Seiko has unveiled a brand new Presage reference using a brand new movement and a much thinner profile. The limited edition reference SJE073 was first unveiled at Baselworld earlier in March and is still another example of how Seiko’s pushing its superior mechanical line — hitherto limited to just the national market — to a more international audience today.
The major news is that the existence of a brand new movement. The brand new 6L35 quality is a thinner and also a more precise update to the brand’s previous 6R15 that had previously equipped various Prospex models. The new movement is 1.3 mm thinner compared to 6R15 at 3.7 mm. This quality are found in three brand new watches this season and will definitely be followed by even more soon . The movement is inserted in the front part of the case, thus letting the thinness of this situation to be accentuated by angling the sides inwards. This construction requires that the bezel is removed when the watch is opened for servicing accordingly, to be sure the watch’s durability, the bezel is screwed down and covered with a secondary bezel to carry on the perfect lines of this case. The 9.8-mm slim case is polished using Seiko watches Zaratsu method and is shielded by a super-hard coating. The sapphire crystal has a clear coating to guarantee high legibility in most conditions.
The silver dial has a delicate textured pattern and seems really Grand Seiko-ish. Applied facetted baton indexes mark the hours and a 1/4th of a second track in blue is printed on the inner flange of the dial. Facetted sword-shaped hands indicate time and the seconds hand is in blue tempered steel.
The opinion is paired with a stainless steel bracelet using the same super tough coating treatment that’s used on the instance. The three-link bracelet is matte-finished except for the polished squares on the principal links.
On the wrist, the Tourbillon Watches feels comfortable thanks to its slim profile of the circumstance. Presage, for all those who haven’t discovered it yet, is a fantastic illustration of affordable fine watchmaking from Seiko. This particular mention is limited to 1,881 pieces (a reference to the year of Seiko’s heritage ) and is priced at $2,200.