The new Limited Edition ‘Kumadori’ Chronograph (reference SRQ015J1/ SAEK019*) from the Seiko Brightz Ananta Collection takes inspiration from a traditional stage wear of Japanese art culture Kabuki that originated from the 17th century.
This mechanical chronograph model houses Seiko’s state of the art 8R28 caliber. This automatic movement features a column wheel and vertical clutch system for precise chronograph operation, and incorporates Seiko’s unique three-pointed hammer which ensures the perfect synchronization of the hands’ fly-back.
The uniqueness of this chronograph lies in the lacquer dial. The dial is painted by hand with pure black lacquer by Isshu Tamura, a noted and expert lacquer artist. Tamura is a master of the Kaga Makie style and paints the dials in his studio in Kanazawa on the western shores of the Japanese mainland.
Once the black dial is painted, the red inner rings, also in lacquer, are applied. The effect is startling – the jet black of the lacquer dial is as deep as the night sky, making the red highlights stand out in sharp relief – a look that is as dramatic as Kumadori itself.
To harmonize with the dial color, the watch comes with a black hard coated stainless steel case measuring 42.8 mm in diameter.
The Seiko Brightz Ananta ‘Kumadori’ Chronograph SRQ015 is a limited edition of 800 pieces. Each one comes with its individual serial number engraved on the case back. The unique and dramatic art of ‘Kumadori’ is expressed in the dial and in the case back. It also features a black hard coated stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Seiko Brightz Ananta ‘Kumadori’ Chronograph SRQ015J1
*JDM reference number: SAEK019
Caliber 8R28, Automatic chronograph movement
Stopwatch function (30 minutes total, 12 hours total)
Second hand stop function
28,800 vibrations per hour
Column wheel and vertical clutch
One-piece three-pointed hammer for instant rese
Power reserve: Over 45 hours
Stainless steel with black hard coating
42.8 mm in diameter
Glass: Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating
See-through case back with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Lumibright on hands and indexes
Solid stainless steel with black hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Limited edition of 800 pieces
Approximate recommended retail price
Europe: Euro 4,000
Japan: 315,000 yen (300,000 yen without tax)