Seiko refreshed its leading dress watch collection with the new Premier Automatic. Subtle changes in design and completely new mechanism, exclusively crafted for this timepiece, make the new Premier one of the most distinguished models in Seiko’s 130th anniversary line.
The Premier Collection combines refined elegance, which brings together the modern and the classical, with the best in-house technologies. Its perfect design is inspired by the classical architecture and then complemented with the touch of modernism.
New Premier watches, from 2011 line come with slight modifications that express uniqueness of every single Seiko’s product, but still keep the artistic duality of two worlds. They are more classic and softer, with slightly more rounded cases, new type of crown, textured dials and smaller links on bracelets.
The biggest novelty that comes with new model is the Caliber 4R39 automatic movement, which also has a manual winding capability. This superb mechanism is specially crafted for Premier Collection and is going to be its mainstay in upcoming years.
It comprises 24 jewels, oscillates at frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and provides the reserve of power for 41 hours autonomy. The central part of the movement, with its gold plated balance wheel can be seen through the aperture on the dial, at 9 o’clock, while the entire mechanism, including specially engraved rotor, is visible through the transparent case back.
At the 11 o’clock position, on the white textured dial, there is a 24-hour sub-dial. The central texture is framed with stylish Roman hour numbers, while black shades at the bezel give the unique aesthetic look.
New Seiko Premier Automatic watch will be available either with the stainless steel bracelet, with three-fold clasp or with the leather strap, with stainless steel clasp. Both types incorporate push button release. Watch is protected with sapphire crystal and has water-resistance up to 100 meters (10 bars). Japanese watchmaker already announced the price, which will go from 540 to 590 Euros.