About a year prior, Seiko introduced another scope of watches in the Presage assortment, by and by honoring conventional Japanese craftsmanship. Following watches with finish , Urushi polish , and guilloché with clear lacquer (Shippo) dials, these highlighted Arita porcelain dials . This year, Seiko proceeds with this theme and presents the new Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition SPB171, this time with an exceptionally exquisite white and blue shading plan – supposed Suigetsu.
Following the 2019 editions, for example, the SPB093 we went involved with here , Seiko develops its Arita Porcelain themed assortment with another model in marginally unexpected tones in comparison to the past renditions. The 2019 edition had a white porcelain dial with dark files/tracks/hands and a red highlight at 12 o’clock. The 2020 reference SPB171 takes the most amazing aspect its archetype and adds (in any event to me) a much more rich white-and-blue tone scheme.
The plan of the new Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition SPB171 is roused by the Japanese practice of Suigetsu, which praises the magnificence of the Moon when it is reflected in water. Therefore, the white porcelain dial, with its articulated depressed sub-dials, has been embellished with blue hands and markers, entirely standing out from the smooth white and fragile foundation. Additionally new to this model is a railroad minute track, which is executed in silver.
The Arita porcelain dials are delivered by ace specialist Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his partners at an accomplished maker in Arita that has been making porcelain since 1830. To give the dials the strength needed for a watch, the experts utilize a kind of Arita porcelain uniquely planned to be more enthusiastically and more sturdy than conventional porcelain. An extremely exact projecting mold is utilized to accomplish the troublesome assignment of giving each dial the exact measurements needed to fit inside a wristwatch. While in customary Arita porcelain an exceptional coating is applied to make its unmistakable unpretentious blue sheen, a reasonable, straightforward coating is utilized for the dial of this new watch to uncover the regular whiteness of the porcelain material. This makes a sharp difference with the blue hands, Roman numerals and sub-dials. What’s more, to complete this look, the crocodile tie is additionally dull blue.
For the rest, the determinations are equivalent to most Presage watches, with a tempered steel case estimating 40.6mm in width with brushed and cleaned surfaces. The watch is controlled by the programmed type 6R27, with a 4Hz recurrence and a 45h force hold. It shows the time (H-M-S) just as the date at 6 o’clock and a force save sign at 9 o’clock. The development is obvious through the caseback and the watch is secured by a sapphire crystal.
Price and availability
The new Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition SPB171 is a limited edition of 2,000, accessible worldwide from Seiko Boutiques and chose Seiko retail accomplices, as of June 2020. It will be valued at EUR 2,100. More details at www.seikowatches.com .