What do whales, chronographs and solar charging have in common? And no, I’m not talking about a hypothetical scheme involving Elon Musk, and the launching of an around the world race, with solar-powered propellers attached to specially trained whales. Cool as that may be – although probably.not humane – all three things become one in the Seiko Prospex ‘Save The Ocean’ SSC675P. If you’re not already familiar with this year’s ‘Save The Ocean’ series by Seiko, a portion of all sales from each of the series’ three models goes towards saving the ocean. With Seiko working in conjunction with noted marine conservationist Fabien Cousteau. Each special edition watch in the series features a wave-like dial resembling the skin of the mighty blue whale. However, while the other two watches in the series are strictly automatic three-handed affairs, and their dials graduate from an iridescent blue at the top to an almost black at the bottom, the dial of this version differs ever so slightly and maintains its own intense shade of blue throughout – although in certain light, you’d be forgiven for seeing purple. And contrast is introduced by the equally as blue bi-coloured bezel and the radiant outer ring…

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