We would like to share the new SEIKO Prospex SLA033 which is also well-known as “Uemura Diver”.
The design turned out to be as memorable as it was functional and this 150-meter water-resistant diver’s watch rapidly found favor among those who needed a watch of exceptional strength. It was worn by the Japanese adventurer, Naomi Uemura, when he did a solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska, a journey of 12,000 kilometers that took eighteen months.
Naomi Uemura - adventurer
“Born in 1941 in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture. After entering Meiji University in 1960, he joined the alpine club and began his career as an adventurer. In 1970, he climbed Everest for the first time as a Japanese citizen and became the world‘s first top mountain climber in the five continents by climbing McKinley in same year. From 1974 to 1976, he ran 12,000 kilometers of the Arctic region with dog-sledge alone. In 1978, he reached the Arctic Point with dog-only dogs, and ran through the 3,000 kilometers of Greenland and the front line of the world’s adventurers. However, after he achieved the world‘s first great achievement with the winter championship of McKinley alone, which was challenged in 1984, he finally ceased to communicate the success of climbing the summit. In the same year, Japan was awarded the Fourth National Honor Prize, and the fact that only one person in a harsh natural environment continued to challenge human potential and the warm and humane personality still attracts many people.” 
Model: Prospex SLA033
Movement: 8L35 (28,800 vph)
Power Reserve: Approximately 50hours
Case size: 45mm
Case: Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Glass: Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Band: High strength silicone strap
The watch is limited in 2,500 pieces worldwide.
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