The 1960’s was a decade of unprecedented advances for Seiko, both in terms of technical development and design creativity. Alongside Grand Seiko, one other series demonstrated the company's ability to create beautifully designed and finished mechanical watches with high accuracy. It was called King Seiko. In addition to its precision, it offered a powerful yet graceful design that symbolized the high quality of its construction. Today, after more than half a century, the King Seiko collection is back with timepieces that showcase the lasting quality of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking.
The dial showcases the chrysanthemum pattern, central to Japanese culture.
The patterned white dial is based on the chrysanthemum, a flower of great significance in Japanese culture that represents longevity and rejuvenation. The auspicious flower is expressed through a pattern of finely intersecting lines called kiku tsunagi-mon, which, in Japanese, signifies a chrysanthemum pattern that connects with itself.
Limited edition of 600.
The case back carries the King Seiko name and the same shield design as the original. Each individually numbered watch’s case back is also marked with "Limited Edition".
*In the actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.
Even with an automatic movement and the addition of a date window, the new watch retains its slim profile, thanks to the thinness of Caliber 6L35. The eight- beat- per- second movement has 26 jewels and a power reserve of 45 hours when fully wound.
In addition to the stainless steel bracelet, the watch comes with grey leather strap whose color and texture complement the patterned dial and enhance the creation’s versatility.