(NEW RELEASES) SEIKO PRESAGE SPB359J1 SPB359 SPB359J TAKUMI LAUREL 110TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION WATCH

The year 2023 will mark the 110th anniversary of the Seiko Laurel, the brand’s and Japan’s first wristwatch, and to honor the occasion, Seiko is releasing a limited edition watch, the Presage SPB359.

 

This re-edition pays tribute to the 1913 Seiko Laurel, with a compact 37.5 mm polished stainless steel case, an onion-shaped crown, and articulated lugs. The strap is also a faithful reproduction of the original Laurel's thin and complex band, made of deer leather and closed by a steel pin buckle. The box-shaped sapphire crystal and the screwed caseback give this watch 50m water-resistance. 

The dial of this Seiko watch features a white enamel dial, with black-painted Arabic numerals and a red 12 marker, just like the original Laurel. This dial is made by master craftsman Mitsuru Yokosawa and his colleagues at a workshop specialising in enamel production. Time is indicated centrally, with a date sub-dial at 6 o’clock and a power reserve indicator discreetly at 9 o’clock. The movement used is the automatic calibre 6R27, a well-known movement often found in the Presage line. 

This limited edition Seiko watch is a faithful re-edition of the original Laurel, with a modern twist. 

The Seiko Presage Laurel Re-Edition SPB359 will be a limited edition of 2,500 pieces and available from January 2023. This limited edition Seiko watch is a great way to honor the brand’s first wristwatch and celebrate Seiko’s history. 

 

The Seiko Laurel, the SPB359 and other Seiko watches have become important and iconic timepieces throughout the years.

 

Specifications

Movement

Caliber Number

6R27

Movement Type

Automatic with manual winding

Precision

+25 to -15 seconds per day

Power reserve

Approx. 45 hours

Jewels

29

Functions

  • Date hand
  • Power reserve indicator
  • Stop seconds hand function
  • Date display

Case/Band

Case Material

Stainless steel

Case Size

Thickness:12.6mm

Diameter:37.5mm

Lug-to-lug:39.3mm

Crystal

Box shaped sapphire crystal

Crystal Coating

Anti-reflective coating on inner surface

Distance between lugs

11

Other Details

Water Resistance

5 bar

Weight

74.0g

Features

  • LIMITED EDITION on the case back
  • Serial number engraved on the case back
  • Enamel dial
  • Screw case back
  • * In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.