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Seiko has gone through decades of refinements and developing its mechanical watchmaking skills. This had led to the creation of Seiko's own all-mechanical collection; the Presage. The collection is heavily based on Seiko's heritage whereby most of the design cues are translated from the 1913 Laurel (with an enamel white dial and Arabic numerals).
|Seiko Presage Automatic Power Reserve “Moss Green" Ref. SARY145 / SSA397|
In the Presage line consist of Seiko’s leading mechanical watch collection at nearly every price point imaginable, like the caliber 4R, 6R and 8R, and today we introduced to you a new model in our collection, thePresage Automatic Power Reserve “Moss Green" Ref. SARY145/SSA397J1. This is a classic dress watch entirely made in-house by Seiko, and features an impeccable unique textured green dial crafted in the land of the rising sun.
The Presage Automatic Power Reserve “Moss Green" Ref. SARY145/SSA397J1 measures 42mm in diameter and 14.4mm in height, making it an excellent choice for watch enthusiasts who are looking for an elegant timepiece. Further, this green Presage features a dual-curved sapphire crystal on the front side, adding a charming vintage touch from the past.
|Green textured dial with applied indexes|
The Presage Automatic Power Reserve “Moss Green“ Ref. SARY145/SSA397J1 shares the same style as previous models, with main changes to the dial. As the name suggests, features a textured green dial; formulated in deep green color that is known as Nashiji . It has an uncanning resemblance to the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT Ref.SBGJ005 “green tone Snowflake" dial texture, refined and subtle. What is unique about the SARY145/SSA397J1 is the pointer date subdial at 6 o'clock, deep-set into the dial with sunburst effect that gives the already very dimensional dial a sense of depth. Another impressive design is the power reserve indicator that spans from 12 to 4 o'clock, which is further sets deep into the dial. Although it might sound like a lot is going on in the dial, it never looks too busy or tired. Instead, it seems expensive and uplifting; the multifaceted applied index probably has a role to play.
The applied hour markers are inspired by the textured dial with the same pattern, and set out to be high contrast with the beautiful textured dial. Further, the hours and minutes hands are also in feuille shaped, synonymous with the rest of the Presage collection.
It is powered by Seiko's caliber 4R57. The 4R57 operates at 21,600 BPH (3 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 29 jewels with a power reserve of approximately 41 hours through a Spron 110 mainspring.
|JDM Seiko Calibre, 4R57, Display Back|
For a nice finishing touch, the watch comes fitted with an elegant 5-link steel metal bracelet, featuring a deployment clasp with push-button release. The Seiko Presage also has a signed crown and water-resistant to 50 meters.
Overall, if you are looking for an everyday watch inspired by the Japanese Nashiji technique and green colorway, with more than three hands and a little "complication" to play with that will not break the bank and enjoys fine finishing, the Presage Automatic Power Reserve “Green Moss“ Ref. SARY145/SSA397J1 is undoubtedly worth considering. The Presage Automatic Power Reserve undoubtedly an excellent refresh to the Presage collection, inspired by Japanese unique craftmanship and its culture. If you are in the market for a Presage and on the fence for some time thinking of which Presage to purchase, this is probably the model you will be looking for. It's unique dial undoubtedly makes this ultra collectible.