One of the many reasons we love Seiko here at worn&wound is the breadth of their lineup. No other brand could produce both sub-$100 budget automatics and world class haute horology, all in-house, and all with equal skill. While we get to cover the brand’s lower-cost offerings all the time, it’s not quite so often we take a look at what the Japanese titan does when it gets to flex its muscles. But when we do, like at Baselworld 2016, it’s a real treat.
One of the stars of Seiko’s display (and the entire show, really) this year was the reveal of the Presage Limited Edition Chronograph, both a celebration of 60 years of Seiko automatic movements and a tasteful homage to the very first Seiko wristwatch, the 1913 Laurel. This is the first release of Seiko’s premium Presage line outside of Japan, and part of a global push to establish Presage as second only to Grand Seiko in the lineup. If the Presage Limited Edition Chronograph is any indication, the line should be a resounding success.