In 2017, Seiko made another arrangement of watches in the Presage assortment, enlivened by the universe of the cocktail bar. While as a rule very moderate, here Seiko played on surfaces and shadings to bring new and unique watches, still with mechanical developments yet with reasonable costs. Exquisite, refined and very extraordinary, the assortment was extended toward the finish of 2017 with two new forms, the Seiko Presage Cocktail Starlight and Sakura Hubuk – again with astounding tones and extremely pleasant finished dials. Today, another limited release named Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” is dispatched, again dependent on a reason made cocktail.
The Seiko Presage Cocktail assortment was enlivened by cocktails made by Hisashi Kishi, the head barkeep at the STAR BAR in Tokyo’s Ginza territory and a previous victor of the International Bar Association World Championships. For the record, the main watches in this arrangement comprised eight models, each propelled by an alternate cocktail and each with its own shading plan and finished dial (around then, just sunray designs profoundly squeezed). Afterward, the Japanese brand pushed the idea significantly further and made exceptional cocktails to move ensuing watches. This was the story behind the beautiful Presage Cocktail Starlight and Sakura Hubuk and so it is again for the new Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” Limited Editions – which is, truth be told, a progression of 3 distinct watches – SSA385J1 (date and force reserve), SRPC97J1 (time and date), SRP843J1 (ladies’ time and date).
All three watches in this Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” sub-assortment share a similar style. Compared to past editions, changes are to be seen on the dials. For this new version, bartender Hisashi Kishi made another cocktail with “a cool, unadulterated appearance”. The word Fuyugeshiki means “winter scene and the dial catches the sorcery of the brilliant light of an unmistakable winter’s day”.
The new dial of the Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” has a splendid white shading plan with dull accents (tracks and signs) just as sensitive blue notes (on the auxiliary hands). The surface is refined and the scenery summons winter in Japan. For the rest, we rediscover the thin and sharp hour markers applied to the dial and propelled by the stem of a cocktail glass. The hours and minutes hands are traditional sharp spear molded – propelled by Grand Seiko watches, yet not with a similar execution (distinctive cost obliges).
These 3 Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” watches highlight a cleaned treated steel case and a coordinating steel wristband. No leather tie choices are given by Seiko, despite the fact that you can undoubtedly add a dark leather tie for a more exquisite look. All have programmed developments with 41h force hold and a +45 to – 35 seconds out of each day accuracy.
The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SSA385J1
The first watch in this sub-assortment depends on a conventional showcase utilized by Seiko in different Presage models – including this one with a sportier look and the as of now mentioned Starlight and Sakura Hubuk . The particularity of this development, programmed calibre 4R57, is to include a huge force hold marker, shown on the outskirts of the dial through an enormous focal hand. The date is likewise demonstrated, with a sub-dial situated at 6 o’clock.
The rest of the watch is recognizable: steel case estimating 40.5mm, a 14.4mm stature and a 5-connect steel arm band. The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SSA385J1 will be limited to 7,000 pieces around the world, at a cost of EUR 530.
Specs: 40.5mm x 14.4mm – hardened steel case, cleaned – sapphire gem front and back – 50m water-safe – Caliber 4R57, programmed – hours, minutes, seconds, date, power hold – steel arm band with arrangement fasten – ref. SSA385J1 – 7,000 pieces
The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRPC97J1
The second piece in the assortment is a more old style take on the Presage Cocktail idea, with a period and-date show (which means focal hours, minutes and seconds and a date at 3 o’clock in a window). The watch is fueled by the programmed type 4R35, a notable and dependable development found in numerous Presage or Prospex watches.
The watch estimates 40.5mm in distance across yet profits by a slimmer 11.8mm case loaning it a more exquisite profile. The absence of complication welcomes a cleaned up view on the dial’s shading and surface. The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRPC97J1 is additionally a limited release of 7,000 pieces worldwide and will be evaluated at EUR 440.
Specs: 40.5mm x 11.8mm – stainless steel case, cleaned – sapphire gem front and back – 50m water-safe – Caliber 4R35, programmed – hours, minutes, seconds, date – steel wristband with organization fasten – ref. SRPC97J1 – 7,000 pieces
The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRP843J1
Last however not least, Seiko will likewise offer the Presage Cocktail to women, with the ref. SRP843J1. Essentially a similar watch as the one appeared above, it is presently proportioned for ladies with a 33.8mm case, slimmer carries and a smaller wristband. The remainder of the watch is identical: with a “winter-inspired” dial, a similar records, a similar 4R35 programmed development and a similar plan for the steel wristband. The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRP843J1 will be limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide and estimated at EUR 415.
Specs: 33.8mm x 11.3mm – stainless steel case, cleaned – sapphire gem front and back – 50m water-safe – Caliber 4R35, programmed – hours, minutes, seconds, date – steel arm band with arrangement catch – ref. SRP843J1 – 5,000 pieces
More subtleties on the watches here, on seikowatches.com .