Seiko Presage collection has been around since 2016 and the collection has showcased two central aspects of the character of Seiko, their respect for traditional Japanese craftsmanship and Seiko’s long-established skill in mechanical watchmaking. The 2019 Presage Spring Drive Enamel Dial collection again provides a vivid demonstration of Seiko’s ability to explore new avenues of development in both these areas, for the very first time Seiko has used the spring drive movement,Spring Drive dramatizes a uniquely Japanese aesthetic and sensibility through the quiet and smooth glide motion of the seconds hand and its innovative mechanism speaks of Seiko’s mastery of high technology and craftsmanship.
Riki Watanabe’s erstwhile colleague Mitsuru Yokosawa made sure that every enamel dial is just of the right shape and has a simple yet modern design reflecting the philosophy of Watanabe,even the Didoni font has been used to maintain the Riki Watanabe style of design.The collection is available in two colors,white and black and both the dials have a special glaze application which enhances their uniqueness and also maintains the sheen and organic beauty.
The unique spring drive moment which combines the high torque of a mechanical watch with the high precision integrated circuit system is clearly visible through the sapphire case back. Seiko has used the Caliber 5R65 for both watches which are accurate to ±1 second per day. Watchbazar loves the clean display of power indicator at the eight o’clock position and date display at three o’clock.
Watchbazar appreciates the right pricing of €4,650. Available from October 2019 at selective SEIKO Stores.