Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SEIKO Presage Cocktail Collection – New Models

At Baselworld 2017, SEIKO unveiled its mechanical Presage collection with a new series inspired by the glamorous world of the cocktail bar. The eight models, each inspired by a different cocktail, were very well received and are now firm fixtures in the Presage collection. Now, two new designs are added and we hope that they will also bring a smile to the faces of cocktail lovers worldwide. Both designs were inspired by cocktails created by Hisashi Kishi, the head bartender at the STAR BAR in Tokyo’s Ginza area and a past winner of the International Bar Association World Championships.
The fine finish of the dials is the key to the designs; on each the gloss finish is applied no fewer than seven separate times. This painstaking process gives the depth and rich tone to the textured and patterned dials that allows them to express fully the exact look of the cocktails in the STAR BAR glass.

The Sakura Fubuki cocktail expresses the beauty of cherry blossom in the spring breeze. The Japanese love of cherry blossom is well known and every stage of its life is enjoyed to the full, none more so than the last and most beautiful moment when it is in full bloom and just about to fall. The design captures this most evocative time for the cherry blossom in its delicate pink dial, as does Kishi’s creation.
Each of the two designs is available in two versions. One uses the 4R35 three hand calendar caliber while the other offers, in addition, a center power reserve hand shaped like the stem of a cocktail glass. Both are automatic but can also be wound by hand using the specially sculpted crown which, when turned, allows the wearer to experience and enjoy the torque, strength and quality of the movements. All four versions offer exhibition case backs.

Technical details 
Movement
Automatic with center power reserve indicator: SSA361, 363
- Caliber 4R57
- Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
- Power reserve: 41 hours
- Number of jewels: 29
Automatic: SRPC01, 03
- Caliber 4R35
- Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
- Power reserve: 41 hours
- Number of jewels: 23

Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case
Box-shaped Hardlex crystal
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.5mm, Thickness: 14.4mm (SSA361, 363), 11.8mm (SRPC01, 03)
Water resistance: 5 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Calf strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Retail price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 550 Euro (SSA361, 363), 420 Euro (SRPC01, 03)

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