Seiko combines traditional craftsmanship with mechanical watchmaking to launch the new PresageUrushiByakudan-nuri limited edition watch (model: SPB085). The new watch is inspired by Japan’s deep fascination with the moon. The brand uses three traditional crafts: Urushi (lacquer art), Byakudan-nuri and Maki-e (maki-e) to reproduce the rich colors of the moon and the sky before dawn.
All three processes are hand-finished by male and female artisans from Isshu Tamura (Tamura Ikuni) workshop in Hokuriku, Honshu, Japan. For a long time, Tamura Ichiba was responsible for all the lacquer dials in the Presage series. This dial created by Tamura Ichigo and his team involves a variety of craftsmanship, consumes time, patience and skills, and brings the Presage series into a new realm of watchmaking achievements.
Dial with white printed Roman numerals and leaf-shaped hour and minute hands. The day, date and power reserve display are set at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively. Following the SB069 blue enamel watch, the central second hand is again embellished with a golden crescent pattern.
The case is made of stainless steel and is polished to a diameter of 40.5 mm. It is equipped with a 6R21 self-winding movement that provides a 45-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal on the case back allows for a superb look at the movement. The entire watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.
Seiko PresageUrushiByakudan-nuri watches are limited to 2,000 pieces, each with a unique limited number and a specially designed paulownia box. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)