Launched in 2020, the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Sequence introduced an angular silhouette (with a little bit of a Grand Seiko aptitude), distinctively patterned dial, and arms and indexes equally daring and sharp. A part of Seiko‘s Presage collection, and sitting alongside the Model 60’s, the Craftsmanship Sequence and the Cocktail watches, it has since been launched with quite a lot of types, together with a GMT, an influence reserve or an open-heart dial. Revealing a robust expression of Japanese artistry, it now comes with a brand new three-day automated motion and a brand new design, with the references SPB415 and SPB417.
When introduced three years in the past, the Presage Sharp Edged Sequence has been a fairly nice shock. Properly designed and executed, it someway introduced the distinctiveness of a Grand Seiko watch, but in a much more accessible value vary – most watches are nicely under the 2K euros mark, if not under 1,000 euros. What gave the Sharp Edged collection its title was the mixture of an angular, sharp but comparatively modest and basic case, with textured dials expressing Japanese tradition and arms and indexes that mirror gentle whereas enhancing legibility.
We’ve seen the design in a number of watches now and with varied actions. Subsequent to the basic time-and-date fashions, which characterize the spine of the gathering, are a bolder, sportier GMT watch, a extra advanced date-and-power-reserve version and a primary try at an open-heart watch, a mannequin that partially revealed the motion on the dial aspect. Obtainable below the references SPB309 and SPB311, these have been, at the very least to our style, the least profitable watches within the assortment. However issues are about to vary.
The brand new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Sequence Open Coronary heart that the model is launching quickly are revamping fully the idea of the openworked dial revealing the regulator. Motion, design, case and dial… every thing is new. And actually, it goes even additional, as these references SPB415 and SPB417 are literally introducing varied updates to the general Sharp Edges model.
Measuring 40.2mm in diameter, 13.5mm in thickness and about 47.5mm in size, the case stays crafted from chrome steel with the model’s proprietary protecting layer, a.okay.a the Tremendous-Exhausting coating. There are some modifications on the case, nonetheless, with a dual-curved sapphire crystal making its first look within the Sharp Edged Sequence, giving the brand new watches a slender look on the wrist, with a barely thinner bezel. Additionally, due to the brand new crystal, the dials seem nearer and extra vivid. Moreover, a further mirror-finished side between the highest and aspect surfaces of the case has been created, with the aspect now being brushed – and never polished like within the inaugural assortment. Nonetheless angular and sharp, but extra detailed and extra refined.
The dial of those new Presage Sharp Edged watches retains the gathering’s basic options, however then once more with updates. The dials of the 2 new creations bear the asanoha sample, or “hemp-leaf” sample, a millenary-old motif discovered on Japanese textiles. The dial is offered in two colors; a vibrant and discreet dial on the SPB415, named shironeri and impressed by unbleached white silk; a extra putting, gradient blue dial on the SPB417, named aitetsu or indigo iron. Each additionally characteristic a brand new window to reveal the escapement at 9 o’clock, which now sits below a metallized, graphic asanoha motif.
Moreover, these new Presage Sharp Edged Sequence Open Coronary heart SPB415 and SPB417 undertake an enhanced design for the hour markers and seconds hand. The markers are sharper and level towards the centre of the dial, whereas the seconds hand, which is gently curved down towards the markers, has a extra pronounced and angular counterweight with a spiked tail. The 6 o’clock place reveals a sensible 24-hour indicator.
Energy in these new fashions comes from an unprecedented motion, the calibre 6R5J. This automated engine boasts an elevated energy reserve of three days (72h) when totally wound. Beating at 3Hz, it’s seen below a sapphire caseback, and outfitted with a gold-coloured oscillating weight. Each new references are worn on a 3-link metal bracelet with Tremendous-Exhausting coating, closed by a three-fold clasp with push-button launch.
The brand new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Sequence Open Coronary heart SPB415 and SPB417 will probably be a part of the everlasting assortment and accessible from June 1st, 2023 at boutiques and retailers. Every will probably be priced at EUR 1,300. For extra particulars, please go to www.seikowatches.com.
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