A little over a year ago, Seiko was reliving one of its former glories long ago relegated to the chest of memories, through the revival of King Seiko KSK that we had the opportunity to speak here at the time. And if at the time we were excited about that return, albeit in limited edition form, today we have to say that we are doubly excited to announce the return of the King Seiko collection.
Like the December 2020 limited edition, the new collection is inspired by the 1965 King Seiko KSK, which is distinguished by its flat dial with applied faceted indexes, razor-edged hands and a wide twelve o’clock index. The classically sized 37mm diameter, 12.1mm thick and 42.5mm lug-to-lug distance case is distinguished by its boxed-shaped sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, the bold and faceted lugs with sharp angles feature mirror and hairline finishing, screw-on crown and case back, both engraved with the signature of the King Seiko’s and an appreciable 100m of water resistance.
Inside, the Caliber 6R31 automatic movement operates, offering up to 70 hours of power reserve. The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet with many bevelled surfaces that pays homage to the design of the original King Seiko series.
The new collection comprises five watches, which vary only in the colour of the dial, one is in the original silver tone of the 1965 KSK, which, like the charcoal gray, brown and red variants, has a sunray finish, and finally a variant in lightgray that features a delicate hairline pattern.
Additionally, the brand has created five alternative leather straps specially created for the new collection that can be combined virtually with each of the watches in the collection via the link below.
All watches will be available from February 2022 at a price of €1,700 at the brand’s official boutiques and retailers.
Everything about the new King Seiko looks close to perfection, starting with the 37mm diameter that makes it fit any wrist in an elegant way, the disappearance of the date window on the dial, which in addition to bringing it closer to the original gives it better symmetry, five colour options on the dial, which promise to give you a lot of headaches when choosing one, and if we also consider 100m of water resistance and 70 hours of power reserve, all this for €1,700 exactly half the amount asked for by the limited edition of December 2020, everything is said. Okay, it doesn’t come with the iconic gold medallion on the case back, maybe it would be asking too much for half the price of the LE.
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Model: King Seiko Collection
Reference: SBP279, SBP281, SBP283, SBP285, SBP287
Dial: Silver (SPB279), lightgray (SPB281), charcoal gray (SPB283), brown (SPB285) red (SPB287)
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 37 mm diameter, 12.1 mm thickness, 42.5 mm lug-to-lug
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Frequency: 21,600 Vph
Power Reserve: 70
Availability: February 2022
Price: € 1,700
Limited Edition: No