Seiko Presage Shippo Enamel Limited Edition of 2500
Shippo is a particular type of enamel that was developed in Japan in the 17th century. Shippo is distinguished from porcelain enamel by its transparency and in the way it is polished after firing – a process that is particularly challenging on a watch dial that is no more than 1mm thick.
The dial on this new Presage creation is a deep blue that mirrors the color of the ocean. As our home is a group of islands, the sea has come to have a special meaning for the people of Japan. Over the millennia, the sea has brought the world’s cultures, arts and technologies to Japan, where they have evolved under the influence of Japanese sensibilities and become unique expressions of the nation’s identity. Enamel is a perfect example; when brought to Japan from overseas, it was adapted and refined into a unique art form. The long-lasting blue of the Shippo enamel expresses the everlasting blue of the ocean, while the dial pattern echoes the continuous motion of the waves that break on the shores of our islands.
Case: Stainless steel case, dual-curved sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating, see-through caseback
Case diameter: 40 mm
Case thickness: 12.4 mm
Dial: Island blue enamel dial, calendar,
Strap: Navy blue crocodile strap with three-fold clasp and push button release
Movement: Automatic Caliber 6R15, +25 to -15 seconds per day
Water Resistant: 100 meters / 330 feet
Power reserve: Approximately 50 hours