Two years ago, Seiko re-introduced the King Seiko, a successful timepiece that saw its first premiere in 1961. Now, the Japanese company honors a style that was released in 1965 via an updated edition of the King Seiko KSK. With its sharp, angular case, meticulously crafted and beautifully visible hour markers and hands, and, of course, its high quality movement, the watch like its vintage forebear is helping define the elevated design language and make of the collection.
The new Re-creation of King Seiko KSK Limited Edition stays faithful to the original 1965 source material. The champagne colored dial brings back to life the details but with gold colored hands and broad, faceted indexes that evoke the refined elegance of the original series. It is protected by a boxed-shaped sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface that ensures high legibility from any angle.
Just like the original, the sharply faceted lugs of the stainless steel case with super-hard coating and a diameter of 38.1mm feature wide flat planes and razor sharp angles. They are Zaratsu polished to a distortion-free mirror finish.
The Re-creation of King Seiko KSK Limited Edition is driven by the automatic Caliber 6L35 which beats with 28,800 vibrations per hour and amasses a power reserve of 45 hours.
Equipped with a brown crocodile leather strap, the watch will be available starting this month as a limited edition of 1,700 at selected Seiko boutiques and retail partners worldwide. It has a price tag of $3,300.
To learn more, visit Seiko, here.