In 2017, Seiko made another arrangement of watches in the Presage assortment, enlivened by the universe of the cocktail bar. While as a rule very moderate, here Seiko played on surfaces and tones to bring new and unique watches, still with mechanical developments yet with reasonable costs. Exquisite, refined and very interesting, the assortment was broadened toward the finish of 2017 with two new forms, the Seiko Presage Cocktail Starlight and Sakura Hubuk – again with amazing tones and extremely decent finished dials. Today, another limited release named Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” is dispatched, again dependent on a reason made cocktail.
The Seiko Presage Cocktail assortment was roused by cocktails made by Hisashi Kishi, the head barkeep at the STAR BAR in Tokyo’s Ginza region and a previous victor of the International Bar Association World Championships. For the record, the primary watches in this arrangement comprised eight models, each propelled by an alternate cocktail and each with its own shading plan and finished dial (around then, just sunray designs profoundly squeezed). Afterward, the Japanese brand pushed the idea considerably further and made one of a kind cocktails to move resulting watches. This was the story behind the beautiful Presage Cocktail Starlight and Sakura Hubuk and so it is again for the new Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” Limited Editions – which is, truth be told, a progression of 3 unique watches – SSA385J1 (date and force reserve), SRPC97J1 (time and date), SRP843J1 (ladies’ time and date).
All three watches in this Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” sub-assortment share a similar style. Compared to past editions, changes are to be seen on the dials. For this new release, bartender Hisashi Kishi made another cocktail with “a cool, unadulterated appearance”. The word Fuyugeshiki means “winter scene and the dial catches the enchantment of the splendid light of an unmistakable winter’s day”.
The new dial of the Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” has a splendid white shading plan with dull accents (tracks and signs) just as sensitive blue notes (on the auxiliary hands). The surface is refined and the scenery inspires winter in Japan. For the rest, we rediscover the thin and sharp hour markers applied to the dial and propelled by the stem of a cocktail glass. The hours and minutes hands are traditional sharp spear molded – roused by Grand Seiko watches, however not with a similar execution (distinctive cost obliges).
These 3 Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” watches include a cleaned hardened steel case and a coordinating steel arm band. No calfskin lash choices are given by Seiko, despite the fact that you can undoubtedly add a dark cowhide tie for a more rich look. All have programmed developments with 41h force hold and a +45 to – 35 seconds out of each day accuracy.
The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SSA385J1
The first watch in this sub-assortment depends on a customary presentation utilized by Seiko in different Presage models – including this one with a sportier look and the as of now mentioned Starlight and Sakura Hubuk . The explicitness of this development, programmed calibre 4R57, is to highlight a huge force save pointer, shown on the outskirts of the dial through an enormous focal hand. The date is likewise shown, with a sub-dial situated at 6 o’clock.
The rest of the watch is recognizable: steel case estimating 40.5mm, a 14.4mm stature and a 5-connect steel arm band. The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SSA385J1 will be limited to 7,000 pieces around the world, at a cost of EUR 530.
Specs: 40.5mm x 14.4mm – hardened steel case, cleaned – sapphire precious stone front and back – 50m water-safe – Caliber 4R57, programmed – hours, minutes, seconds, date, power save – steel wristband with arrangement catch – ref. SSA385J1 – 7,000 pieces
The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRPC97J1
The second piece in the assortment is a more traditional interpretation of the Presage Cocktail idea, with a period and-date show (which means focal hours, minutes and seconds and a date at 3 o’clock in a window). The watch is controlled by the programmed type 4R35, a notable and solid development found in different Presage or Prospex watches.
The watch estimates 40.5mm in distance across however profits by a slimmer 11.8mm case loaning it a more rich profile. The absence of complication welcomes a cleaned up view on the dial’s shading and surface. The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRPC97J1 is additionally a limited release of 7,000 pieces worldwide and will be valued at EUR 440.
Specs: 40.5mm x 11.8mm – stainless steel case, cleaned – sapphire gem front and back – 50m water-safe – Caliber 4R35, programmed – hours, minutes, seconds, date – steel wristband with organization fasten – ref. SRPC97J1 – 7,000 pieces
The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRP843J1
Last yet not least, Seiko will likewise offer the Presage Cocktail to women, with the ref. SRP843J1. Fundamentally a similar watch as the one appeared above, it is presently proportioned for ladies with a 33.8mm case, slimmer drags and a smaller arm band. The remainder of the watch is identical: with a “winter-inspired” dial, a similar lists, a similar 4R35 programmed development and a similar plan for the steel arm band. The Seiko Presage Cocktail ”Fuyugeshiki” SRP843J1 will be limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide and evaluated at EUR 415.
Specs: 33.8mm x 11.3mm – stainless steel case, cleaned – sapphire gem front and back – 50m water-safe – Caliber 4R35, programmed – hours, minutes, seconds, date – steel wristband with organization fasten – ref. SRP843J1 – 5,000 pieces
More subtleties on the watches here, on seikowatches.com .