Japanese Cedar is a beautiful evergreen tree that is found in the forests of Japan, and is the source of inspiration of the new Seiko Presage SPB111J1 Green Enamel Dial Limited Edition watch. I like the fact that the watchmakers have picked the enamel technique for crafting this dial. And of course this the second green dial in the Presage range.
First off, enameling is a technique that ensures that the color on the dial stays on for longer, without losing its sheen. It doesn’t fade, because of the process – of being fired up, and making sure that the layers of color are fused to the dial disk. Second of all, for this limited edition of two thousand watches, Mr. Yokosawa has supervised its enameling process.
Bringing Out the Color Green
The layout the dial brings out the green color, which is the focus of this creation. Other than the shade of green, the thick metal hour markers are fashioned to reminder you of the Japanese cedar leaves. The advantage of this shape is that it makes the watch markers very visible. Hence, reading of time is easy.
The Seiko Presage SPB111J1 Green Enamel Dial Limited Edition has a very clean design, the dial is very minimalistic with a date window at the 3 o’clock spot. A mix of Arabic numerals and markers, the watch-face looks very distinguished when you look at it as a whole.
Typically, enamel dials age well. They do tend to crack when made poorly or not taken care of well. Keeping it simple, the dial hosts only the date aperture, hours and minutes hands and the markers, hence maintaining this dial should be easy.
Under the Hood and More
Under the hood is an automatic caliber – the 6R35 movement, which has the accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day. You can admire the movement from the caseback. The watch measures a modest 40.5mm and is crafted in a stainless steel. The water resistance is 100 meters and dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, cover the case.
Teamed with a crocodile leather strap, the watch looks very chic and yet very affordable at $1499. The watch’s caseback hosts the unique serial number for each of the two-thousand watches.