Seiko ‘s impression on exemplary watchmaking is developing rapidly. At the point when the brand dispatched the Presage assortment in 2016 , the emphasis was both on watchmaking, generally open costs and Japanese imaginativeness (with enamel or lacquered dials). From that point forward, the assortment has extended significantly with different releases and complications. Today denotes a solid advancement, with the presentation of the Seiko’s restrictive 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 hearty and exceptionally masculine Prospex line, was to grandstand Japanese style and craftsmanship – something that could likewise be said about Grand Seiko, yet in a greater 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 drags). The state of the case is genuinely new however, with straight drags joined to the case and not incorporated into the case groups – as seen for example on the Shippo Enamel or Arita Porcelain . The plan is significantly more work of art and controlled, with a 40mm distance across. The watches are gotten to the wrist because of attractive Cordovan calfskin ties with a three-overlay catch and press button release.
The dials of the Seiko Presage Prestige Line indeed honor Seiko’s inceptions – 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 demonstrate the time. The enamel dials are a recognition for Riki Watanabe, with whom Seiko had worked together in a few activities before and who died in 2013. To make these watches, Seiko worked with a long-term associate and companion of Watanabe’s, Mitsuru Yokosawa, to whom he had depended the plan course of his work.
As consistently, the dials are energetic and present rich, profound tones, just as regular flaws that accentuate the manual work done to make them. Shown over this enamel plate are the hours, minutes and seconds (midway), a date at 3 o’clock and a force save indicator.
The principle curiosity for these Seiko Presage Prestige Line is the presentation of Spring Drive innovation. We’ve seen it joined in the Prospex line as of late and it’s clear since Seiko will convey it across the greater part of its assortments. What is Spring Drive? Essentially, a half and half innovation that combines the excellence of a mechanical development and its unending movement, on account of a programmed twisting framework, with the exactness and dependability of a quartz controller – with a precision of ±1 second out of each day or ±15 seconds out of every month. More insights concerning Spring Drive in this audit .
The Seiko type 5R65 gives 72 hours of force hold when completely twisted. The development is noticeable through the situation back, with a straightforward adornment 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 versions). Retail cost is normal at EUR 4,650. More subtleties at seikowatches.com .