Steeldive Automatic Turtle Diver - Kanagawa Dial (SD1970J)

- With this watch’s dial, Steeldive pays homage to “Under the Wave off Kanagawa” or “the Great Wave”, a Japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e) created by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) in 1831, as part of a series of woodblock prints titled, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”. The print depicts three boats moving through a storm-tossed sea, with a large, cresting wave forming a spiral in the centre and Mount Fuji in the background.


  • 43.8mm wide; 13.5mm thick; 46.8mm lug to lug height

  • Silver-tone 316L Stainless Steel case (brushed/polished)

  • Silver-tone 316L Stainless Steel 120-click unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel (black) with lume-filled (BGW9 blue) 0-60 count-up markings

  • Full lume (Swiss C3 green) dial printed with a partial image of Hokusai’s “the Great Wave” woodblock print; lume-filled (BGW9 blue) applied hour indices with silver-tone polished metal perimeters; lume-filled (BGW9 blue) central hands (hr, min, sweeping secs [stoplight]) with silver-tone polished metal perimeters; Date calendar display at 3:00

  • Sapphire glass crystal with AR coating

  • Silver-tone 316L Stainless Steel screw-down crown and case back; 200m WR


  • Silver-tone 316L Stainless Steel oyster-style bracelet with solid links (20mm lugs; brushed/polished); push-button fold-over milled clasp with 6 micro-adjustments and safety release


  • Seiko (SII) NH35 Japan Automatic (24 jewels; 21,600 vph)

  • Hand-windable; Hacking seconds (seconds-hand halt)

  • 41hr power reserve

  • Date calendar complication at 3:00


Hard to resist


Love Hokusai


This is on my list!