Seiko’s Presage collection was, for much of its existence, a Japan-only product. At Baselworld last year, however, the Japanese giant expanded the series to the States in grand fashion with two limited edition chronographs featuring beautiful enamel and Urushi-lacquered dials. Since then, Seiko has continued growing the line with wonderful, value-driven timepieces (case in point: this fantastic 60th anniversary watch we wrote about late last year).
With Baselworld just around the corner, Seiko is kicking off 2017 with a set of new additions to the Presage series featuring enamel dials not unlike those they presented last year. The inspiration for these four watches is drawn from Seiko’s first-ever wristwatch produced in 1913 under the “Laurel” name, as well as a pocket watch Seiko produced in 1895 called the “Time Keeper.”
Seiko, of course, is known for its superb work with enamel, and the process behind the production of such dials is incredibly labor intensive and precise. Luckily, the firm’s efforts are spearheaded by master craftsman Mitsuru Yokozawa, who has nearly half a century of experience under his belt and runs the workshop responsible for the manufacture of these beautiful dials. To read more about how these dials are made, click here.
Now, on to the watches.