Simplicity is a central aspect of the Japanese sense of beauty. Creating refined and graceful objects and images with few elements and no external adornment has very often been a guiding theme for many Japanese artisans and artists. And it is this aesthetic that forms the core of an important new series within the Seiko Presage collection. In every detail, this new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged series is a contemporary and innovative expression of Japanese art.
Seiko Presage collection:
Sublime mechanical watches from Japan. More than 100 years ago, Seiko produced Japan's first wristwatch, laying the foundation for a now long tradition of great craftsmanship. To this day, Seiko's watchmakers share a passion for innovation and craftsmanship in the creation, assembly and inspection of Seiko's mechanical watches. Outstanding craftsmanship is the foundation for the high standard of Seiko's mechanical Presage watches.
A mechanical watch automatically charges itself while worn by converting the wearer's arm and wrist movements into energy. Movement of the watch causes the main spring of the watch to be wound. This spring is the energy source
Seiko Presage's mechanical 6R calibers offer a range of functions: from date display to a multi-hand watch with energy reserve indicator on the dial. Each Presage watch equipped with the 6R caliber is beautifully finished with a quality stripe pattern engraved on the rotor. This luxurious detail is clearly visible through the glass back cover. All 6R calibers are made entirely in-house.
The foundation under each Presage watch is formed by the valuable heritage of more than a century of watchmaking experience. Illustrated by the extraordinary fact that literally every part of a Presage watch is manufactured in-house! Presage does not stand for nothing for 'Fine mechanical watchmaking, from Japan'.
The case and band of the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged series consist of numerous flat surfaces that meet at sharply defined angles. This ensures that the watch offers a shiny, literally brilliant sight from every angle of view. In three of the four models (model SPB170 excepted) of these new series, case and band are finished with super-hard coating to prevent scratches and ensure a long-lasting shine.
The dial is finished with the Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern. This pattern was commonly used within Japanese culture during the Heian period - over a thousand years ago. The fibers from the plant's stem were traditionally used to make fabrics; and the leaf pattern is of particular importance within Japanese culture because it symbolizes rapid, strong growth. The pattern on the dial has a rich texture and complexity of clean geometric lines.
Features: Hand winding possible, Stop function seconds hand.