Seiko Introduces Next Generation of King Seiko

In 2021, Seiko commemorated its 140th anniversary with the revival of one of its most sought-after timepiece from its archives, the King Seiko. The original was debuted in the early 1960’s and introduced in a refined version in 1965 that was distinguished by high precision, mirrored by a highly clean and expressive design.

After the release of five more non-limited King Seiko models in 2022, the Japanese tradition brand is now introducing an update with the SJE089 and SJE091 references, which combine a larger case with a thinner design and a notably flat sapphire crystal. Both models, differentiated only by their silver and black dials, respectively, now measure 38.6mm in diameter but are only 10.7mm thick, making them the most slender watches in King Seiko’s history.

The distinctive horns, derived from the KSK as in the anniversary model, are faceted just like the hands. In addition, there is a crest-shaped King Seiko emblem with six vertical bars on the crown.

The two new kings are powered by the automatic 6L35 caliber, which operates at a rate of 28,800 vph and has a 45-hour power reserve. The case, water-resistant to 5 bar and anti-magnetic up to 4,800 A/m, is attached to a bracelet. The case back is closed.

The SJE089 and SJE091 references will be available from July 2023. Pricing is marked at approximately $3,600 when converted to USD.

To learn more, visit Seiko, here.

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  1. Gerry Dimatos

    Great looking watches the King Seiko’s but the movements are sub par at this price point….

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