Seiko launches new Seiko Presage limited edition to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Seiko Watches has announced the launch of its new Seiko Presage Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition in honour of its 100th year.

Seiko has announced the launch of its new Presage Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition in honour of its 100th year.

Since the company was founded in 1881, the company has continued to innovate in line with founder Kintaro Hattori’s philosophy to be “Always one step ahead of the rest.”

In 1924, the company introduced the first wristwatch with “Seiko” on the dial, signifying the beginning of the brand.

Next year, 2024, marks the 100th anniversary of this landmark event. The celebration starts with a new creation from the Presage collection that pays homage to this milestone.


The original watch from 1924 was the first creation to be introduced by the company after the Seikosha factory was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923.

The new creation captures the vintage character of the original watch in every detail.

The Seiko letters at the 12 o’clock position take the wearer back in time by recalling the distinctive typeface of that era, and the Arabic numerals, whose font pays homage to the original, incorporate both thick and slender lines to create a bold and dynamic font.

Just as with the 1924 original, the new watch features an enamel dial whose depth and beauty are made possible thanks to master craftsman Mitsuru Yokosawa and his colleagues, who specialise in enamel production.


The creation is powered by the new Calibre 6R5H, which features a 24-hour sub-dial at the six o’clock position.

Its Arabic numerals are designed faithfully to those of the small seconds sub-dial that occupied the same position on the original.

Limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide, the Presage Kintaro Hattori Limited Edition will be available to buy from January 2024.

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