Mar 7, 2024
Press Release

Gracefully embracing Japan’s timeless beauty,
a new Presage design series makes its debut.

Since its introduction in 2016, the Presage collection has melded Japanese artistry with Seiko’s longstanding mastery of mechanical watchmaking. With the new Classic Series, Presage draws from the colors, materials, and textures of traditional Japanese crafts to express the soft and gentle side of Japanese design. The series makes its debut with five new creations, each conveying a traditional sense of Japanese beauty while bringing the mechanical watchmaking for which Seiko is renowned to the fore.

Curved dials with rich textures inspired by silk

With a dial inspired by lustrous silk fabric,
the watch emits a refined sparkle.
The recessed sub-dial and view of
the movement provide accents to the watch’s display.
At the heart of the new series are richly textured, curved dials that express the soft and supple feel of natural textiles whose use is interwoven into Japan’s culture. The series features two different dial configurations and sets of functions. The dials of the three-hand with date creations are inspired by lustrous silk fabric, while the two open-heart watches express the texture of raw silk yarn through a radial pattern. With their curvature and intricately textured patterns, the dials capture and reflect ambient light to create a heightened sense of depth and beauty. The tops of the indexes curve to conform with the dials’ rounded shape, and the minute and seconds hands bend gently toward the markers.

The series makes its debut with dials in four traditional colors,
left to right: shiro-iro, sensaicha, araigaki, and sumi-iro.
Each watch imparts a warm luster to the traditional Japanese color it expresses. These include shiro-iro, the color of unbleached natural fabric, which inspires two dials in the collection; sensaicha, a dark brownish-green that was fashionable during the Edo Period; araigaki, a washed and bleached persimmon color; and sumi-iro, a greyish black originally used in garments worn by monks.

A softly curved case and a bracelet crafted for comfort

The case has a refined construction. Viewed from the side, it has a slim appearance.
The case is constructed with soft, curved surfaces, and the dual-curved sapphire crystal echoes the contours of the dome-shaped dial, adding further depth to the overall design.
The short length of each link enhances the bracelet’s comfort.
A newly developed multi-row bracelet with design inspiration from the 1970s provides a delicate and comfortable feeling on the wrist. The bracelet’s links have an ergonomic shape, with a curved top surface and a reduction of contact points around the wrist for a comfortable fit and enhanced aesthetics.

Two automatic movements with three days of power

Three of the watches have the classic three-hand configuration with central seconds and date, while the remaining two bear a 24-hour scale and a dial opening onto the movement’s escapement at 9 o’clock. Powering each new watch is one of two recently introduced Seiko 6R movements that run for 72 hours, ensuring that a watch removed Friday evening will be ready to wear on Monday morning without having to be reset. The three-hand watches with date use Caliber 6R55, while Caliber 6R5J powers the open-heart watches. Each movement’s gold-colored oscillating weight is visible through an exhibition case back.

All five watches will be available from June 2024 at select Seiko Retail partners nationwide.

Seiko Presage Classic Series: SPB463, SPB465, SPB467

Caliber 6R55
 Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
 Power reserve: 72 hours (3 days)
 Number of jewels: 24

Seiko Presage Classic Series: SPB469, SPB471

Caliber 6R5J
 Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
 Power reserve: 72 hours (3 days)
 Number of jewels: 24

Specifications for both Caliber 6R55 and 6R5J watches
 Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
 Deployment clasp with push button release
 Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
 See-through screw case back
 Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 13.0mm
 Water resistance: 10 bar
 Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
 Recommended retail prices in USA: $950 (SPB463/465/467), $1,125 (SPB469/471)

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The specifications and price information in this release are as of the published date and are subject to change.
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