Seiko - Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Seiko
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 6159-7001
    Case No: 901’199
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 6159A, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1967, Seiko released the legendary ref. 6215 - a diver’s wristwatch with monobloc case rated for an impressive 300m of water resistance – such as the one sold by Phillips in the Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN. With their constant strive for excellence, the ref. 6159 was released by Seiko two years later.

    The iconic monobloc case design of the preceding ref. 6215 was beautifully retained, while the caliber of the watch was significantly upgraded. Achieving an exceptional level of technical prowess, the 6159 series was fitted with a high-beat automatic movement (36,000 mph) with hack and wind functions, in contrast to the low-beat movement (18,000 mph) used in the preceding series. Most notably, the perk of having a high-beat movement is higher precision. High-beat watches also have a smoother second hand – a spectacle which would attract the attention of any watch aficionados.


Ref. 6159-7001
A fine and rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date and sweep center seconds

Circa 1969
44 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$32,000 - 48,000 

Sold for HK$56,250

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Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019