140th Anniversary SEIKO

Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition

In celebration of Seiko's 140th anniversary
and its long association with Ginza,
two limited editions are today introduced
into the Prospex and Presage collections
which capture both the classic
and modern faces of Ginza.



Second hands in the traditional colour of Komparu, symbolising Ginza

The seconds hand pays homage to the district's history with Komparu, a traditional Japanese colour named after Komparu Street, where Ginza’s nightlife was once centred. This blue colour with a soft green tone was first used in the middle Meiji era (1868 - 1912), instantly found favour among the many geishas who lived there and then gradually became a popular colour among the public.

Dial design that
expresses modern Ginza

Both creations capture the classic and modern faces of Ginza with dial patterns inspired by the district's cobblestone streets.

The dial patterns are in a blue-grey colour that evokes the contemporary feel of modern buildings and constructions which outline the area.


The Prospex limited edition is based on the modern re-interpretation of the 1959 Alpinist watch introduced earlier this year. The intricate pattern of the dial incorporates two different sunray patterns which, as the viewing angle changes, create ever-changing impressions that capture the texture and feel of Ginza's cobblestones.


[Calibre 6R35]

Limited edition of 3,500

Available in October 2021


The Presage creation features the same cobblestone-inspired dial pattern and Komparu colour seconds hand, but the watch has the distinguished aspect of the recently released “Style60’s” design series inspired by the 1964 Seiko Crown Chronograph. The box-shaped glass, sharp hands and faceted indexes are inherited directly from the Crown Chronograph and create a retro feel that matches perfectly with the classic dial pattern. The opening at the 9 o'clock position allows the wearer to see and enjoy the beating of the escapement and the 24 hour sub-dial above it offers a different and useful way to tell the time.


[Calibre 4R39]

Limited edition of 4,000

Available in October 2021