Seiko’s line of ladies’ watches, Lukia, has been available since 1995 in Asia. Today, six models of the Lukia assortment land altogether corners of the globe. With lively dials produced using mother-of-pearl and motivated by customary Japanese tones and shapes, the Lukia watches are intended to epitomize the allure related with Ginza, Tokyo’s upmarket region. Ginza is additionally home to the Ginza Wako working with its significant pinnacle clock where Seiko has its central command. Planned as watches for regular mileage, they are completely controlled by Seiko’s most recent programmed type. Let’s have a more intensive gander at Lukia.
The Lukia models are housed in treated steel cases, some with gold-plated highlights, estimating a humble 34.8mm in breadth and 11.4mm in stature. A 6th model, a restricted release with precious stones on the bezel is somewhat bigger and has a breadth of 35.2mm. The dodecagonal engineering of the case is overcomed by a round, layered bezel and the cases are water-impervious to 100 meters. The multi-faceted case is cleaned all through and gets the light.
The foundation view of the dial is produced using a white mother-of-pearl base and, in the majority of the models, painted with colors on the two sides of the nacre. An enormous botanical theme radiates from the focal point of the dial, practically like an origami-style blossom with mathematical petals. Three Roman numerals are imprinted on the dial (XII, IIII and VIII) complemented by eight jewel hour markers. The precious stone hour markers are set in a rhomboid-molded metallic mount with a little tail, like a comet. The hour and moment hands are sword molded with sharp tips while the focal seconds hand has an unpolished tip highlighting the printed track on the spine. A date window at 3 o’clock completes the package.
Six varieties of the theme
The Kurenai (SPB135) has a rich cherry-red dial while the Gofun model (SPB133) highlights a white luminous mother-of-pearl dial intended to reproduce the powdered shell utilized in Kabuki beautifiers. The blue Ruri-Iro (SPB137) summons the dark blue night sky and the subtler Aoshiro-Tsurubami (SPB138) with its grayish-green tones and two-tone case is intended to review the cobblestones in Ginza’s back roads. The especially ladylike Sakura-Iro model (SPB140) is introduced in a gold-plated case and has a soft pink dial, the shade of spring. The Tsukishiro (SPB141) is the solitary restricted version model in the line-up and highlights 55 precious stones on the bezel and a more detailed dial with light blue and white resonances propelled by the Moon and the city lights of Ginza.
The sapphire precious stone caseback uncovers the type 6R35, Seiko’s most recent programmed development with a recurrence of 21,600vph and a good force save of 70 hours. Precision is appraised at +25 to – 15 seconds of the day and the development is impervious to attractive fields of 4,800 A/m. This development is likewise utilized in the as of late presented Prospex Sumo and Captain Willard .
Straps, accessibility and price
All six Seiko Lukia models come with compatible crocodile leather lashes to coordinate the shading plan of the dial and are gotten to the wrist with a three-overlay catch. The Tsukishiro restricted version comes with an extraordinary tie with a white foundation and light blue accents. To make this impact, a two-stage coloring technique known as Tani-zome is utilized; the leather is first colored white and afterward the furrows in the example are colored light blue.
Prices for the ordinary Seiko Lukia models range from EUR 1,400 to EUR 1,500 and will be available from July 2020 in Seiko Boutiques. Tsukishiro, the restricted version of 250 watches, retails for EUR 2,500 and will be available in September.
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