Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Kir Royale Automatic Red Dial Silver Stainless Steel Ladies Watch SRP853J1 RRP £349
Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Kir Royale Automatic Red Dial Silver Stainless Steel Ladies Watch SRP853J1 RRP £349 History: Introducing the Seiko Presage SRP853J1. The first Western-style bar opened in Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. But it wasn’t until the 1870s that actual cocktails were regularly served. Although such establishments catered to foreigners, the help was Japanese. Later, many opened their own bars, primarily in the Ginza area. Over time, a cocktail culture emerged – one that values technique over efficiency. Drinks were made one at a time so that the bartender could devote all of his efforts to satisfying an individual. Ice became an art form, with Ninja Ice (invisible in the glass), the ice ball (melts more slowly) and Brilliant Ice (sparkles like diamonds). Moreover, Japanese whiskey, in less than a century, became world renowned. It is this uniquely Japanese narrative and the glamour of the cocktail bar that inspired this sophisticated series. Style: The ‘Kir Royale’ cocktail is the inspiration behind the red dial. It consists of crème de cassis topped with champagne, rather than the white wine used in traditional Kir. This apéritif is typically served in a flute glass. The cocktail is then complimented by silver indexes and hands alongside the ever present Seiko logo at the 12 o’clock position. Also, a date window can be seen repalcing the 3 o’clock index. Surrounding the dial is a polished silver stainless steel case with box-shaped hardlex glass sat on top to provide it with both protection and class. Functions: An exclusive Seiko 4R35 caliber automatic engine powers this watch. This caliber comes with an incredible 41 hour power reserve which allows you to forget about the time of day for the weekend. Also, the caliber has a manual wind capacity which charges the engine by spinning the crown located at the 3 o’clock position. This watch has a water resistance of 50 metres, making it suitable for surface swimming. Made In Japan: Firstly, for all you Seiko enthusiasts, this premium timepiece has been made and produced in Japan, indicated by the suffix ‘J’. Seiko watches made in Japan are notoriously hard to obtain outside of Japan due to the highest quality of craftsmanship and astonishing features that come in each individual timepiece. We have a range of Japanese watches here at Watchnation but in limited quantities, so if you are looking to add to your collection then this is the perfect place for you. Key Features: 4R35 Caliber Automatic Manual Wind Capacity 41 Hour Duration Stainless Steel Case Box-Shaped Hardlex Deployment Clasp Push Button Release 50m Water Resistant 11.3mm Case Thickness 33.8mm Case Size 23 Jewels Date Display Stop Second Hand Function The Family: Presage The Presage collection draws its inspiration from Seiko’s heritage in mechanical watchmaking, which stretches all the way back to 1913 and the celebrated Laurel which was Seiko’s, and Japan’s, first ever wrist watch. This heritage is brought to life through watches whose design echoes that of the 1913 Laurel and whose dials are made in the finest traditions of Japanese artistry. Presage is a collection of broad appeal. It comprises 60 models and uses the full range of Seiko’s mechanical calibers, from the accessible 4R, through 6R to the exclusive 8R. Highlights include the 6R27 multi-hand power reserve model and a series using an entirely new version of the 4R57 caliber. This new caliber is Seiko’s first ever with a center power reserve indicator, and is available in a series of five designs, including a limited edition. Every Presage watch has 10 bar water resistance and a sapphire crystal. The Brand: Seiko Seiko’s story began in 1881 with the opening of a clock shop in Tokyo, it’s owner was Kintaro Hattori. Eleven years after the opening of his shop, Hattori opened a clock factory with ten employees and it was in 1895 that they began to produce pocket watches. Soon followed by alarm clocks in 1899, and then table clocks in 1902. Then in 1913 Hattori began working on his first wristwatch. The in 1924, 43 years after the initial opening, the brand Seiko was born with the creation of the first Seiko wristwatch. Seiko established itself throughout the 20th century as being a driving force in the advancements that took place in the watching world. For example, in 1956, Seiko were the producers of the first winding wristwatch made in Japan. Then in 1964, Seiko became the official timer for the Tokyo Olympics. And then most notably Seiko unveiled the first quartz wristwatch, the Astron, in 1969. Marking the beginning of the quartz revolution. Or equally impressive the creation of the world’s first TV watch in 1982. And even more relevant today, with our abhorrent use of non-renewable energy sources, Seiko’s Kinetic. This watch had the ability to generate its own power from the movement of the wearer. Links: If you have any questions please click here Click here to join our facebook and Instagram !