The “Hakuji” (Pure white) dial of this timepiece has been created by hand using a traditional Japanese Arita porcelain technique. Prized for centuries for its unique colour, Arita porcelain is the latest expression of Japanese design to be showcased in the Presage Collection.
The Presage Craftsmanship Series celebrates the Japanese ‘Takumi’ – timepieces which are individually handcrafted by master artisans combining Seiko’s latest watchmaking techniques with centuries of traditional artistry.
Creating each individual porcelain watch dial involves great skill and patience through a multi-stage process with several phases of firing. This porcelain is used within high-strength, three-dimensional dials, made by master craftsman Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his team in in Arita, Japan where porcelain has been made since 1830.
Seiko Presage: Timeless looks, precise mechanical timekeeping. Minimalistic watch designs with a distinctly Japanese aesthetic.
The new Presage porcelain dials are made by an experienced manufacturer in Arita that has been making porcelain since 1830. Hiroyuki Hashiguchi is the master craftsman and he and his colleagues have been developing the dials with the Presage team over the past few years.
Presage Craftsmanship Series Arita Porcelain
Three-dimensional Hakuji (pure white) Arita porcelain dial with special glaze
Caliber Number: 6R31
MovementType: Automatic with manual winding
Precision: +25 to -15 seconds per day
Powerreserve: Approx. 70 hours
Thickness: 12.4mm Diameter: 40.5mm Lug-to-lug: 48.8mm Distance between lugs: 20
CaseMaterial: Stainless steel
Crystal: Dual-curved sapphire crystal
CrystalCoating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface