Seiko Brings Together Over a Century of Experience
In 1913, Seiko made its first mechanical watch. In 1956, Seiko made its first automatic watch. In 1958 Seiko created its shock resistant system, Diashock, to preserve precision when the movement is subject to impact. In 1959, Seiko invented the Magic Lever spring winding mechanism and in 1964, it started producing balance springs in-house, utilising its own specially developed alloy, Spron. In 1967, Seiko created Japan’s first hi-beat calibre. In 1969, Seiko made the world’s first automatic chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel systems and then in 2014, Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking skills were rewarded with a prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve for its hi-beat calibre.
For over a century, Seiko has developed and refined its mechanical watchmaking skills. Today, all this experience comes together in a new, all-mechanical collection named Presage. Presage has already been successful in Japan and selected other markets for some time. Now Presage goes global and takes centre stage as Seiko’s leading mechanical watch collection.
The new collection draws its inspiration from Seiko’s heritage in mechanical watchmaking, which stretches all the way back to 1913 and the celebrated Laurel, which was Seiko’s – and Japan’s – first ever wristwatch. This heritage is brought to life today in the Presage Platinum Collection. The design echoes that of the Laurel in that the dial layout and markers are almost identical to the legendary 1913 creation.
Other features include automatic calibre, 10-bar WR, sapphire glass, exhibition case back, a case size of 40.5mm and retrograde power reserve indicator.
Ref: SPB041J RRP $1750