Earlier this year, Seiko introduced the King Seiko, first marketed in 1960 and revived for 2021, in a new generation of models with a smaller 38.5mm case diameter and svelte height. is 10.7mm. Now, the Japanese watch giant adds a stunning new look, highlighted by a delicate floral motif inspired by chrysanthemums as an homage to Tokyo, where the King Seiko watch comes from. life.

As a symbol of longevity and rejuvenation, chrysanthemums have great significance in Japanese culture. On the dial of the new version, it comes to life thanks to a delicate pattern of intersecting lines called “kiku tsunagi-mon”, which means “chrysanthemum pattern connected to itself” in Japanese. . This pattern continues the tradition of Edo-kiriko glassware, a traditional form of glass cutting that is considered a popular Japanese craft. “Edo-kiriko”, meaning “faceted objects from Edo”, is known for its intricate beauty and unique designs achieved by skillful cutting of many faces.

As is typical of King Seiko, the polished stainless steel case has large flat surfaces and sharp corners. With a diameter of 38.1mm and a height of 11.4mm, it is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters. Working inside is the 6L35 automatic movement with a frequency of 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 45 hours. It features Seiko’s Magic Lever which improves the efficiency of the winding system.

Introducing Seiko King Seiko. The SJE095 will be available in the brand’s boutiques and at selected retailers worldwide from October 2023 in a limited edition of 600 pieces. In addition to the metal strap, Seiko will offer it with a color-coordinated leather strap. The price is marked at around $1,600 USD when converted to USD.

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