We’ll begin with the SPB365, which retains the identical 37mm case as final yr’s releases, however provides a particular dial design that includes a hexagon motif. This design, often known as the “Kikkoumon,” is supposed to represent a tortoise shell, an animal that represents longevity in Japanese tradition. The image is incessantly utilized in samurai armor, as nicely. It’s additionally a refined nod to the origins of King Seiko, whose first manufacturing facility was situated within the Kameido part of Tokyo,also referred to as “Tortoise Island.” The dial has a degradé impact as nicely, with the outer perimeter darkening to black from a extra vibrant shade within the inside part. It’s geometrically advanced and fairly engaging.
Aside from the brand new dial, the SPB365 is an identical to final yr’s releases. It nonetheless options faceted hour markers, the identical angular, KSK impressed case, and runs on a 6R31 computerized motion with 70 hours of energy reserve. The SPB365 is a restricted version of 1,200 items, and shall be accessible by way of Seiko retailers in April.
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