SEIKO Presage Enamel Collection

SEIKO Presage Enamel Collection

Last year at Baselworld 2016, SEIKO presented a limited edition automatic chronograph with an enamel dial. It was acclaimed as one of the stars of the show and has been in great demand ever since. Now SEIKO launch of a new Presage collection using the same enamel dials and a range of SEIKO’s fine mechanical calibers. No longer limited in number, this enamel collection will be a permanent feature of the Presage line and will be available worldwide from September 2017.

These four new creations join the fast-growing all-mechanical Presage collection which was launched worldwide in 2016. In just a few months, Presage has taken center stage as one of SEIKO’s leading collections. Every Presage watch features one of Seiko’s trusted mechanical calibers, made in house by SEIKO in Japan.

There are four models, using three different calibers. All draw their design inspiration from two landmark SEIKO creations. First, the 1913 Laurel which was Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever wrist watch and which had an enamel dial. Second, the roman numeral hour markers are the direct descendants of the markers on the dial of SEIKO’s 1895 pocket watch, the “Time Keeper.”

these four new creations express the long and distinguished heritage of SEIKO’s mechanical watchmaking. The enamel dials are made by the master craftsman Mitsuru Yokozawa and his team. They ensure that the thickness of the enamel is adjusted to perfection to the exact depth required on each part of the dial and that the enamel is perfect for the atmospheric conditions at the time of manufacture so that every dial will last for a lifetime or longer. The sapphire crystals are dual-curved so that even the ridge of the dial can be seen without distortion from any angle. The hour markers are painted no fewer than ten times to lift them in relief from the dial.

The tips of the hands are curved by skilled craftsmen to follow the contours of the curved sapphire crystals so that the case depth is minimized. The exhibition case backs are sapphire crystals for greater durability. In these and all other details, the high-quality materials and workmanship of

The new Presage Enamel Collection will be on show be at Baselworld from Thursday March 23, along with the full 2017 Seiko collection.

Prices range from €2,650 for the SQ023 Automatic Chronograph to €1,300 for the SPB045 Multi-Hand Automatic and SPB047 Automatic.

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Specifications

Automatic Chronograph: SRQ023

Caliber 8R48

Chronograph up to 12 hours, Column wheel and vertical clutch systems

Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)

Power reserve: 45 hours

Number of jewels: 34

Specifications

Stainless steel case, Enamel dial

Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Screw see-through case back

Diameter: 42.0mm, Thickness: 14.9mm

Water resistance: 10 bar

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 2,650 Euro

 

Multi-hand Automatic: SPB045

Caliber 6R27

Three hands with calendar and power reserve sub-dial

Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)

Power reserve: 45 hours

Number of jewels: 29

Stainless steel case, Enamel dial

Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Screw see-through case back

Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 12.8mm

Water resistance: 10 bar

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 1,300 Euro

SRQ023 SPB047 SPB049

Ref. RLS1702-01

 

Automatic: SPB047, 049

Caliber 6R15

Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)

Power reserve: 50 hours

Number of jewels: 23

Specifications: SPB047

Stainless steel case, Enamel dial

Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Screw see-through case back

Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 12.4mm

Water resistance: 10 bar

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 1,100 Euro

Specifications: SPB049

Stainless steel case, Enamel dial

Dual-cylinder sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

Vertical: 46.0mm, Horizontal: 35.9mm, Thickness: 12.5mm

Water resistance: 5 bar

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 1,300 Euro

 

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