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What’s The Secret Behind Japan’s Symphony Of Style & Substance?

What’s The Secret Behind Japan’s Symphony Of Style & Substance?

The Seiko Presage Classic Series is more than a watch; it’s a statement of Japan’s spirit.

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Japan is a land of contrasts that’s often envisioned through the lens of its vibrant pop culture and its profound heritage, and where a wide array of bold creative expressions, including anime, manga, J-pop, video games, and fashion coexist with the refined elegance of tradition, culture, classical art, and contemporary sophistication.

From the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the serene temples of Kyoto, it is a place where tradition and innovation dance in harmony.

These contrasting aspects of Japan’s identity are tightly interwoven, reflecting a society that values both spirited expression and thoughtful restraint.

Whether through the loud cheers of cosplayers at a convention or the quiet contemplation of guests during a tea ceremony, Japan offers a rich tapestry of experiences that continue to fascinate and inspire.

This exquisite balance is mirrored in the Seiko Presage Classic Series, a collection that epitomises opulence and understated grace. Each model in the series pays homage to Seiko’s unwavering commitment to excellence, a tradition that has been meticulously honed since the series’ inception in 2016.

The series brings forth five exquisite models, each drawing inspiration from the palette of Japan’s heritage: the shiro-iro dial evokes the serenity of unbleached fabric; the sensaicha hue recalls the Edo Period’s sartorial sophistication; the araigaki captures nature’s fleeting beauty; and the sumi-iro imparts a spiritual solemnness.

From left to right: shiro-iro, sensaicha, araigaki, and sumi-iro.

Available in two dial styles: the three-hand with date watches and the two open-heart watches, the series features dials that mimic the sheen of silk. The case design complements this with soft curves and a sapphire crystal that enhances the overall aesthetic.

The bracelet design harkens back to 1970s fashion, offering comfort and style with its multi-row configuration. The series includes three three-hand models with central seconds and date display, as well as two open-heart models with a 24-hour dial and escapement view.

Powered by Seiko’s 6R movements with a 72-hour battery life, these timepieces are not just functional but also works of art, with the watches’ gold balance weights, visible through the case back, adding to their allure.

The Seiko Presage Classic Series is more than a watch; it’s a statement of Japan’s spirit. With its fusion of luxury and simplicity, it represents the perfect marriage of subtle tradition and bold innovation.

Discover the Seiko Presage Classic Series, where every tick is a celebration of beauty and precision. Available from June 2024, this distinguished collection will be presented at Seiko Boutiques and select retailers around the globe.

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