Introduced in 2020, the Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series quickly gained a reputation for its
angular silhouette, distinctively patterned dial, and hands and indexes that reflect light while
enhancing legibility. Revealing a powerful expression of Japanese artistry and aesthetics
combined with state-of-the-art mechanical watchmaking, the series demonstrated Seiko’s
expansive skills and advanced manufacturing techniques. Today, a new three-day automatic
movement and a new design join the Sharp Edged Series.
A new open heart movement with three days of power reserve
A new 6R series movement debuts with the latest Sharp Edged Series watches. With the new
Caliber 6R5J, the latest creations boast an increased power reserve of three days when fully wound. The 21,600 vph automatic movement has indications for the hour, the minute, and the
seconds, as well as a sub-dial for 24-hour indication at the 6 o’clock position. An eye-catching
cutout at the 9 o’clock position shows the signature asanoha, or “hemp-leaf” pattern, which
matches the same pattern seen on the dial surface. The movement’s escapement can be
viewed and enjoyed through this opening. In recognition of the upgraded 72-hour power
reserve, each watch’s dial reads “Automatic 3 Days.” The full expanse of Caliber 6R5J, including
its gold-colored oscillating weight, is also visible through an exhibition case back.
The Sharp Edged Series is upgraded with a new design
The enhancements are not limited to the inside. A dual-curved sapphire crystal makes its first
appearance in the Sharp Edged Series, giving the new watches a slender appearance on the
wrist. Thanks to the new crystal, the dials appear closer and more vivid, enhancing legibility
while showcasing the prominent dial furniture and exposed escapement.
An additional mirror-finished facet between the top and side surfaces of the case
adds an extra sparkle to the design.
Like each Sharp Edged Series watch, the dials of the two new creations bear the asanoha
pattern. This distinctive motif has appeared on Japanese textiles since the Heian period over
1,000 years ago and is traditionally associated with a desire for growth and success. Composed
of multiple layers, each three-dimensional dial comes to life through stamping, color gradation, and lap coating on the top layer, creating a rich texture. And each watch’s dial is imbued
with a traditional Japanese color. The light one is called shironeri and is reminiscent of
unbleached white silk, and the dark dial is aitetsu, or indigo iron.
The new watches adopt an enhanced design for the hour markers and seconds hand. The
markers are sharper and point toward the center of the dial, while the seconds hand, which is
gently curved down toward the markers, has a more pronounced and angular counterweight
with a spiked tail. Thanks to their new designs, these essential elements of the interface
harmonize perfectly with the asanoha pattern.
The newest Presage Sharp Edged Series creations will be available starting in Summer 2023 at select retailers nationwide.
Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 72 hours (3 days)
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 13.5mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Recommended retail price: $1,200 for each new creation
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Note: The specifications and price information in this release are as of the published date and are subject to change.