Hot Take: Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial

Hot Take: Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial

The Seiko Presage assortment won the hearts of numerous fans with their appealingly valued mechanical watches. For the individuals who can extend their spending plan a piece, there are the Presage models with hand tailored dials.

We’ve frequently covered the Seiko Presage assortment and as of late drew them out into the open due to their uncommon dials. What to think about the blue polish dial Seiko Presage SPB069 or the Seiko Presage Urushi Byakudan-nuri reference SPB085 . Today the time has come to draw their most recent out into the open, the Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial reference SPB093.

Before I proceed with this article on that Arita Porcelain watch, let me disclose to you that I own a Presage watch for a couple of months and am extremely intrigued with it. It is a truly comfortable and ‘easy’ watch to wear, implying that it goes with anything and that you don’t truly need to really think about it. These watches have a solid and precise development, exemplary case plan with an incredible fit (approx. 40mm breadth), however the fundamental fascination is frequently the dial. This time it is the same, with the porcelain dial in the Seiko Presage SPB093 (and SPB095).

Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial

Made in Arita, a humble community in Japan of only 20,000 individuals, these dials are made by a producer who has been making porcelain since 1830. Ordinarily, you’d hazard winding up with broke or harmed dials, because of the absence of adaptability and strength of porcelain. Only three years prior, an exceptional kind of porcelain was made in Arita that has properties (multiple times harder) making it appropriate for use as a watch dial.

In short, the way toward making these dials start with a base material that is placed into a form. At that point, the dials are being dried and afterward terminated for the time at 1300 degrees Celsius to solidify the material. During this interaction, the dial will likewise acquire its white tone. After this terminating, the coating is being applied by hand by the Arita expert. Again the dials are terminated again to solidify the coating onto the dial, where it will get its profound completion and blue hint from. Subsequently, the dial will have openings for the date window and hands cut by laser before it is terminated once and for all to smoothen the surfaces that have been cut.

The result is a delightful white porcelain dial, white with a hint of blue. What I truly love about these dials are the recessed subdials for the force save pointer and date. So smooth, incredible.

Seiko’s Presage Arita Porcelain Dial reference SPB093 is housed in a 40.6mm width case with a stature of 14.1mm. In no way, shape or form a thin watch, yet the hardened steel case is as yet rich because of its bended drags and the combination of polished and glossy silk brushed wrapping up. In any case, I wouldn’t have disapproved of somewhat more slender case without a doubt. For a self-winding development, the crown could be viewed as somewhat on the enormous side, however it suits the watch.

On the porcelain dial, you will discover dull blue Roman numerals, except for a red XII. The shade of the 5 hands on the dial has a slighter light tone of blue than the Roman numerals.

Inside the Seiko Arita Porcelain Dial you’ll discover their caliber 6R27 development. It has a force save of 45 hours (as demonstrated on the porcelain dial) and ticks at 28,800vph. The development has a brush completing on the extensions and Tokyo striping on the rotor, which additionally has been engraved with some composition (plated). The magnificence of this watch is unquestionably on the dial side, yet as a watch devotee, you can likewise appreciate the mechanical internal functions of this Presage.

Pricing and Availability

Seiko tells us that the Presage Arita Porcelain reference SPB093 (and SPB095, a three-hand adaptation) will be conveyed September 2019 onwards. As these watches won’t be restricted, we hope to go appropriately active with them later on. With a retail cost of €1950,- it appears to be that Seiko is pushing towards a higher section. The Presage appears to be(come) the connection between lower evaluated Seiko watches and the Grand Seiko range for instance. The completion isn’t on a similar level as Grand Seiko watches, yet these watches are appropriately assembled and completed and have just astonishing dials.

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