Presage Novelties - the more fun models

Mar 19, 2017,20:59 PM
 

From the cocktail bar to your wrist.



The new Presage collection, inspired by the glamour of the cocktail bar. 

Back in 2010, a Seiko mechanical watch inspired by the glamour of the cocktail bar and designed especially for the Japanese market started to attract attention on the world’s watch blogs, forums and websites. In the months and years that followed, the watch became famous and it has come to be coveted by Seiko fans all over the world. Today, we offer a series in our all mechanical Presage collection that is based on this watch. In so doing, we bow delightedly to the wishes of Seiko enthusiasts, and we raise our grateful cocktail glasses to them all.


Presage. A global success after just one year.
It was at Baselworld 2016 that Seiko announced the international launch of the Presage collection.  In just twelve short months, Presage has established an important position in the hearts and minds of lovers of fine watchmaking in many markets of the world, thanks to the diversity of its designs, its outstanding value for money and the wide range of calibers from the accessible 4R through 6R to the exclusive 8R. Presage brings together several of Seiko’s most important advances in mechanical watchmaking, including the Magic Lever, the unique and highly durable Spron alloys used in the springs and the Diashock protection system. At the heart of every Presage watch are the benefits of over a century of watchmaking and of an entirely in-house manufacture. Presage is fine mechanical watchmaking, from Japan.



Here are the actual samples we handled over here.









All brilliantly made dials.  Fun watches for sure.


And these are the Japanese enamel dial series.   These are, as you may know, regular models (NOT Limited Edition, so no need to hurry smile)














SSA341                                                                                                                          SSA343                                                                                                              SSA345                                                                                                               

SSA346

Automatic with center power reserve indicator: SSA341, 343, 345, 346
Caliber 4R57
  Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
  Power reserve: 41 hours
  Number of jewels: 29
Specifications
  Stainless steel case
  Box-shaped Hardlex crystal
  Screw see-through case back
  Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 14.5mm
  Water resistance: 5 bar
  Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  Stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp with push button release (SSA341)
  Calf strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SSA343, 345, 346)
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: from 540 Euro




SRPB41                                                                                                                            SRPB43                                                                                                          SRPB44

SRPB46

Automatic: SRPB41, 43, 44, 46
Caliber 4R35
  Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
  Power reserve: 41 hours
  Number of jewels: 23
Specifications
  Stainless steel case
  Box-shaped Hardlex crystal
  Screw see-through case back
  Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 11.8mm
  Water resistance: 5 bar
  Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  Stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp with push button release (SRPB41)
  Calf strap with three-fold clasp with push button release (SRPB43, 44, 46)
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: from 410 Euro


That's it for SEIKO Novelties.
Please read on to GRAND SEIKO Novelties Thread!

Ken





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 By: KMII : March 23rd, 2017-02:28
And a modern day Diver watch at under 40mm is a great move
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+1 [nt]

 
 By: KIH : March 23rd, 2017-05:04
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+1

 
 By: M4 : March 23rd, 2017-04:10
Love the SLA017. Also digging the SPB051. Nice job Seiko. M4
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Thank You Ken....

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : March 23rd, 2017-04:32
for the excellent and complete coverage of GS and Seiko Novelties. I really like the SLA017 S
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Yeah, that will be very popular.... [nt]

 
 By: KIH : March 23rd, 2017-07:46
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Another great review by KIH. Thanks [nt]

 
 By: Bill : May 13th, 2018-10:45
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Presage Novelties - the more fun models

 
 By: KIH : March 19th, 2017-20:59
From the cocktail bar to your wrist. The new Presage collection, inspired by the glamour of the cocktail bar. Back in 2010, a Seiko mechanical watch inspired by the glamour of the cocktail bar and designed especially for the Japanese market started to att...  
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Been considering the Cocktail Time for a while...

 
 By: KMII : March 23rd, 2017-02:31
And while I like the new dial colours, printing Presage on the dial is perhaps not an improvement on the original series - but would need to see it live to be sure...
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Well, for a play watch, not bad, I think :-)) [nt]

 
 By: KIH : March 23rd, 2017-05:04
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Same problem I face generally :) [nt]

 
 By: KMII : March 23rd, 2017-05:27
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You're right there :)

 
 By: KMII : March 23rd, 2017-05:28
And the more I look at the pictures, the less it bothers me...
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That's a good sign :-) [nt]

 
 By: KIH : March 23rd, 2017-07:43
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Credor - Yet another wonderfully engraved masterpieces!

 
 By: KIH : March 21st, 2017-07:21
These particular models are not on English press release, but I have got permission to post them here as they are to be displayed at Basel, and probably go around the world. From Credor, "Cherry Blossom" and "Japanese Ox-Cart" motif engraved model As you ...  
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Beautiful report Ken and wonderful additions, the Credors are striking and a wonderful addition to the lines nt]

 
 By: Rogi : March 23rd, 2017-05:04
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Agreed. Super engraver at your service :-) [nt]

 
 By: KIH : March 23rd, 2017-05:05
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TOO MUCH INFORMATION! Too many changes! Help me ....

 
 By: cazalea : March 23rd, 2017-06:38
HI Ken, Thank you. Your posting saved me from having to digest it all before 6 am. I look forward to learning more about the "new" Grand Seiko brand. Mike
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Sorry, Mike. There are just so many novelties! [nt]

 
 By: KIH : March 23rd, 2017-07:43
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