Seiko’s Presage line is somewhat of a sleeper hit in horology. It offers the best in high-end mechanical watchmaking but also the beauty of ancient Japanese craftsmanship. For those who eschew flash, the Presage collection offers what one could call up-close luxury, specifically, watches that celebrate the small details.
The best expression of this Presage design ethos yet is the new Arita Porcelain Limited Edition. It is inspired by Suigetsu, the tradition of viewing the moon through its reflection on the surfaces of ponds and the contents of porcelain sake cups, from the Heian Period.
Let’s contemplate this wonderful watch.
BLUE AND WHITE
During the Heian era, from 794 to 1185 AD, Japan enjoyed a long period
of prosperity. The arts were a big part of Japan’s cultural identity
even back then, and this peaceful time allowed architecture, prose,
poetry, and painting to thrive.