The new Lukia collection celebrates the glamour and cheerfulness of Ginza, the most fashionable place in central Tokyo. Ginza also has a great historical significance in the watchmaking, because Seiko was established in Ginza in 1881.
Since 1995, Lukia has been adorning the wrists of discerning women in Japan and it is now, for the first time, available outside of Asia. The collection comprises six creations, each of which has a dial featuring a traditional Japanese color overlaid on a mother-of-pearl base with a flower motif and eight diamond hour markers. The models are SPB133 (Gofun), SPB135 (Kurenai), SPB137 (Ruri), SPB138 (Ao-shiro-tsurubami), SPB140 (Sakura) and limited edition SPB141 (Tsukishiro).
Each dial is colored from both sides, which allows the full richness of the color to blend harmoniously with the texture of the mother-of-pearl dial. The case offers a soft, delicate feeling on the wrist thanks to its perfectly rounded edges.
Five of the six new creations will be available from July 2020, with a limited edition to follow in September. All will be available in selected Seiko Boutiques.
The new Lukia series is powered by Seiko’s latest automatic caliber, 6R35, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. It can be seen through the sapphire case back, marking time at 21,600 beats per hour. Each watch is water resistant to 10 bar and has a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratches.
To celebrate the arrival of Lukia on the international stage, a special watch is offered in a limited edition of just 250. Its dial is the color, Tsukishiro, of the blue-white evening sky that frames the Ginza skyline as the moon is about to appear. It has 55 diamonds on the bezel and eight diamonds on the dial. The unique and distinguished look of the strap is made possible by a special, two-stage dyeing method. After the leather is first dyed white, the grooves in the pattern are then dyed light blue.
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case
Stainless steel case partly plated in yellow gold color (SPB138)
Stainless steel case with rose gold color plating (SPB140)
Mother-of-pearl dial with 8 diamonds
Case with 55 diamonds (SPB141)
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screwed see-through case back
Diameter: 34.8mm (SPB133, 135, 137, 138, 140) and 35.2mm (SPB141)
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Inter-changeable crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €1,400 (SPB133, 135, 137) €1,450 (SPB138) €1,500 (SPB140) and €2,500 (SPB141)
The SPB141 – Tsukishiro model is limited edition of 250 pieces