Ever since Seiko first introduced the Presage collection, it has been a fan-favourite with properly executed instances, intriguing dials and dependable mechanical actions, at an attainable value level. Through the years the Japanese producer has experimented with completely different finishes, colors and supplies, principally within the dial. The gathering was expanded in 2020 with the Sharp Edged collection, a extra trendy and sharply styled choice of watches. This Presage Sharp Edged Sequence is now as soon as once more rising, with at least 5 new references: the SPB303, SPB 305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311.
The introduction of the Sharp Edged Sequence led to a brand new vary of sportier styled watches, with some added complexity in its mechanics. The place the primary Presage fashions had been predominantly classical in fashion, with principally time-only actions, that’s not the case now. Each the Presage and the Presage Sharp Edged Sequence are residence to a variety of types, with added performance like a GMT, energy reserve, pointer date and day of the week indications. These 5 new fashions fall in step with the gathering, with some receiving barely retouched instances besides.
Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT SPB303 Restricted Version
First up is the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT SPB303, the one one which shall be accessible in restricted numbers. Thoughts you, with 900 items in complete it’s not extraordinarily uncommon or something, however nonetheless restricted. Its case is completed in metal, and measures 42.2mm in width and 13.7mm in top. The watch has a sapphire crystal on either side.
The dial options the acquainted set-up of the earlier Sharp Edged GMT fashions, with a set 24h bezel and ceramic insert, an Asanohna hemp-leaf textured dial and a two-tone inside ring as a day-night indicator. The indices and palms are faceted, with brushed and polished finishes and have LumiBrite inserts. Energy comes from Seiko’s 6R64 GMT, which we all know from earlier fashions. With a 45-hour energy reserve, it’s nothing overly particular however does the job completely. It’s worn on a brushed and polished stainless-steel bracelet, is proscribed to 900 items and retails for EUR 1,540.
Fast Info – 42.2mm x 13.7mm – stainless-steel case with super-hard coating, brushed and polished – mounted 24-hour bezel with darkish blue insert – sapphire crystal on either side – 100m water resistant – textured Asanoha hemp-leaf patterned dial in darkish blue – faceted, brushed and polished palms and indices – LumiBrite on palms and markers – Seiko 6R64, in-house – computerized winding – 28,800vph – 29 jewels – 45h energy reserve – central hours, minutes, seconds and GMT, energy reserve, pointer date – stainless-steel bracelet, with secondary horse-leather strap – restricted to 900 items – EUR 1,540
Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Energy Reserve SPB305 & SPB307
Subsequent in line are two fashions that get a newly designed case, albeit the modifications are fairly refined. The Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Energy Reserve SPB305 and SPB307 have a 40.2mm vast and 12.2mm thick stainless-steel case with a brushed and polished end. On paper, that appears like fairly an okay sized watch, however we’ll must see in actual life the way it suits the wrist. Once more, sapphire crystal covers either side of the watches.
The SPB305 and SPB307 get dials with the identical Asanoha hem-leaf texture, this time in Geppaku blue-white and Kuritobi black. Each have a trio of indications moreover the central hours, minutes and seconds. At 3 o’clock there’s a day of the week subdial, at 6 o’clock there’s a pointer date subdial, and the ability reserve at 9 o’clock completes the indications. It’s pushed by Seiko’s 6R21 calibre which once more offers 45 hours of working time. The Geppaku white-blue SPB305 and the Kurotobi black SPB307 come on a stainless-steel bracelet with a folding buckle. Each retail for EUR 1,100.
Fast Info – 40.2mm x 12.2mm – stainless-steel case with super-hard coating, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal on either side – 100m water resistant – Geppaku blue-white or Kurotobi black dials with Asahona hemp-leaf texture – faceted, brushed and polished palms and indices – LumiBrite on palms and markers – Seiko 6R21, in-house – computerized winding – 28,800vph – 29 jewels – 45h energy reserve – central hours, minutes seconds, with day of the week, date and energy reserve subdials – stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp – EUR 1,100
Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Open Coronary heart SPB309 & SPB311
Lastly, we’ve the 2 Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Open Coronary heart, with references SPB309 and SPB311. Each share the 40.2mm vast case of the SPB305 and SPB307 but with a barely slimmed-down profile (11.8mm versus 12.2mm). The ending is once more a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces, and dial and motion are as soon as extra protected by a sapphire crystal.
The dials for the SPB309 and SPB311 are available Shironri white or Aisumi blue, colors impressed by Japanese tradition and conventional craftsmanship. The Asanoha hemp-leaf sample is damaged up by a raised ring, separating the inside part with the part for the utilized hour indices. The ring additionally incorporates the window to see the motion working beneath. The faceted palms and markers are both in metal or gold-coloured, with LumiBrite touches in fact. A brand new motion can also be launched, the Seiko calibre 6R38. This runs at a slower price (21,600vph) and comes with a greater than beneficiant 70h energy reserve. The SPB309 is fitted to a stainless-steel bracelet, with the SPB311 receiving a darkish brown leather-based strap. The value for each is about at EUR 1,000.
Fast Info – 40.2mm x 11.8mm – stainless-steel case with super-hard coating, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal on either side – 100m water-resistance – Shironeri white or Aisumi blue open-heart dials with Asahona hemp-leaf sample – faceted, brushed and polished palms and indices – LumiBrite on palms and markers – Seiko 6R38, in-house – computerized winding – 21,600vph – 24 jewels – 70h energy reserve – central hours, minutes, seconds – stainless-steel bracelet or brown leather-based strap – EUR 1,000
All watches shall be accessible from June 2022 by Seiko Boutiques and chosen retailers worldwide. For extra info, please go to SeikoWatches.com