The new creations all feature dials with the delicate Asanoha, or hemp leaf, pattern that has been used in Japanese fabrics and elsewhere ever since the Heian period over a thousand years ago. The dials’ sharply edged geometric pattern and rich texture present an ever-changing aspect as the light
plays across them at different angles. Each dial is in a different traditional Japanese color; Aitetsu, or indigo iron, Tokiwa, the color of evergreen trees, Sumi-iro, the tone of black Japanese ink, and Hihada-iro, a reddish-brown color first derived from the bark of the Japanese cypress
Caliber 6R64. Perfect for the international traveler.
All four watches are powered by the eight beat-per-second GMT Caliber 6R64. The GMT hand on each is in a different color to stand out clearly from each dial and, like the hands and indexes, has a generous layer of Lumibrite, to ensure legibility. The GMT hand can also be used as a dual time
indicator, with the hour hand being adjustable even as the minute and seconds hands continue to mark time. The dial rings are in two colors to separate the night and day hours at a glance. The date is shown on a sub-dial at the six o’clock position and there is a power reserve indicator at nine
The glass is sapphire crystal and the exhibition case back, also in sapphire, reveals the beauty of the movement.
All four watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide in May 2021.