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Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 & SRPE47 Limited Edition Review

Two new additions to the cult-classic Seiko Presage Cocktail Time series has been announced under references SRPE49 and SRPE47. Inspired by Japanese cocktail culture and two specific drinks on the menu at the Skybar in Tokyo's sophisticated Ginza area, these limited editions models instil the pleasures of summer drinks while providing precise Japanese mechanical timekeeping and a distinct Japanese aesthetic.

 

Since its launch in 2010, the Seiko Presage Cocktail Time collection has become a huge hit with budding watch collectors and avid connoisseurs alike. Every design is created in partnership with Shinobu Ishigaki, one of the world's most highly regarded mixologists who takes inspiration from different cocktails around the world, many of which are created in Tokyo’s Skybar and brings to life their colours, tastes and sensations within the design. Earlier this year, we were treated to the Seiko Presage Honeycomb Star Bar Limited Editions, a duo of skeletonised timepieces inspired by a cocktail made from honey. Now, adorned with summery pastel colours of pink and blue, we have the Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 and SRPE47 to admire.

 

The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 and SRPE47 Limited Edition watches are equally stunning, both showcasing the same dial patterns to echo the light refraction of a cocktail glass and vintage-styled numerals inspired by the print on traditional drinks bottle labels. The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 features a handsome blue dial named the “Frozen Margarita” after the drink of the same name while reference SRPE47 brings to life feminine pink tones inspired by the “Tequila Sunset”.

 

Aside from the dial colour, both references follow suit in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Both Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 and SRPE47 watches boast polished stainless steel cases measuring to 38.5mm, smooth fixed bezels, box-shaped Hardlex crystal glass and a 50 metre water resistant rating. The screw down case back is also handsomely engraved with a special limited edition engraving to mark their status as a limited edition of 5,000 pieces alongside an exhibition window so you can witness the automatic winding movement housed inside.

 

The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 and SRPE47 Limited Edition watches are powered by the mechanical automatic winding 4R35 calibre which provides central hands for hours, minutes and seconds, a date window at 3 o’clock and a power reserve of 41 hours. The 23 jewelled calibre also promises a frequency of 21,600vph.

 

To complete the look, both Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 and SRPE47 watches are presented on a vintage mesh-style stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp. However, perfectly suited for those that like to change up their look regularly, both references are also provided with an additional calfskin leather strap. The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time “Frozen Margarita” is paired with a dark blue leather strap while the Seiko Presage Cocktail Time “Tequila Sunset” includes a dark brown leather strap.

 

You can shop the Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPE49 and SRPE47 Limited Edition watches on the Jura Watches website here, retailing at only £550. Speak with our team of luxury watch experts today on 01335 453453 or at help@jurawatches.co.uk for more information on these limited edition and the interest free finance and free delivery available.  

 

Specifications: Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Watches (SRPE49 & SRPE47)

 

  • Case Size: 38.5mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Glass: Box-shaped Hardlex crystal
  • Case Back: Screw down, exhibition with limited edition engraving
  • Water Resistance: 50 metres
  • Movement: 4R35 automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 41 hours
  • Jewels: 23
  • Frequency: 21,600vph
  • Dial: “Frozen Margarita” blue or “Tequila Sunset” pink
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with side clasp
  • Extra: Additional calfskin leather strap in box
  • RRP: £550
  • Limited Edition: 5,000 pieces
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