To create the new Presage Blue Enamel Limited Edition (reference SPB069J1), Seiko has combined its expertise in mechanical watch making and the traditional Japanese craftsmanship. This new model boasts a rich-blue coloured enamel dial. The golden crescent moon on the reverse end of the second hand moves gracefully across the blue dial, just as the moon moves across the night sky.
The blue enamel dial is the work of the enamel craftsman Mitsuru Yokozawa and his team. The hour markers are painted ten times to lift them in relief from the dial and the tips of the hands are curved by skilled craftsmen and women so that they follow the contours of the curved crystals and so minimise the depth of the watch.
The crescent shaped tip of the second hand is in a gold color powder, giving it a special texture that resembles the surface of the moon. The crescent shape is also to be seen on the sapphire case back, affixed by vapor deposition. The sapphire crystal is dual-curved so that the dial can be seen without distortion from any angle. The crocodile strap is in deep blue to match the dial.
This remarkable watch incorporates the 6R15 caliber with a 50 hour power reserve.
The Seiko Presage Blue Enamel watch is as a limited edition of 1,500 pieces. It will be available in December at Seiko’s elite retail partners in selected markets and worldwide in early 2018.
Model: Seiko Presage Blue Enamel Limited Edition, Reference SPB069J1
JDM Reference: SARX053
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 23
Case and dial
Stainless steel case, enamel dial
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 12.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 1,150 Euro
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces