Seiko Revives Classic Panda Chronograph with New Prospex Speedtimer Models


Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ047

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

As Seiko continues its push upmarket, the brand has increasingly turned to its rich history for inspiration. This has been particularly successful with the Speedtimer chronograph family, which now includes two new models that revive the classic "panda" design.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ047 and the Seiko Brand 100th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ049 are both powered by Seiko's in-house 8R48 automatic chronograph movement, which features a vertical clutch and column wheel chronograph actuation system.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

The watches are also available on a nine-link stainless steel bracelet, or with an additional fully-stitched black leather strap for the SRQ049.

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

Key Features:

    • Classic panda dial design
    • In-house Seiko 8R48 automatic chronograph movement
    • Vertical clutch and column wheel chronograph actuation system
    • Nine-link stainless steel bracelet
    • Additional fully-stitched black leather strap for SRQ049

Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

Availability:

    • Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph SRQ047: $2,500 USD
    • Seiko Brand 100th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition SRQ049: $2,700 USD

Both models will be available through Seiko boutiques and select authorized dealers starting December 2023.

Additional Details:

    • 42mm stainless steel case
    • 14.6mm case thickness
    • 100 meters of water resistance
    • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Overall, the new Seiko Prospex Speedtimer models are a stylish and well-made tribute to the brand's classic chronograph designs. With their modern features and premium materials, these watches are sure to be popular among collectors and enthusiasts alike.