Since time immemorial,
a central aspect of the Japanese sense of beauty has been simplicity.
To create objects or images of refinement and grace with few elements and no extraneous decoration
has long been an aim of many Japanese craftsmen and artists and it is this aesthetic
that lies at the heart of an important new series within the Presage collection.
In every detail, this new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series is
a powerful and fresh expression of Japanese artistry.
The Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series case and bracelet incorporate many flat surfaces that have a modern sharpness that allows the watch to shine and sparkle from every angle. The case has a super-hard coating that protects the case and bracelet from scratches but also endows it with a long-lasting brilliance.
* The precisely engineered and polished surfaces and the crisp edges of its silhouette contrast with the subtle hairline finish to create a pleasingly multi-dimensional effect.
The dial incorporates a Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern, familiar in Japanese culture for its use in design since the Heian period over a thousand years ago. The Asanoha leaf was traditionally used as material for fabrics and the pattern holds a special importance in Japanese culture as it symbolises rapid, strong growth and was thought to bring good health, especially to the young. The rich texture and intricacy of the dial’s sharply edged geometric pattern create a subtle colour gradation as they play with the light at different angles.
The series comprises four new watches, each offering a dial with a different traditional Japanese colour; Aitetsu, or indigo iron, Shironeri, an unbleached silky white, Tokiwa, the colour of evergreen trees and Susutake, a brown-toned smoked bamboo.