Two of the new Seiko Premier Kinetic timepieces have been unveiled ahead of their launch at Baselworld 2013. The new collection combines the modern classicism of Seiko Premier watches with the precision of the Seiko Kinetic range.
The Seiko Premier Kinetic SRN037 features the new calibre 5M84 with a power reserve of six months. If the watch is unworn for longer than six months, it can be instantly restarted by moving the watch back and forth two or three times, giving immediate power at any point up to three years after its last use. The watch has a stainless steel case measuring 41.5 mm, sapphire crystal glass and a see-through case back. A date window is placed at 3 o'clock, and a retrograde day indicator is at 5 o'clock. It comes with a stainless steel bracelet and will cost approximately £450.
The Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive SRG009 is equipped with the calibre 5D22. The watch is powered both by the wearer's movement and by turning the crown. When the crown is wound, the power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock changes to a real-time display of the energy given to the watch while winding, allowing the wearer to watch the energy transfer. The timepiece has a 41.5 mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal, and comes with a stainless steel bracelet. Price is expected in the region of £520.