SEIKO Presage SPB129J1 Specifications :
SEIKO Presage SPB129J1 Features :
- LIMITED EDITION on the case back
- Serial number engraved on the case back
- 24 jewels
- Date display
- Stop second hand function
- Stainless steel case and bracelet
- Screw case back
- Rotating bezel
SEIKO Presage SPB129J1 Special Features :
Faithful reproduction of the design of the first Crown Chronograph
The design of the 1964 Crown Chronograph has been reproduced as faithfully as possible. The clearly defined Arabic numerals applied to the narrow bezel and the fine minute gradations highlighted on the dial, has been reproduced throughout.
The case has an inwardly tilted shape so that it rests securely on the wrist, which increases stability.
Dial with high legibility
High legibility is ensured day and night through the use of Lumibrite on the distinctive indexes.
A non-reflective coating is applied to the inner surface of the sapphire glass to improve legibility even further.
The letters “Limited Edition” and the serial number 0001/1964-1964/1964 are inscribed on the case back as proof of this limited quantity edition.
- In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.
Automatic movement with power reserve of 70 hours
This model has a power reserve of 70 hours, therefore, there is no concern about the remaining power on Monday morning even if the watch is unused over the weekend.
A special box
The watch is offered in a special box.
SEIKO Presage SPB129J1 History :
A 3-hand mechanical watch with calendar that pays homage to the design of the Crown Chronograph from 1964
The Crown Chronograph, Japan’s first wristwatch with a stopwatch function, was developed in 1964 for the first international sports event held in Japan.
Presage, which has inherited Seiko’s watchmaking tradition, will release a limited-edition model that pays homage to the design of the Crown Chronograph.
In acknowledgment of the year of the Crown Chronograph’s release, 1964, the number of watches will be limited to 1964 units.
The Crown Chronograph – Japan’s first wristwatch with a stopwatch function.
Seiko was in charge of making the official watch for the first international sports event held in Japan in 1964, which triggered development of a watch with a stopwatch function.
The Crown Chronograph was a simple chronograph based on the Crown, a manual winding mechanical watch.
Although a one-push chronograph, the use of a pillar wheel allows reliable control of the stopwatch. It is to this day considered a legendary timepiece that exudes Seiko’s uncompromising manufacturing ability.
Not only in its function but also with its design and the high legibility, the watch is a standard to tell the time.
Presage. The product of a century and more of experience
In 1913, Seiko made its first mechanical watch. 1956, Seiko made its first automatic watch. 1958 Seiko created its shock resistant system, Diashock, to preserve precision when the movement is subject to impact. 1959, Seiko invented the Magic Lever spring winding mechanism, and in 1964, it started producing balance springs in-house, utilizing its own specially developed alloy, Spron. 1967, Seiko created Japan’s first hi-beat caliber. 1969, Seiko made the world’s first automatic chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel systems and in 2014 Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking skills were rewarded with a prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for its hi-beat caliber.
For over a century, Seiko has developed and refined its mechanical watchmaking skills. Today, all this experience comes together in a new, all-mechanical, collection named Presage. Presage has already been successful in Japan and selected other markets for some time. Now Presage goes global and takes center stage as Seiko’s leading mechanical watch collection.
Presage: A wide range of calibers, designs and tastes
Presage is a collection of broad appeal. It comprises 60 models and uses the full range of Seiko’s mechanical calibers, from the accessible 4R, through 6R to the exclusive 8R. Highlights include the 6R27 multi-hand power reserve model and a series using an entirely new version of the 4R57 caliber. This new caliber is Seiko’s first ever with a center power reserve indicator, and is available in a series of five designs, including a limited edition. Every Presage watch has 10 bar water resistance and a sapphire crystal.
Japan is a land with a long and unbroken cultural history and therefore values tradition very highly. Long-lasting beauty and long-lasting performance express the deep desires of Japanese culture and are therefore at the heart of Japanese craftsmanship. Both in design and manufacturing values, Presage belongs firmly in this tradition and offers the very highest levels of reliability and durability over time. Each Presage watch is built to last for generations.