If you had said that one of the most critically acclaimed watches of Baselworld 2016 was a Seiko Presage chronograph no one would have believed you. The Presage line, focussing on dressier, more classically styled pieces hasn’t been given much time in the limelight, but all that changes this year – as Seiko launch the Presage collection internationally.
And they’ve kicked things off in style – with a classically styled and extremely elegant limited edition chronograph, available in black or white dialled versions. Not only does this watch look great, but it also offers phenomenal value. For $4500 AUD (the white enamel dialled version clocks in at $3900) you get a limited edition watch that looks great, is powered by an in-house column-wheel movement and with a handmade dial finished in Urushi lacquer that takes an impressive three weeks to complete.
Seiko has always been renowned for offering good value for money, but the SRQ021 has to take the cake.