Seiko Presage "Arita Porcelain Dial" Limited Edition
The design of the new Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Limited Edition SPB171 is inspired by the Japanese tradition of Suigetsu, which celebrates the beauty of the Moon when it is reflected in water. As a result, the white porcelain dial, with its pronounced sunken sub-dials, has been decorated with blue hands and markers, perfectly contrasting with the milky-white and delicate background. Also new to this model is a railroad minute track, which is executed in silver.
The Arita porcelain dials are produced by master craftsman Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his colleagues at an experienced manufacturer in Arita that has been making porcelain since 1830. To give the dials the strength required for a watch, the craftsmen use a type of Arita porcelain specially formulated to be harder and more durable than traditional porcelain. A very precise casting mold is used to achieve the difficult task of giving each dial the precise dimensions required to fit inside a wristwatch. While in traditional Arita porcelain a special glaze is applied to create its distinctive subtle blue sheen, a clear, transparent glaze is used for the dial of this new watch to reveal the natural whiteness of the porcelain material. This creates a sharp contrast with the blue hands, Roman numerals and sub-dials. And to complete this look, the crocodile strap is also dark blue.
Model Number: SPB171J1
- Arita Porcelain Dial
- Serial number engraved on the case back
- Dual-curved sapphire crystal
- Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
- 100-meter water resistance
- Japan Made Automatic 6R27 Movement with manual winding capacity
- Crocodile leather Band
- Three-fold clasp with push button release
- Power reserve display
- Screw case back
- See-through case back
Release: Year 2020