SEIKO Presage SPB169J1 Specifications :
|Driving system||Automatic with manual winding|
|Case material||Stainless steel with super hard coating|
|Case back||Screw see-through case back|
|Glass material||Sapphire crystal|
|Glass coating||Anti-reflective coating on inner surface|
|Band material||Stainless steel|
|Band color||Silver tone|
|Band width||20 mm|
|Clasp||Fold clasp with push button release|
|Dial color||Evergreen tree “Tokiwa” textured|
|Dial markers||Silver tone indexes|
|Hands color||White and silver tone (hour, minute) with gold tone second hand|
|Bezel||Fixed silver tone stainless steel|
|Crown||Push in signed at 3 o’clock position|
|Calendar||Date display at the 3 o’clock position|
|Function||Date, hour, minute, second, stop second hand|
|Drive duration||Power reserve approximately 70 hours|
|Accuracy||+25 to -15 seconds per day|
|Water resistance||10 bar water resistance (100 meters / 330 feet)|
|Vibrations||21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)|
|Size||Length 47.2 mm x Diameter 39.3 mm x Thickness 11.1 mm|
SEIKO Presage SPB169J1 Features :
- Screw case back
- See-through case back
- 24 jewels
- Date display
- Stop second hand function
SEIKO Presage SPB169J1 Special Features
Sharp Edged Series
Since time immemorial, a central aspect of the Japanese sense of beauty has been simplicity.
To create objects or images of refinement and grace with few elements and no extraneous decoration has long been an aim of many Japanese craftsmen and artists and it is this aesthetic that lies at the heart of an important new series within the Presage collection.
In every detail, this new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series is a powerful and fresh expression of Japanese artistry.
The Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series case and bracelet incorporate many flat surfaces that have a modern sharpness that allows the watch to shine and sparkle from every angle. The case has a super-hard coating that protects the case and bracelet from scratches but also endows it with a long-lasting brilliance.
* The precisely engineered and polished surfaces and the crisp edges of its silhouette contrast with the subtle hairline finish to create a pleasingly multi-dimensional effect.
The dial incorporates a Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern, familiar in Japanese culture for its use in design since the Heian period over a thousand years ago. The Asanoha leaf was traditionally used as material for fabrics and the pattern holds a special importance in Japanese culture as it symbolizes rapid, strong growth and was thought to bring good health, especially to the young. The rich texture and intricacy of the dial’s sharply edged geometric pattern create a subtle color gradation as they play with the light at different angles.
The series comprises four new watches, each offering a dial with a different traditional Japanese color; Aitetsu, or indigo iron, Shironeri, an unbleached silky white, Tokiwa, the color of evergreen trees and Susutake, a brown-toned smoked bamboo.
SEIKO Presage SPB169J1 History :
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.