It’s been said ordinarily from numerous points of view, yet the basic truth is that Seiko is the lord of craftsmanship in watches that offer an incentive. At each level of their colossal (and developing) index, there are watches that far surpass their humble costs in wording quality. In my experience, that point is made generally clear in the Presage range, where Seiko frequently utilizes revered methods to make watches that are, basically, staggering and novel without requesting likely purchasers to drop a couple from contract installments. The freshest Presage pieces, declared a week ago at Baselworld, proceed with this pattern with porcelain dials made in the memorable Japanese custom.
Seiko Preseage SPB093
Case Material: Stainless steel Dial: Arita porcelain Dimensions: 40.6mm Crystal: Sapphire Water resistance: 10 bar Crown: Push pull Movement: Caliber 6R27 Strap/bracelet: earthy colored calfskin Price: $1,900 Expected release: September 2019
Seiko Preseage SPB095
Case Material: Stainless steel Dial: Arita porcelain Dimensions: 40.5mm Crystal: Sapphire Water resistance: 10 bar Crown: Push pull Movement: Caliber 6R35 Strap/bracelet: earthy colored cowhide Price: $1,700 Expected release: September 2019
The references SPB093 (with power save and little date subdial at 6:00) and SPB095 (focus seconds with a date window at 3:00) are basically indistinguishable from finish dialed variations of these watches presented in 2017.
Porcelain has a remarkable profundity and surface that makes it a wonderful material to use in a watch dial, however it’s inalienably fragile. Seiko reveals to us that the cycle for creating these dials (to a great extent by hand, in the town of Arita, referred to universally as the home to the absolute best porcelain on the planet) mitigates this propensity to some degree. Each dial is hand coated and terminated multiple times before completion, an interaction that is work concentrated and tedious. The subsequent porcelain has a particular sheen and a blue color, making it an incredible counterpart for the blue handset and red highlight at 12:00.
These Arita dials are verification (just like the polish dials forms that went before them) that you can acquire genuine Japanese craftsmanship at a reasonable cost by delving into the Presage line. You could burn through thousands more on a Swiss watch and not outperform the degree of completing on dials and instances of numerous Seiko Preseage references. Add to that the truly substantial allure of claiming a watch that has a genuine recorded and social association with Japan, and you start to perceive any reason why the Presage line is so critical to Seiko. It’s a feasible extravagance that its creators invest wholeheartedly in. Seiko