Seiko launch a limited edition Urushi watch as the latest instalment of the Craftsmanship Series. The new watch design delivers precisely beautiful Japanese aesthetics brought to life through in-house movements and mechanics. This new model combines traditional Japanese artistry with modern watchmaking methods to create an exquisite and elegant timepiece. Since it was founded in 1881, Seiko has continued to widen its expertise and knowledge with every watch produced. This latest launch flawlessly exhibits the culmination of Seiko’s heritage and expertise in the form of a stunning limited edition timepiece.
This new launch from Seiko is limited to just 2000 pieces worldwide. This makes the timepiece incredibly collectable and desirable, making it a must-have piece for any fans of the brand. As part of the Presage collection, this model upholds the distinctive characteristics of the collection. Every Presage watch has a timeless look with a focus on precise mechanical timekeeping. The distinctive green dial of this model is inspired by the Kenrokuen Gardens, a vast and beautiful green space located in the heart of Kanazawa, Japan. The unusual look of the dial is created using Urushi which is a type of natural lacquer which is taken from the sap of the Japanese lacquer tree. Layer upon layer of this lacquer is painted onto the dial using a form of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
This watch is part of Seiko’s Craftsmanship Series. The watches in this series celebrate the Japanese ‘Takumi’. Every watch in this collection is individually handcrafted by master artisans to create beautifully unique timepieces. The design of each model combines Seiko’s latest watchmaking technologies with centuries of traditional Japanese artistry.
The Finer Details
The vibrant green dial of this model is detailed with white hour markers and white hour and minute hands. A bold yellow second hand provides a pleasant contrast to the nature-inspired shades of the watch. The dial also exhibits day and date displays in the form of sub-dials, giving the watch an almost vintage style. These features are protected by a double-curved sapphire glass lens. The calibre 6R24 automatic movement that powers the watch is housed in a stainless steel case. This case measures 40.5mm in diameter and 12.82mm in thickness, creating an eye-catching and comfortable fit on the wrist. The watch is secured on the wrist using a classic and timeless black leather strap. In addition, this timepiece is water-resistant up to 10 bar, making it a practical and elegant choice for everyday styling.
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