In 1956, Seiko created their first self winding wristwatch. In 1969 they produced their first automatic chronograph. To mark the 6oth anniversary of their first automatic wristwatch, Seiko have produced two limited edition Presage Automatic Chronographs.
Craftsmanship of a very different nature but of the same high quality gives the lacquer dial its deep black luster. The dials are made in the studio of master craftsman Mr Isshu Tamura in Kanazawa, on the western side of Honshu, Japan’s main island, using the centuries old art of Urushi which allows the creation of lacquer whose black color is almost magically deep and which gets harder and stronger as the years pass. The dials are painted and polished by hand several times. It is time-consuming and challenging work, but it is the traditional and best way to create the perfect black color.
These two limited editions offer value for money and variety. For those wanting a slightly sportier version the white enamel dial makes a good choice. The black lacquered dial looks more formal but is equally as good looking.
Approximate recommended retail price is €2,500 for the enamel dial version and €2,800 for the lacquered dial.
Each model is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.
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