Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition
In celebration of Seiko’s 140th anniversary and its long association with Ginza,
two limited editions are today introduced into the Prospex and Presage collections
which capture both the classic and modern faces of Ginza.
Second hands in the traditional color of Komparu, symbolizing Ginza
The seconds hand pays homage to the district’s history with Komparu, a traditional Japanese color named after Komparu Street, where Ginza’s nightlife was once centered. This blue color with a soft green tone was first used in the middle Meiji era (1868 – 1912) , instantly found favor among the many geishas who lived there and then gradually became a popular color among the public.
Dial design that
expresses modern Ginza
Both creations capture the classic and modern faces of Ginza with dial patterns inspired by the district’s cobblestone streets.
The dial patterns are in a blue-gray color that evokes the contemporary feel of modern buildings and constructions which outline the area.
The Prospex limited edition is based on the modern re-interpretation of the 1959 Alpinist watch introduced earlier this year. The intricate pattern of the dial incorporates two different sunray patterns which, as the viewing angle changes, create ever-changing impressions that capture the texture and feel of Ginza’s cobblestones.
Limited edition of 3,500
November 1, 2021
Caliber Number : 6R35
Movement Type : Automatic with manual winding
Accuracy : +25 to -15 seconds per day
Duration : Approx. 70 hours
Case Material : Stainless steel
Crystal : Curved sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 20 bar
Case Size : 38 ㎜
The Presage creation features the same cobblestone-inspired dial pattern and Komparu color seconds hand, but the watch has the distinguished aspect of the recently released “Style60’s” design series inspired by the 1964 Seiko Crown Chronograph. The box-shaped glass, sharp hands and faceted indexes are inherited directly from the Crown Chronograph and create a retro feel that matches perfectly with the classic dial pattern. The opening at the 9 o’clock position allows the wearer to see and enjoy the beating of the escapement and the 24 hour sub-dial above it offers a different and useful way to tell the time.
Limited edition of 4,000
November 1, 2021