BASELWORLD 2016 – NEW SEIKO PRESAGE
Seiko made its first watch in 1913 and has been on a roll ever since. In 1956 they made their first automatic watch and introduced their proprietary shock resistant system called Diashock in 1958. Their next technological innovation was in 1959 when they invented the magic lever spring winding mechanism and was followed in 1964 by the in-house production of balance springs with their own specially created alloy. In 1967, Seiko manufactured Japan’s first hi-beat caliber and in 1969 they created the world’s first automatic chronograph with vertical clutch and column wheel systems.
For over a century, Seiko has been pushing the technological envelope of it’s purely mechanical watchmaking skills. Today, they have taken the wraps off a new global collection of purely mechanical powered timepieces dubbed Presage.