This is the ultra rare Marinemaster 1000m Emperor Tuna, a raw homage to the 1975 Titanium 6159-022. An incredibly rare 50th anniversary celebration watch. This is a piece that hardcore collectors and would die for. A faithful timepiece that takes a moment in Seiko history, and brings it beautifully into a more modern time. The 48.2mm case on this timepiece is based on a two-layered construction.
The inner part of the case is made of nearly impenetrable titanium with rose hold and a black hard shell. The case relies on a one-piece / monobloc case structure. There is no screwed caseback.Movement is from the top, before the dial crystal like the first editions of the Omega Seamaster Ploprof. The watch is now water resistant to an astounding 1000m - though recent tests have shown the watch to be waterproof at depths of up to 3000m. The Emperor Tuna is fully immune to the effects of helium, which in turn is why there is no need for a helium valve to be in place. The outer shell is composed of an incredibly resilient black ceramic. While this shell serves to protect the case from potential impacts, it also serves to prevent the bezel from rotating unintentionally. Moving on to the bezel, what immediately warrants address is the rose gold coating. Simply put, this addition to what is already a classic puts this watch in a class all its own. Luxurious beauty, reminiscent of the suns deep gold hue reflecting off the surface of curling ocean waves. The bezel isnt just pretty, however it. Incorporates the usual diveers watch design, utilizing a unidirectional rotation capacity and an XL 60-minute scale for calculating decompression times. As for the dial, big luminous dots, baton markers, and triangular indexes are easily seen, recognizable even in the dark. The watch hands are brilliantly coated in a warm cream white color, mixing perfectly with the watches gilded bezel. There is a date display locate at around 4 oclock on the watch face, featuring easily seen white numerals ip against a black background. The luminosity of this watch is simply UNPARALLELED (see attached photos for luminosity example).
I have kept this watch next to my nightstand, using it as one would a bedside clock. I have never gotten over the fact that it glows, as if it were powered by electricity, allnight long. It doesnt simply glow, it glows a vibrant neon powerful green. This has to be one of my favorite aspects of the piece.
Moving on to the inside of the Seiko Marinemaster 1000m Emperor Tuna Rose Gold piece, it operates on a self winding movement, ticking at 28.800vph / 4Hz. It has an impressive 26 jewels, and is capable of 50 hours power reserve. Lastly, how the watch looks on the wrist This watch Emperor Tuna is a LARGE, LARGE watch..
I cannot stress this enough. The case measures 48.2mm x 17.4mm. Not only is the face large, but it is ridiculously thick.This thing is quite possibly the most significant piece I have ever worn.. While there is no way that you will forget the watch is there, the very comfortable rubber strap makes this easily an everyday wear. While the size may be off putting to some, collectors will see and feel a faithful homage to the iconic watches the Emperor Tuna pays tribute to. Overall, this is an incredibly RARE, iconic Seiko wristwatch that is any serious collectors dream.
You will be pushed to find this watch for sale elsewhere, and if you can find it - (my partner and I have not been able to find it listed for sale elsewhere after extensive time looking) chances are that piece will not be in the condition of the timepiece offered here. We have decided to list what is arguably one of our favorite watches in our collection because of the fact it simply isnt getting the use it deserves.
This watch has never even felt the water instead only being worn out to lunches and occasional business events. While the watch has been previously worn, it has been SPARINGLY worn. In fact, the only real wear on this watch is on the Seiko rose gold strap fastener (which bears surface level scratches).To sum it up, if anything. And looking the way it does. The Approximate retail price in the UK on this watch is. Driving system: Automatic with manual-winding mechanism.
Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second). Power reserve: Approximately 50 hours. Number of jewels: 26 jewels. Weight: 160 Grams: 5.6 Ounces.Titanium with rose-gold color and black hard coating and ceramic case. One-piece case structure (no-case-back construction). Sapphire crystal with anti-fogging coating. Water resistance 1,000m for saturation diving. Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m. Diameter: 48.2mm, Thickness: 17.4mm.
Seiko 50th Anniversary Marinemaster 1000m Emperor Tuna Rose Gold SBDX014" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "nae_mud_1iupyzywe" and is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.