Every year, Seiko releases a string of recent fashions throughout all of its collections. And with such a large portfolio, you possibly can by no means actually predict what’s coming from the Japanese producer. And while we solely give attention to mechanical watchmaking, together with the Spring Drive powered watches, after all, there’s nonetheless a lot to select from when figuring out this 12 months’s finest. Add in Seiko’s efforts with regard to celebrating its one hundred and fortieth anniversary, we’ve seen a stellar vary of novelties. Going by way of all of them is a problem, however listed here are our 5 finest new collections.
Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Re-creation SJE085
The clue is within the identify actually, as that is fairly a devoted recreation of the very first Seiko Laurel Alpinist made in 1959. Initially designed for use by Yama-Moto, or mountain males, it needed to be legible and sturdy. The brand new Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Re-creation SJE085 mimics the look of the unique one very intently, with an identical styled dial and indices but in a sharper, barely extra trendy execution. The dimension of the vintage-looking case are fairly modest, at simply 36.6mm throughout and 11.1mm in top. Inside ticks Seiko’s in-house 6L35 calibre, with computerized winding and 45-hour energy reserve. The watch might be worn as is, or on prime of the leather-based cuff, you see within the photos.
Fast Info – 36.6mm x 11.1mm – stainless-steel case, polished – box-shaped sapphire crystal – closed metal caseback – 100m water-resistance – Gloss black dial with utilized and segmented indices – dauphine fingers – LumiBrite components – Calibre 6L35, in-house – computerized winding – 28,800vph – 45h energy reserve – hours, minutes, seconds (hacking), date – brown calfskin leather-based strap with detachable cuff – Restricted Version of 1,959 items – EUR 3,000
Seiko Prospex Land “Tortoise” Assortment
Seiko has a really sturdy reference to nicknames, similar to Turtle, Tuna, Monster, Samurai and lots of others. So when a Seiko Turtle styled watch supposed for exploration on land was launched, the identify “Tortoise” was straightforward pickings. The Seiko Prospex Land “Tortoise” assortment makes use of an identical formed case as its Turtle companion, however with a couple of variations. One is the scale, which is 42.4mm throughout as an alternative of 45mm. The opposite is the compass scale bezel insert, which is meant for navigational functions as an alternative of timing a dive. Particulars within the dial and fingers are additionally barely completely different. Every of the 4 obtainable references depends on the 4R35 calibre, a traditional entry-level motion by Seiko.
Fast Info – 42.4mm x 11.7mm – stainless-steel case, brushed and polished – rotating bezel with compass scale – screw-down crown – sapphire crystal – 200m water-resistance – beige, blue, black or brown dial – utilized indices and fingers with LumiBrite – Seiko calibre 4R35, in-house – computerized winding – 21,600vph – 23 jewels – 45h energy reserve – textile or leather-based strap with pin buckle – EUR 540 (SRPG13K1, SRPG15K1, SRPG17K1) or EUR 590 (SRPG18K1, gold-coloured case)
Seiko Re-creation of King Seiko KSK SJE083
An inside rivalry between Seiko’s Suwa Seikosha and Daini Seikosha resulted within the creation of Grand Seiko and King Seiko sub-brands within the late fifties and early sixties. This rivalry led to a race to develop into the Seiko Group’s flagship model. Grand Seiko got here out on prime and ultimately, the King Seiko identify vanished from the catalogues. Till this 12 months that’s, when Seiko introduced the Re-Creation of King Seiko KSK SJE083, positioned between Seiko and Grand Seiko. The watch is a devoted re-edition of the King Seiko 44-990 from the mid-sixties. The 38.1mm vast and 11.4mm metal case has a crisp design typical of the early days of Seiko. The silver dial with a sunray brushed ending with Zaratsu-polished indices and fingers. The one alteration is the inclusion of a date operate, positioned at 3’. The caseback, that includes a recreation of the gold King Seiko emblem, hides the 6L35 computerized motion.
Fast Info – 38.1mm x 11.4mm – stainless-steel case with super-hard coating, Zaratsu-polished – box-shaped sapphire crystal – screwed metal caseback with golden emblem – 50m water-resistance – sunray-brushed silver dial – utilized facetted polished indices – polished fingers with polished bevels – framed date window – Calibre 6L35, in-house – computerized winding – 28,800vph – 45h energy reserve – hours, minutes, seconds (hacking), date – black crocodile leather-based strap – Restricted Version of three,000 items – EUR 3,400
Seiko Presage Sharpe Edged GMT Assortment
The Seiko Presage assortment combines one of the best Japanese craftsmanship with Seiko’s technical experience and glorious worth for cash. Final 12 months we noticed the introduction of the Presage Sharp Edged collection, and this 12 months the gathering was expanded with a GMT mannequin. The vary is all about sturdy strains, sharp angles and aspects and vibrant textured dials. 4 fashions can be found, together with the white dial restricted version SPB223J1. Both black, darkish inexperienced or blue dials are paired with polished and faceted indices, sharp fingers, a contrasting central GMT hand and a two-tone 24h scale on the periphery. The geometric sample on the dial is known as an Asanoha hemp-leaf motif. Seen beneath the sapphire crystal caseback is the 6R64 computerized motion indicating central hours and minutes, small seconds, GMT and energy reserve.
Fast Info – 42.2mm x 13.7mm – stainless-steel with super-hard coating, brushed and polished – mounted 24h bezel – sapphire crystal on each side – 100m water-resistance – Japanese Asanoha hemp-leaf patterned dial in 4 colors – faceted, brushed and polished markers and fingers – LumiBrite components – Seiko Calibre 6R64, in-house – computerized winding – 28,800vph – 45h energy reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, GMT and energy reserve indication – built-in stainless-steel bracelet, brushed and polished – EUR 1,500
Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Blue Dial SPB267J1
Cementing Seiko’s legacy of making gorgeous dials impressed by Japanese tradition as soon as extra, is the Presage Arita Porcelain Bleu SPB267J1. Introduced late within the 12 months, it options the elegant shapes of the Presage assortment, fitted with an uncommon light-blue porcelain dial. Arita porcelain is uniquely Japanese and leads to a milky, shiny floor. The blue tone may be very gentle, and across the recessed edges of the ability reserve and date indications, you possibly can see the white of the porcelain coming by way of. The result’s stunning and indicative of Seiko’s craftsmanship. The 6R27 computerized motion might be seen by way of the again and offers 45 hours of autonomy.
Fast Info – 40.6mm x 14.1mm – stainless-steel, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal on each side – 100m water-resistance – gentle blue “ruri zome” Arita porcelain dial – blue fingers and indices – Calibre 6R27, in-house – computerized winding – 29 jewels – 28,800vph – 45h energy reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date, energy reserve – 3-link brushed and polished metal bracelet – Restricted version of two,000 items, obtainable from January 2022 – EUR 1,950
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