Pre-Baselworld 2017 – Introducing the Seiko Presage Enamel Collection (And The Comeback Of The Superb Presage Chronograph)

Pre-Baselworld 2017 – Introducing the Seiko Presage Enamel Collection (And The Comeback Of The Superb Presage Chronograph)

In 2016, Seiko decidedly shocked authorities with the global dispatch of the Presage collection , a setup of just mechanical and old style watches, plainly intended to kindly watch aficionados generally more slanted to buy Swiss very good quality pieces. In only a couple months, Seiko Presage has become the overwhelming focus, being very generally welcomed. Likewise, at Baselworld 2016, Seiko introduced the broadly acclaimed and eminent 60th commemoration chronograph with an enamel dial . Today, Seiko announces the dispatch of another reach, the Seiko Presage Enamel Collection, utilizing a similar high-end dials.

Seiko Presage is a collection fairly separated in the Japanese brand’s portfolio, which is more disposed to do specialized and sports watches, or very good quality pieces (Grand Seiko/Credor). Presage sits in the center and uses conventional watchmaking codes, mechanical developments just, vintage motivations and generally open costs, to pull in new gatherers, more slanted to purchase Swiss. Everything truly began in 2016, when the collection was globally dispatched (already Japan Domestic Market) and with an impact, the superb  60th commemoration chronograph with an enamel or urushi finish dial .

This restricted release, most likely sold-out since months, combined an in-house, automatic chronograph development (segment wheel, vertical grasp), hand-made enamel or lacquered dial, a marginally vintage look, at a cost of just 2,500 Euro… We advised you around then, a genuine deal. Mindful of the accomplishment of these watches, the brand currently grows the portfolio with the Seiko Presage Enamel Collection, utilizing a similar enamel dials, mechanical developments, traditional plans and still competitive prices.

The Presage Collection depends on vintage watches made by Seiko. While the primary Presage collection depended predominantly on the 1913 Laurel (the brand’s first wristwatch), with the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals (counting the red 12), the subsequent collection actually depends on this honorable material but likewise take a gander at a 1895 pocket watch, the “Time Keeper”, for the Roman indexes.

As for the material picked, enamel is perhaps the most respectable sort of material that can be utilized for dials. It is additionally one of the most grounded and more safe choices, as many antique watches with such dials are as yet in amazing condition. Fired enamel (what Swiss name Grand Feu) is acquired simply by hand, after a complex cycle where enamel powder is dropped on metallic plates and afterward fired at high temperature to get a glassy and practically unalterable surface.

At Seiko, the dials of the Presage Enamel Collection are made by the expert specialist Mitsuru Yokozawa and his group. The hour markers are painted no less than multiple times to lift them in alleviation from the dial. The tips of the hands are bended by talented experts to follow the shapes of the bended sapphire precious stones. The entirety of that for watches with sensible prices… Impressive.


The first of the Seiko Presage Enamel Collection is the Automatic Chronograph SRQ023. This watch is essentially a similar watch as the 2016 restricted version, varying simply by its Roman numeral (rather than the Arabic, Laurel-enlivened numerals of the restricted release). For the rest, we have a similar 42mm steel case, a similar 8R48 development (coordinated, automatic chronograph, in-house created, 4Hz recurrence, vertical grip/section wheel design, 45H force hold) and the eminent fired enamel dial (what Swiss call Grand Feu enamel), with blued hands.

The best news concerning this new Seiko Presage Enamel Chronograph SRQ023 is that it is not, at this point restricted underway. It will be accessible in September 2017, at a cost of 2,650 Euro. That is truly astonishing an incentive for money.


The second watch to get a fired enamel dial is the Seiko Presage Enamel Multi-hand Automatic SPB045. This watch depends on the Seiko Presage SPB041J1 that we inspected for you here – a watch that was likewise essential for the 2016 debut collection. it utilizes similar 40.5mm case with pleasantly molded hauls, satined and cleaned surfaces, and rich extents. The development is again in-house delivered and automatic. It shows the date at 6 and the force reserve.

Still showing flawlessly made blued hands, the finished dial has been supplanted by an enamel plate, again in smooth white. Seiko Presage Enamel SPB045 will be accessible in September 2017, and evaluated at 1,300 Euro (versus 899 Euro for the standard variant ).


Last however not least are two extremely old style watches, both utilizing a 3-hand automatic development, the Seiko Presage Enamel Automatic SPB047 and SPB049. The first (SPB047) is an exceptionally moderate watch with 40.5mm round case and enamel dial showing dark Roman numerals, with blued hands and date at 3. The case is imparted to the Multi-Hand form above. This Seiko Presage Enamel Automatic SPB047 will be estimated at 1,100 Euro (a value that is simply impossible to envision from Swiss brands…)

The second and more irregular adaptation is a tonneau-formed variant (SPB049). It gauges a sensible 46mm x 35.9mm and highlights a similar automatic development as the round adaptation (type 6R15, 4Hz, 50h force save). The dial is likewise made out of white fired enamel and shows Roman numerals and blued hands. The Seiko Presage Enamel Automatic SPB049 will be valued at 1,300 Euro.