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Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series Arita Porcelain Dial

New Seiko Presage: The Art of Arita Porcelain in Modern Timekeeping

Featuring a handcrafted porcelain dial created by master artisans using traditional Japanese techniques.

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$ 1,900

Under its Presage Craftsmanship Series, Seiko continues to demonstrate its mastery of traditional Japanese techniques with the new Arita Porcelain Dial watch, the SPB445. This latest addition to the Presage lineup highlights the brand’s commitment to blending elegance with tradition, showcasing a dial crafted using the esteemed Arita porcelain technique.

Seiko’s Presage collection, introduced in 2016, emphasizes the brand’s more refined and classic side, with a strong focus on Japan’s traditional crafts. The collection includes stunning dials made from Shippo enamel, Urushi lacquer, and now, Arita porcelain. This craftsmanship series pays tribute to Japan’s rich heritage through intricate, handcrafted designs.

The Arita porcelain dials are a testament to the skill of master craftsman Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his team. The process begins with molding clay-based material to the exact shape of the dial, followed by baking at 1300 °C, hand glazing, and a second firing that brings out a subtle blue tint. The final stage involves making holes for the hands and date window, and a third baking smooths the surfaces. The result is a dial with remarkable depth and a unique “milky” appearance, distinct from traditional enamel.

The SPB445 features simple bar indexes and a 24-hour sub-dial to showcase the porcelain’s luster. Blue-toned hands and printings complement the elegant dial, housed in a 40.6mm stainless steel case with a super-hard coating and sapphire crystal. The watch is powered by the caliber 6R5H automatic movement, offering a weekend-proof power reserve.

The Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial SPB445, priced at $1,900, combines timeless beauty with modern watchmaking, making it a standout piece in any collection.

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Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series Arita Porcelain Dial

$ 1,900
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Case Diameter: 40.6mm
  • Movement: Seiko Caliber 6R5H
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters