Seiko introduces three new models in the Presage Craftsmanship Series, each featuring artful dials. Two of these models are adorned with Urushi lacquer, while the third boasts an enamel dial. All three watches are protected by double-curved sapphire crystals and are equipped with a screw-down sapphire case back. With a water resistance of up to 10 bars (about 100m), these Seiko timepieces feature 40.2mm hard-coated stainless steel cases.
Underneath the surface, these watches are powered by the well-known automatic Caliber 6R5, providing an impressive 72-hour power reserve. This movement is also shielded against magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/m.
The Ref. SPB403 features a pristine white enamel dial crafted under the expert guidance of Mitsuru Yokosawa. The immaculate backdrop is adorned with simple gray metal indices, creating an elegant and refined aesthetic. Like the other two newcomers, there is a date indication positioned at 3 o’clock.
This execution comes with a five-link metal bracelet and has a price tag of approximately $1,600 when converted to USD.
The Ref. SPB405 and SPB407 both highlight another craftsmanship Seiko is famous for: their dials finished with traditional Urushi lacquer. This centuries-old technique is skillfully applied by Master Lacquerer Isshu Tamara and his team.
The Ref. SPB405 boasts a deep black dial coated in Urushi lacquer, while the Ref. SPB407 showcases a captivating green Urushi lacquer dial. Both models are furnished with white indices and a gold-toned second hand. The SPB405 is also attached to a metal bracelet, the SPB407 rides a brown leather strap. They are priced at approximately $1,880 and $1,990 when converted to USD.
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