Seiko Presage Enamel SPB047J1
Drawing design inspiration from two landmark Seiko creations expressing the long and distinguished heritage of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking.
The enamel dial on this watch is inspired by the 1913 Laurel which was Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever wrist watch. The roman numeral hour markers are the direct descendants of the markers on the dial of Seiko’s 1895 pocket watch, the ‘Time Keeper.’
The distinctive look and the remarkable value offered by the collection both stem from the quality of the manufacture. The enamel dials are made by the master craftsman Mitsuru Yokozawa and his team. They ensure that the thickness of the enamel is adjusted to perfection to the exact depth required on each part of the dial and that the enamel is perfect for the atmospheric conditions at the time of manufacture so that every dial will last for a lifetime or longer.
The sapphire crystals are dual-curved so that even the ridge of the dial can be seen without distortion from any angle. The hour markers are painted no fewer than ten times to lift them in relief from the dial. The tips of the hands are curved by skilled craftsmen to follow the contours of the curved sapphire crystals so that the case depth is minimized. The exhibition case back is sapphire crystals for greater durability. In these and all other details, the high quality materials and workmanship of Presage are expressed more clearly than ever.
Seiko Presage: Timeless looks, precisely Japanese mechanical timekeeping. Minimalistic watch designs with a distinct Japanese aesthetic.