New Limited Edition Presage Sharp Edge Akebono SPB361J & SPB363J


The Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series combines traditional mechanical watchmaking with distinctively modern Japanese style. It pairs the lauded refinement of Japanese design with strong, angular cases. The latest Sharp Edged Series models are a pair of limited-editions that express the moment when dawn’s early light penetrates the dark of night.

Since its debut in 2020, Seiko's Presage Sharp Edge Series has turned heads with its sleek, modern design and bold colours. This year, two new limited edition pieces join the collection. Called the Akebono, both variations are restricted to 2000 individually numbered versions, available as GMT and non-GMT models.

These new limited editions draw attention with their black cases and strap and blue gradient dials. The dials are graduated with a bright centre framed by a darkening perimeter. This is inspired by "akebono", when the dark of night fades and gives way to the first glimmers of dawn. The all black case & bracelet with hard coating are reminiscent of the dawn sky, foreshadowing the day ahead.

With a design steeped in a Japanese word for dawn, the latest Presage Sharp Edged limited editions call to mind fresh starts, new beginnings and the arrival of another day.

The patterned dial incorporates a traditional Japanese asanoha, or “hemp leaf” pattern, giving the surface a bold three-dimensional quality thanks to a network of intersecting straight lines. The asanoha pattern symbolizes growth and success in life and is popular as a kimono and baby wrapping design. While the pattern has been seen in previous watches in the Sharp Edged Series, this is the first time it has been adapted to evoke the dramatic time of akebono.

The pattern is achieved through slight differences in height on the 0.4mm thick metal plate. The pattern reflects light in different directions, creating a deep and beautiful luster on the dial. This depth is complemented and enhanced by other light-reflecting elements of the display. The indexes and second hand were inspired by the image of golden sunshine peeking through the still-dark early-morning sky. Unlike previous Sharp Edged models, the indexes have adopted a reflective, trapezoidal shape inspired by a ray of sunshine, and the second hand has a tip that calls to mind a ray of light. A painted gradient on the dial adds depth before a subsequent lapping process flattens the surface, enabling a rich, glossy polished finish.

The see-through case back of each watch is marked with the words “Limited Edition” and the serial number. ( Serial number in illustrations is 0001 to demonstrate where the number will be displayed on caseback. We do not have no. 1 nor can we source it. Watches are distributed at random. If you have a preference, you could call and we can tell you the numbers we have in stock. But we cannot order a particular number.) It also allows the wearer to view the automatic mechanical movement working. In the case of the SPB363, the movement is the caliber 6R35, which features the time and date. In the SPB361, it’s the caliber 6R64, which features the time, date, power-reserve indication, and a GMT function with locally jumping hour hand.

The SEIKO AKEBONO SPB361J1 is a beautiful watch. The all black case & Strap set off the "purplish' dial to perfection. The dial markers in rose gold work really well with this colour combination. It amounts to a very easy to read watch, with white hands easily read against the dark dial.

The SPB363J will retail for $1500AUD & the GMT capable SPB361J will be $2150AUD.

H&S Jewellers will be receiving very limited stock of these models.

Now in stock in limited supply.


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