For Seiko, watchmaking is all about Japanese artisanship combined with extraordinary innovation. The Seiko Presage range of watches offers so much that leaves buyers delighted. Quality and long-lasting performance have been the hallmark of Seiko watches and Presage proudly carry that legacy. The collection Presage watches Singapore is a proud display of Japanese aesthetics, achieving the perfect harmony between practicality and subtle elegance.
Since 1913 when Seiko made the first mechanical watch and has created a rich heritage for over a century to become a world leader in mechanical watches by refining its watchmaking skills. Presage watches carry the rich legacy of mechanical watches and are the result of the accumulated experience of the watchmaker. Seiko introduced the Presage range in 2016 at a time when people started reckoning Seiko as an electronic watchmaker, and Seiko wanted to change that notion by reminding people of its rich heritage of mechanical watches.
The Presage watches use the full range of Seiko mechanical calibers and feature more complex movements while the details are also quite elaborate. The watches come with exciting functions and complications along with the manual winding, and the rich textures nicely complement automatic caliber movements on the dial. Meticulous crafting of the watches bear testimony to traditional Japanese watchmaking skills, and the Presage watches are re-defining luxury watches that are the epitome of reliability and high quality.
Watches Singapore - Milestones that led to the introduction of Presage
The more than a century-old journey of Seiko is truly a journey in innovation when, in 1913, it launched the first mechanical watch. After more than 40 years, Seiko made its first electronic watch in 1956, followed by the creation of the shock-resistant system in 1958. The following year the world marveled in the invention of the Magic Lever spring winding mechanism. The trend of innovation has been a way of life in Seiko's culture, and in 1964 the watchmaker began producing balance springs all on their own by using a special alloy Spron. Then came Japan's first hi-beat caliber that Seiko introduced in 1967, and in 1969, the world saw Seiko making the first automatic chronograph of the world that had a vertical clutch and column wheel systems. In 2014, Seiko's hi-beat caliber won the prize at GPHG.
The Seiko Presage timepieces are sophisticated, elegant, and easy on the pocket compared to other luxury watches that have been popular in Japan and some other selected markets until it became global in 2016. Here are some models that you can try.
- Seiko Presage SARY 107
The off-white dial of Seiko Presage SARY 107 with its classic brown leather strap has the unmissable retro looks and exudes a vintage spirit that is sure to make people nostalgic. The vintage looks superbly conceal the ultra-modern technology packed inside, and the classic watch has a silky-smooth automatic mechanism driven by a Caliber 4R57. The elaborate movement has a power reserve of 41 hours, and the most prominent among the wide-ranging features is the stop second-hand function and a date sub-dial. The watch can resist magnetic fields and is water-resistant too. The watch is an excellent hybrid of modern technology and heritage design, and buying it is like getting the best of both worlds.
- Seiko Presage SAR W047
The robust 47.8 mm stainless steel case of the Seiko Presage SAR W047 is a sure stunner that compels people to have a closer look at it to appreciate its beauty of simple yet subtle elegance. The silver appearance is an embodiment of the classy heritage of mechanical watches. The timepiece has a deep blue dial, and the slim Roman numerals look amazingly beautiful as the uncomplicated design makes it easy to read the dial at a glance. The dial remains well protected by a dual-curved sapphire crystal and anti-reflective glass coating.
Seiko Presage has the unmissable marks of Japanese craftsmanship and the meticulous work of the watch artisans who have taken watchmaking to a new level by creating watches that are built to last. Like any other mechanical watch, the Presage SAR W047 has mechanical winding with an automatic Caliber 6R27 movement providing power to the water-resistant watch up to 100 meters having a power reserve of 45 hours.
- Seiko Presage SAR W045
The Seiko Presage SAR W045 is truly unique not only in its looks and design but also because it is a limited-edition timepiece that looks exquisite in the Urushi lacquer dial. Each piece has a serial number engraved at the back that gives each device an identity of its own that is unique too. The deep black dial created by the lacquer demonstrates the expertise of Japanese craftsmanship. The vibrant colors shine through a sapphire crystal with a super clear coating, which also protects the big dial. The deep black hue finds its perfect match in the black leather strap.
The timepiece embodies the perfect fusion of technical wizardry and inimitable style that originated from traditional Japanese artisanship.
- Seiko Presage SARY111
The eye-catching timepiece has an elongated shape that defies the traditional circular shape of watches. Measuring 45.8 mm, the watch with a graceful curve in the design comes in a stainless-steel casing that not only makes it the best fir on any wrist but also looks flattering. The black leather strap that pairs with the case look awesome and creates an elegance that is understated but prominent. The watch is ideal for the modern lifestyle that believes in a refined but simple style that tells a lot in the most minimalist way. The watch is for daily wear, as you can rely on its water-resistant capabilities to remain intact while you go through your daily chore. You can wear it anywhere and anytime without worrying about water damage. The watch has a 41-hour power reserve and uses a 4R35 caliber movement.
Watches Singapore - The making of Seiko Prospex
Seiko has many firsts to its credit, among which one of the most notable milestones was the launch of the Seiko Diver’s watch in 1965 that ushered in the Prospex range of watches that have maintained a legacy of exploring the harshest environments of the world. For more than 50 years, Seiko has set new standards in this genre of watchmaking by creating professional specifications from which the watch derives the name Prospex.
Although Seiko Prospex is a diver's watch, it has become a fashion accessory for the sports enthusiast who is always expecting new things from Seiko that can boost their spirit. Here some prominent editions of Prospex that can find a place in any collector's inventory.
In 2019 Seiko released their new Prospex Save the Ocean collection of watches that have been designed in collaboration with marine conservationist and ocean explorer Fabian Cousteau, whose grandfather was Jacques Yves Cousteau.
Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Turtle SRPC91
The watch has the nickname Turtle because of its cushion-shaped case, and it belongs to the 6,000 range of vintage Seiko watches, which is part of the Save the Ocean collection. The graduated blue dial of the watch is not only very distinctive but also has a texture that resembles the surface of seawater. The light blue bezel complements the dial nicely, and the watch has a self-winding 4R36 Seiko movement, but it can also be hand-wound. The highly luminous hands and markers remain visible in low light due to the use of Lumibrite. The watch with a 45 mm case is water-resistant up to 200 meters and is available with a black silicone rubber dive strap.
Seiko Solar Shrouded diver SNE 499P1, 498P1, and 497P1
Seiko introduced the solar shrouded diver watch in several variants like SNE 499 P1, SNE 498P1, and SNE 497P1.
The SNE 499P1 comes in a stainless-steel case, and Pepsi bezel and blue shroud topped with a beautiful textured dial. The minute hand is distinct in a red outline. The bezel crown and lugs are the steel surface that you see on the front all have a non-reflective satin/ brushed finish, but the steel surface at the back of the watch has a polished finish. It is a special edition watch, as indicated on the back of the case.
The SNE 498P1 is the second variant that has a gold accent that looks like the vintage Tuna cans, which people know as the golden tuna. The case has a black plating, which is a good choice as the black lugs seem to be most befitting for this model than the gold lugs.
The third variant 497P1 comes in a stainless-steel case with a black shroud. It comes with a stainless-steel bracelet as compared to the rubber strap of the other variants.
The 46.7 mm watch has a V157 movement and power reserve for 10 months at full charge and is water-resistant up to 200 meters.
Seiko watches are crafted with precision and care that only Seiko can offer and are available in a wide range of designs and styles that can cater to anyone and match the budget.