The Seiko Style60’s SRPK61 Presage is set to be released in January 2024. This exquisite timepiece pays homage to the 1964 Crown Chronograph, a significant milestone in Seiko’s watchmaking history, as it marked the brand’s and Japan’s first wristwatch with a stopwatch function.
Limited to just 5,000 pieces worldwide, this Presage limited edition watch faithfully captures the essence of the 1964 Crown Chronograph’s design. The watch features a 39.5mm stainless steel case, offering a modern twist to the classic design while retaining the original’s charm. The box-shaped glass, a distinctive element of the original, adds a vintage touch to the watch’s aesthetics.
One notable update is the inclusion of a date window on the dial, a feature absent in the original Crown Chronograph, providing added functionality for modern users. Powering the Seiko Style60’s SRPK61 Presage is the 4R35 automatic movement, which offers an impressive 41 hours of power reserve, ensuring reliable performance.
The bracelet design maintains the authenticity of the original watch, featuring five rows of links that contribute to the vintage appeal. Comfort has been a priority, with the shortened links ensuring a snug fit on the wrist.
To complete the package, the watch is presented in a specially designed box that exudes a vintage look and feel, reminiscent of the era when the 1964 Crown Chronograph made its debut. Priced at $595, this limited edition Seiko Presage watch is a remarkable tribute to a significant moment in watchmaking history, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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