Seiko Presage Spring Drive
For the first time the Presage collection introduces two new watches with Spring Drive movements.
The two new watches incorporate Caliber 5R65 which has an accuracy rate of ±1 second per day and a power reserve of 72 hours. The movement can be seen through the exhibition case back. The power reserve indicator is situated at eight o’clock and the date display at three o’clock. The 40mm case is in stainless steel to which a super hard coating is applied to ensure its lasting pristine beauty.
Spring Drive Caliber 5R65 © Seiko
The dial comes in two colors, white and black, and is made of enamel, with each requiring a specific glaze application process that can only be achieved by the skill and sense of a master craftsman. It has a simple yet modern design reflecting the philosophy of a pioneer of modern Japanese design, Riki Watanabe, with whom Seiko had collaborated in several projects in the past. Watanabe passed away in 2013 but Seiko worked with one of his long-time colleagues and friends, master craftsman Mitsuru Yokosawa. The highest level of Japanese aesthetic and craftsmanship is reflected in the movement, materials and design, and with it, a brand new form of Japanese artistry is born in Presage.
Presage Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive, ref SNR037. © Seiko
The Presage team worked closely with Riki Watanabe’s erstwhile colleague to create a dial that brings the design philosophy of Watanabe’s to life. This philosophy has at its heart the pursuit of timeless values that provide long-lasting satisfaction and attention to detail. It is free from excess decoration on both dial and case and allows for a light, modern style. The Didoni font, which was greatly favored by Riki Watanabe himself, the dual-curved sapphire case with super-clear coating and the vivid contrast of color between the dial and the hands and numerals all enhance the watches’ legibility while capturing a perfect balance between beauty and clarity.
Presage Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive, ref SNR039 © Seiko
The watches are fitted with a Cordovan strap with three-fold clasp and push button release. They are available from October, 2019 in selected Seiko boutiques and selected retail stores around the world. Recommended retail price in Europe: €4,650.
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