KING SEIKO SPB279 Specifications
|Driving system||Automatic with manual winding|
|Case material||Stainless steel with mirror and hairline finishing|
|Case back||Solid with King Seiko emblem|
|Band material||Stainless steel with mirror and hairline finishing|
|Band color||Silver tone|
|Band width||19 mm|
|Clasp||Deployment with push button release|
|Dial color||Silver sunray brushed pattern|
|Glass material||Box shaped sapphire crystal|
|Glass coating||Anti-reflective coating on inner surface|
|Hands||Grey and silver tone (hour, minute, second)|
|Dial markers||Grey and silver tone batons with double baton index at 12 o’clock position|
|Second markers||Minutes markers around the outer rim|
|Bezel||Silver tone fixed stainless steel|
|Crown||Silver tone screw down with King Seiko emblem at 3 o’clock position|
|Function||Hour, minute, second, stop second hand|
|Accuracy||+25 to -15 seconds per day|
|Magnetic resistance||4,800 A/m|
|Vibration||21,600 vibrations per hour|
|Drive duration||Power reserve approximately 70 hours|
|Water resistance||10 bar water resistance (100 meters / 330 feet)|
|Size||Length : 43.6 mm x Diameter : 37 mm x Thickness : 12.1 mm|
|Bracelet length||197 mm|
KING SEIKO SPB279 Features
King Seiko Modern Re-Interpretation. Following last year’s successful recreation of the elegant dress/sport King Seiko of the 1960s, this distinctive watch re-interprets one of Seiko’s most technically innovative brands, noted for its sleek, dignified angularity. A newly developed slim case and the thin 6R31 automatic movement, with a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, a power reserve of approximately 70 hours, and manual winding capability, make this re-interpretation exceptionally slender and elegant, with a case thickness of only 10.33 mm. The clean silver sunray dial features meticulously cut three-dimensional indices, including a separately carved 12 o’clock marker, while the box shaped crystal offers anti-reflective coating on the inner surface. Crafted of stainless steel, with the combination of mirror and hairline finishing characteristic of the original King Seiko, and the King Seiko crest on case back and crown. Includes a tri-fold push button release clasp. 10 bar, 100M Water Resistant.
- 24 jewels
- Solid case back
- Screw-down crown
- Fixed stainless steel bezel
- Stop second hand function
KING SEIKO SPB279 History
Renewed, enhanced and as striking as ever.
The 1960’s was a decade of unprecedented advances for Seiko, both in terms of technical development and design creativity. Alongside Grand Seiko, one other series demonstrated the company’s ability to create beautifully designed and finished mechanical watches with high accuracy. It was called King Seiko. In addition to its precision, it offered a powerful yet graceful design that symbolized the high quality of its construction. Today, after more than half a century, the King Seiko collection is back with timepieces that showcase the lasting quality of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking.
The lasting design values of 1965. The technology and engineering of today.
The five new watches share a distinctively sharp and angular design that is inspired by the 1965 King Seiko KSK, which was the second series to be created and the one that defined the character of King Seiko. The combination of a flat dial with faceted indexes and broad, razor-edged hands gives the watch a refined and striking presence.
KING SEIKO SPB279 Special
The case is constructed so that, combined with the boxed-shaped sapphire crystal, it gives each watch a slim and elegant feel. An anti-reflective coating on the inner surface of the crystal delivers high legibility from any angle.
Index & Hands
The bold, faceted lugs have sharp angles and wide flat surfaces that feature both mirror and hairline finishing, creating a sense of precision. The twelve o’clock index is more than twice the width of the others and has a patterned texture specially crafted to ensure high legibility and to give the dial a bright sparkle that invites the eye.
New King Seiko Emblem
The crown and case back bear the new King Seiko emblem whose design was inspired by that of the 1965 KSK.
The bracelet pays homage to the design of the original King Seiko series and its many beveled surfaces reflect the light in a way that is dynamic and ever-changing.
King Seiko offers five different types of exclusive straps.
History of Seiko
The company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewerly shop called “K. Hattori” (服部時計店 Hattori Tokeiten) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years later, in 1892, he began to produce clocks under the name Seikosha, meaning roughly “House of Exquisite Workmanship”.
The first watches produced under the Seiko brand appeared in 1924. In 1969, Seiko introduced the Astron, the world’s first production quartz watch, it cost the same as a medium-sized car. Seiko later went on to introduce the first quartz chronograph.