Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881, he was just 21 years old.
During his fifty years at the helm, Seiko became the leading watch
company in Japan, with its own design and production facilities. This
achievement was a direct result of his single-minded vision that Seiko
should be "Always one step ahead of the rest". His words resonate still
and continue to inspire Seiko today. Throughout this year, Seiko will
release a series of creations that embody the spirit of Kintaro's words
and honour the 140th anniversary of the founding of his company. The
celebrations start with a series of Prospex, Presage and Astron watches
inspired by the landscapes, seascapes of Japan.
Today, Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series introduces a limited edition watch inspired by dawn.
The gold colour accents of the indexes and hands are set onto a black dial so as to be reminiscent of the sunlight at dawn.
hard-coating is applied to the stainless steel case and the bracelet,
which echoes the dark sky before sunrise. The gold hands and indexes
represent the morning twilight of early dawn, and the gradation on the
dial foreshadows a new day.
dial incorporates a Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern, familiar in
Japanese culture for its use in design since the Heian period over a
thousand years ago. The Asanoha leaf was traditionally used as material
for fabrics and the pattern holds a special importance in Japanese
culture as it symbolises rapid, strong growth and was thought to bring
good health, especially to the young. The rich texture and intricacy of
the dial's sharply edged geometric pattern create a subtle colour
gradation as they play with the light at different angles.
Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series case and bracelet incorporate many
flat surfaces that have a modern sharpness that allows the watch to
shine and sparkle from every angle. The precisely engineered and
polished surfaces and the crisp edges of its silhouette contrast with
the subtle hairline finish to create a pleasingly multi-dimensional
This watch is a limited edition of 4000 and we only have one in stock.
Seiko Presage Limited Edition SPB205J
39.3mm case size.
Automatic movement - calibre 5R35.
Water resistance 100M