Japanese watchmaker Seiko has released a new King Seiko model with a beautiful Chrysanthemum Pattern Dial, inspired by the country’s national flower.
The chrysanthemum pattern has been associated with Japanese culture since long time. Evoking this great tradition, the intricately patterned white dial of the new King Seiko Reference SJE095 (SJE095J1 or JDM SDKA009) captures the spirit of the Tokyo area.
Surprisingly, Japan has two national flowers: Chrysanthemum and Cherry Blossom. The chrysanthemum pattern features finely intersecting lines called kiku tsunagi mon.
The case, case-back and the bracelet are made of stainless steel. Inspired by the 1965 King Seiko KSK, the 38.6mm case is angular and faceted, with large, flat planes and sharp angles, and they have been polished to reflect light. The combination of the angular case and faceted hands with this intricate dial enhances the beauty and elegance of the King Seiko collection. The case back spotlights the King Seiko name and the same shield design as the original.
Equipped with Seiko’s slimline automatic Caliber 6L35, the new watch is thinner than the original King Seiko KSK, despite having automatic winding and a date window, thanks to enhancements in the case construction.
The watch is offered with an additional grey leather strap whose color and texture complement the patterned dial.
The new King Seiko watch will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and select retail stores worldwide as a limited edition from October 2023.
Model: King Seiko with White Chrysanthemum Pattern Dial, Reference SJE095J1, JDM Reference SDKA009
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 26
Stainless steel case
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Additional leather strap included
Stainless steel bracelet
Limited edition of 600 pieces (including 200 pieces in Japan)
Recommended retail price