Seiko 2020 Presage "RIKI ENAMEL" BLUE
The pièce de résistance, as often in Presage watches, is the dial. Seiko once again partners with Mitsuru Yokosawa, a veteran enamel craftsman who has been working with enamel since the early 1970s and has succeeded in reproducing the highest-quality enamelling techniques, like Grand Feu enamel. The dial of the Seiko Presage Riki Enamel SPB163J1 has a glossy, dark blue colour – almost black in certain light conditions – with smooth recessed areas around the sub-indications. As you can see in the image below, there’s a very pleasant ‘wave’ effect on the dial that adds depths and reflections.
Following the design of the Riki Steel Clock, the SPB163J1 has a minimalist design, far cleaner and more modern than the usual Roman or stylized Arabic numerals found in most Presage watches. The dial is surrounded by elongated, graphic hour markers and smaller minute indexes in white, providing a good contrast with the dark blue background. The spade-shaped hours hand and elongated leaf minutes hand are elegant and contrast with the simple design of the dial. If the Riki Enamel collection also comprises time-and-date models, we chose to look at the attractive power reserve and date version, with its pleasantly unbalanced display comprising a pointer date at 6 o’clock and a power reserve at 9 o’clock – two useful indications that adds to the horological pleasure.
Model Number: SPB163J1
- Enamel dial
- Dual-curved sapphire crystal
- Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
- 100-meter water resistance
- Japan Made Automatic 6R27 Movement with manual winding capacity
- Horse Skin Band
- Three-fold clasp with push button release
- Power reserve display
- Screw case back
- See-through case back
Release: Year 2020