Introducing The Seiko Presage SPB161 And SPB163
Seiko is known for offering heavenly craftsmanship at a really receptive value point. With the arrival of the Presage SPB161 and SPB163, promoted the “Riki” Enamel assortment, that custom proceeds. Brandishing finish dials in both a distinct white and rich blue, these two watches remain as a significant incentive and awesome expansion to the Presage line. Intensely enlivened by famous Japanese craftsmanship both in the finish work and the moderate plan of the dial, it is difficult to contend with what Seiko is carrying to the table with these new pieces.
This surely isn’t the principal we’ve seen of Seiko using polish work inside the Presage assortment, yet these new increments present another take inside the line regarding plan ethos. Typically, when I think about a Seiko Presage, I think about those Roman numeral markers complementing the more vintage-roused railroad-style minute track and the ornamented balances the second hand. On the off chance that those Presage models were likened to a customary styling, these new models are without a doubt more mid-century present day, if not to some degree contemporary.
This new look is exemplified by straightforward rectangular markers for the minutes and hours, where the hour markers are thicker and more and the excess minutes are lighter and more limited. The entirety of this “freshness” is enlivened by prestigious Japanese fashioner Riki Watanabe and his celebrated negligible clock plan. These models get intensely from his plan, from the markers to the hands, and I need to say that the motivation deciphers liberally onto the watches themselves.
The Riki Watanabe clock (left) next to each other with the new Seiko Presage SPB161 (right)
The veneer work is finished by lacquer skilled worker Mitsuru Yokosawa and gives a lavishness to the watch which, at the value, you just will not discover elsewhere. The SPB161 and SPB163 offer something positively contemporary yet not clearly along these lines, while keeping up roots profoundly saturated with exemplary plan legacy permitting them to opening in flawlessly inside the Presage assortment. Everything from the double curved sapphire gem and improved on seconds hand to the 39.9mm measuring offers sufficient vintage cues to adjust the more present day configuration flares. They all work together in a truly phenomenal way.
The generally speaking dial format ought to be natural as it uses a basic yet imaginative showcase of data. At nine o’clock is the force hold marker, and at six o’clock, the schedule date show subdial. The white variation flaunts blue hands for the hours, minutes, and seconds while the blue variation, then again, is done in white. The two watches are fitted on coated cordovan cowhide lashes which further pass on the more contemporary impact of the general plan. Seiko consistently figures out how to convey effortlessness, plan, and the best in Japanese craftsmanship. With these new increases to the Presage assortment, Seiko has conveyed at this point again.
Reference Number: SPB161 and SPB163
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: SPB161, white veneer and SPB163, blue enamel
Indexes: Rectangular markers
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Cordovan cowhide strap
Functions: Power save pointer and schedule display
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Winding: Automatic with manual winding ability
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Jewels: 29 jewels
Chronometer Certified: No
Evaluating & Availability
Availability: June 2020
Limited Edition: No
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