reminiscent of the Ifugao Rice Terraces, adding a touch of artistry to its design. The watch is water-resistant to up to 200m/660ft.

The latest iteration of the Philippine Limited Edition Prospex goes beyond just the tradition of timekeeping. For this endeavor, Seiko partnered with Save The Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMo), the non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization formed by the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the watch will be donated to the aforementioned NGO. 

The timepiece, priced at P45,000, is available at Seiko boutiques, retailers, and dealers, as well as online at the official Seiko Boutique Philippines website. Only 1,500 pieces have been made.

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