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Introducing Seiko Presage Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive

Introducing Seiko Presage Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive

Snappy Take

The Presage line was dispatched in 2016 and it has, in a generally brief timeframe, become something of a fan top choice, because of Seiko’s utilization of the line as a stage for dispatching a wide scope of traditional plans with a wind. Augur observes frequently highlight distinctively hued sunburst dials (counting the mainstream Cocktail Time watch ) but there have additionally been a number of arrivals of Presage watches which have dials made with conventional Japanese art strategies. These have included Shippo enamel, urushi finish, and Arita porcelain dials too. These two most recent models both have terminated enamel dials, just as force hold signs (a commonplace element for some, Presage watches) but they additionally both have, without precedent for the Presage assortment, Seiko’s particular Spring Drive programmed development – the caliber 5R65. 

This is basically a similar development as the caliber 9R65, found in some Grand Seiko Spring Drive models; other Grand Seiko Spring Drive models utilize the caliber 9R15, which is acclimated to ±0.5 seconds out of each day versus ±1 second out of every day for 9R65 and 5R65. The solitary other distinction between the 5R65 and 9R65 developments is the completion, and given the likenesses between the developments, you may hope to see fairly more exceptional evaluating for the Presage Spring Drives, and you would be right. Valuing (see below) is in section level Grand Seiko Spring Drive an area, in spite of the fact that I presume that were these Grand Seiko watches, with so much highlights as jewel cleaned hands and markers and Zaratsu case completing, they would be, with a terminated enamel dial, fundamentally more costly than these Presage Spring Drive watches. 

Beginning Thoughts

The incorporation of Spring Drive developments in the Presage Prestige line is by all accounts a genuinely obvious sign that pushing ahead, we’ll see Spring Drive progressively utilized across most, if not all, of Seiko’s assortments; Spring Drive has been utilized in the Galante, Credor, and obviously Grand Seiko assortments as of now, just as showing up in primary assortment Seiko watches (some of the time with a moonphase complication). From a plan angle, these are significantly more exemplary than is normally the situation for Presage – by and large, Presage watches have had bended drags that stream into the case, but the straight carries on these enamel Spring Drive Presage watches give them an extremely mid-century flavor, and the dial and hands will help Seiko aficionados especially to remember the principal Hattori Seikosha Laurel watch, which was a wristwatch delivered in 1913 (and which additionally had an enamel dial).

These guarantee to be very attractive watches in the metal. The dials are made in the workshop of  Mitsuru Yokosawa , who additionally made the enamel dials for the first 2017 Presage enamel assortment , and the general plan of the watches is proposed, says Seiko, to mirror the plan reasoning of the late creator, Riki Watanabe, who had collaborated on a few watch plans with Seiko. Watanabe died in 2013 and Seiko worked intimately with an associate of Watanabe’s on finishing the subtleties of these watches. Seiko Presage watches with enamel and porcelain dials have been incredibly mainstream previously and the expansion of Spring Drive developments, with their mark easily skimming seconds hands, to the assortment altogether extends the tasteful vocabulary available to Presage – albeit at a value point which appears to be expected to energize a reexamine of the situation of Presage Prestige watches comparative with Grand Seiko.

The Basics

Brand: Seiko Presage

Model: Prestige Line Enamel Dial Spring Drive

Reference Number: SNR037, SNR039

Diameter: 40mm

Thickness: 13.10mm

Case Material: Stainless steel with “Very Hard” coating

Dial Color: Black or white terminated enamel

Indexes: Didoni text style Arabic numerals

Water Resistance: 10 bar/100 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Cordovan cowhide tie with three crease pushbutton clasp

The Movement

Caliber: 5R65

Functions: time, power hold with date

Power Reserve: 72 hours

Winding: programmed and manual

Frequency: Spring Drive skim wheel turning at 8 pivots each second, controlled by quartz timing package

Jewels: 30

Chronometer Certified: Internally constrained by Seiko to ±1 second deviation per day

Additional Details: For more data on Spring Drive see our video arrangement, here .

Estimating & Availability

Price: $4,500

Availability: October 2019

Limited Edition: No, normal production

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