Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models, References SPB303, SPB305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311

Seiko expands its Presage Sharp Edged Series by launching five new models inspired by the traditions of Japan. One is a limited edition GMT, two feature a new open heart movement and two offer a multi-hand dial with power reserve, day and date displays.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models 2022
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Like all the existing watches in this series, the dials of these new additions are adorned with the Asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern that has been used in Japanese fabrics ever since the Heian period over a thousand years ago.

The new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT boasts a wide dial opening allows the time of day, GMT function, power reserve and date to be read at a glance. The dial’s rich texture is complemented by the depth of its color, a blue that Ukiyoe artists over the centuries made famous in images of Mt Fuji in high summer. The GMT display ring shares the same blue and is in ceramic.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT
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This Presage watch is offered as a limited edition of 900 and will be available in July at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

The other four new watches in the 2022 Sharp Edged Series all share a new case design. While it retains all the strength and angularity that gives the series its distinctive look, there is a new face with a mirror finish between the top and side surfaces that adds a new sparkle to the watch. The elegance of the new design is further enhanced by the inward tapering of the case.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models
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Both SPB305 and SPB307 are powered by Caliber 6R38, which is a new addition to the 6R family of movements. It is specially adapted so as to allow the wearer to see the beat of the escapement through the opening at the 9 o’clock position. Furthermore, it offers a power reserve of 70 hours.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged SPB309 and SPB311 models feature Caliber 6R21. It displays day, date and power reserve indicators at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions respectively. This is the first appearance of this multi-hand movement in the Sharp Edged Series.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models
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Each of the four dials is in a different traditional Japanese color. Shironeri, the white of unbleached silk and Aisumi, the blue of indigo for are used in the open heart watches. Geppaku, the white of the full moon, is used in one of the two multi-hand creations while the sub-dials of the other are in Kuritobi, the color of the black kite. These four new timepieces will be available in June at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series
References: SPB303, SPB305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311

Seiko Presage Model SPB303

Movement
Caliber 6R64
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 42.2mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
An additional horse strap is attached

Edition
Limited edition of 900 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,540

Seiko Presage Models SPB305 & SPB307

Movement
Caliber 6R21
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 12.2mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,100

Seiko Presage Models SPB309 & SPB311

Movement
Caliber 6R38
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SPB309)
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating and calf strap (SPB311)
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 11.8mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
SPB309: Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
SPB31: Calf leather strap (SPB311)
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,000