Long renowned for its Japanese sensibility, the Presage collection now reveals its feminine side in a series of three automatic watches that all have enamel dials. The series is spearheaded by a limited edition with a dial inspired by the crescent moon on a winter’s evening.
All three dials are the work of Mitsuru Yokosawa and his team of veteran craftsmen. Yokosawa has been making enamel dials for Seiko for nearly a decade and several Presage watches already feature his craftsmanship. The team’s skill is evident in the beauty, depth and texture of the enamel and the warm, soft sheen of each dial. The secret of the longevity and delicacy of each dial lies in the way that Yokosawa and his team treat each dial individually and adjust the many processes involved to take into account the humidity and other factors. It is truly Japanese craftsmanship at its finest.
A crescent moon against the winter sky
The limited edition watch has a deep blue dial decorated with a delicate crescent moon shape on the right side, from twelve to eight o’clock. Where the indexes fall inside the crescent motif on the dial, they are picked out in gold tone, giving the dial an ever-changing aspect. The outline of the crescent shape and the indexes are printed nine times or more to give the dial its sense of depth. The evocation of a night sky in winter is completed by the crescent shape on the seconds hand.
One of the other two designs features a completely new cherry blossom color enamel dial on which the indexes are in brown. The second has a classic white enamel dial with elegant deep blue hands and indexes.
Made to last and perfect for everyday use
Every aspect of the design and manufacture reflects the care and craftsmanship for which Presage is renowned. All three watches are powered by Seiko’s trusted mechanical Caliber 6R31, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. The crystal glass is a dual-curved sapphire and is treated with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface so that the beautiful texture of the dial can be enjoyed from any angle.
All three watches in this new Presage series will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected Seiko retailers worldwide in December 2021.
Seiko Presage enamel dial
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case (SPB233)
Stainless steel case with yellow gold color plating (SPB234, 236)
Crown with 0.05 carat diamond
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 34.3mm, Thickness: 12.1mm
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Calf strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB233, 234)
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SPB236)
Limited edition of 1,000 (SPB236)
source : Seiko News