Seiko presents two new models (references SJE089 and SJE091) of its modern King Seiko watch.
In 2022, Seiko has revived the King Seiko collection by introducing modern reinterpretations of the iconic King Seiko KSK watch of 1965.
The 1965’s KSK, the most popular King Seiko model, was known for its emblematic appeal thanks to its sharp, angular case and high functionality. Today, Seiko introduces two new timepieces inspired by the classic KSK. They houses the automatic slimline Caliber 6L35. This marks the movement’s first appearance in the main King Seiko collection. This 26 jewel calibre offers a power reserve of 45 hours.
Dressed in 38.6mm diameter and 10.7mm thick cases in stainless steel, the new references are thinner than the manually-wound vintage KSK watch. Effectively capturing the refinement of the original 1965 KSK watch, these models have angular cases with a flat dial featuring faceted hands.
The first King Seiko model (reference SJE089) comes with a silver-colored with a new sunray finishing technique that endows the watch with a finish more understated and delicate than previous KSK-based creations, resulting in a look that is even closer to the original.
The second model, King Seiko SJE091, features a sophisticated dial in a new shade of black created especially to harmonize with the new case design.
On the black dial, the hands have a fine hairline finish that heightens the level of contrast with the dial’s dark surface and enhances legibility.
These new King Seiko watches stand out with refined case design enhanced with slimmer lugs. They are faceted, with large, flat planes and sharp angles. The surfaces are polished to achieve a distortion-free, mirror finish.
A box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface delivers high legibility from any angle. Not only are the new watches slimmer than the previous limited-edition King Seiko watches that also used the 6L35 movement, but they are also 0.2mm thinner than the original King Seiko KSK, despite having automatic winding and a date window.
Fitted on stainless steel bracelets, both watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and select retail stores worldwide from July 2023.
King Seiko SJE089 (SJE089J1) and SJE091 (SJE091J1)
JDM Reference numbers SDKA005 and SDKA007
Caliber 6L35, Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 26
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Diameter: 38.6mm, Thickness: 10.7mm
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe
€3,400 for each version