Seiko was the official timer for the 1964 Japan Olympics and they deployed a total of 36 models and 1278 timing instruments. Among the first was the Monopusher Chronograph Ref 45899 which was powered by a column wheel movement and was operated by a single push button that would start, stop and reset the second sweeping seconds hand.. The Olympics games created a big global sales jump and it marked the beginning of Seiko’s chronograph wrist watch manufacturing.
The latest trio of new Presage Crown Chronograph Limited Edition is an homage to its first Chronograph from 1964 as faithfully as possible. The clearly defined Arabic numerals applied to the narrow bezel and the fine minute gradations highlighted on the dial, have been reproduced throughout.
High legibility is ensured day and night through the use of Lumibrite on the distinctive indexes. Anti-reflective coating is applied to the inner surface of the sapphire glass to improve legibility even further.
All three variants have the same dimensions and all are equipped with Seiko’s 6R35 calibre automatic movements, with an impressive 70-hour power reserve.
Only Limited Edition of 1964 watches will be made and to keep the uniqueness the case backs will have the serial number inscribed on every watch. All watches will be sold in a a special watchbox. More on SEIKO