Seiko ‘s impression on exemplary watchmaking is developing rapidly. At the point when the brand dispatched the Presage assortment in 2016 , the attention was both on watchmaking, generally open costs and Japanese creativity (with enamel or lacquered dials). From that point forward, the assortment has extended drastically with numerous releases and complications. Today denotes a solid advancement, with the presentation of the Seiko’s exclusive Spring Drive innovation in the Presage line. Meet the new Seiko Presage Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive SNR037 & SNR039.
The plan of these new Seiko Presage Prestige Line watches isn’t the greatest shock offering the even formula of style, polish and legacy that has characterized Presage since its presentation. The objective of this assortment, which is a long way from the powerful and exceptionally masculine Prospex line, was to exhibit Japanese esthetics and craftsmanship – something that could likewise be said about Grand Seiko, yet in a more exorbitant cost range.
The instance of the references SNR037 and SNR039 is made of steel with super-hard covering, combining cleaned surfaces and brushed subtleties (top of the hauls). The state of the case is genuinely new however, with straight hauls appended to the case and not coordinated into the case groups – as seen for example on the Shippo Enamel or Arita Porcelain . The plan is much more work of art and controlled, with a 40mm distance across. The watches are gotten to the wrist because of attractive Cordovan leather lashes with a three-overlap catch and press button release.
The dials of the Seiko Presage Prestige Line by and by honor Seiko’s birthplaces – with the Laurel watch – and to Japenese craftsmanship. Accessible in white (SNR037) and dark (SNR039), they are basic and vintage, yet not the sort of 1960s vintage we’re used to seeing. Adapted Arabic numerals and hands are here to show the time. The enamel dials are an accolade for Riki Watanabe, with whom Seiko had teamed up in a few ventures previously and who died in 2013. To make these watches, Seiko worked with a long-lasting associate and companion of Watanabe’s, Mitsuru Yokosawa, to whom he had endowed the plan bearing of his work.
As consistently, the dials are energetic and present rich, profound tones, just as characteristic flaws that stress the manual work done to make them. Shown over this enamel plate are the hours, minutes and seconds (halfway), a date at 3 o’clock and a force hold indicator.
The principle oddity for these Seiko Presage Prestige Line is the presentation of Spring Drive innovation. We’ve seen it consolidated in the Prospex line as of late and it’s clear since Seiko will send it across the majority of its assortments. What is Spring Drive? Fundamentally, a cross breed innovation that blends the excellence of a mechanical development and its unending movement, on account of a programmed twisting framework, with the exactness and unwavering quality of a quartz controller – with a precision of ±1 second out of every day or ±15 seconds out of each month. More insights regarding Spring Drive in this survey .
The Seiko type 5R65 gives 72 hours of force hold when completely twisted. The development is obvious through the situation back, with a basic enrichment that is a lot of cleaner than the remainder of the Presage watches.
The Seiko Presage Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive SNR037 & SNR039 will be accessible from October 2019 in chose Seiko shops and chose retail locations around the planet (non-restricted releases). Retail cost is normal at EUR 4,650. More subtleties at seikowatches.com .