SEIKO Presage Cocktail An exclusive from Thong Sia Watch: The times of the Irish Coffee
2019.12.06

Using cocktail as its concept, SEIKO first introduced the Presage Cocktail watch in 2010 in Japan as a limited offer, and was released later on the international market to critical acclaim, since then, watches inspired by cocktails have been a staple for the brand. In 2019, SEIKO took inspiration from Irish coffee, and incorporated the drink’s signature notes into the latest Presage Cocktail watch. The watch is exclusive to Thong Sia Sdn Bhd, and is only available in Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.

 

When the Presage Cocktail watch debuted, it was a limited collaboration between SEIKO and the famous Japanese bartender Shinobu Ishigaki, and they have successfully poured the essence of the cocktail into the creation of this watch. In 2017, the watch loved by many finally resurfaced, and this time SEIKO decided to work with different bartenders to explore more possibilities. The world of cocktails features an endless combination, with rich and varied flavours, colours, as well as a selection of cocktail glasses. These elements 

have become the muse of the Cocktail watch series, and traits can be seen vividly on the watch surfaces. For example, the quadrangle hour scale references the leg of a cocktail glass, whereas the hand-made curvy second hand not only echoes the box mirror, but also symbolises the arc of the glass. The colour of the watch surface and the embossing is also a direct reflection of the world of cocktails.

Although the name Irish coffee might suggest it is only coffee, it’s actually a cocktail made from Irish whiskey, coffee and sugar. Featuring a strong flavor, the colour is similar to your regular coffee with cream on top; these features are all proudly displayed on the watch surface of the new Presage Cocktail timepiece. The surface employs a design where the dark brown colour in the centre slowly spread out into a lighter shade around the edge od the surface; looking at it, it’s as if you’re looking down at a cup of Irish coffee. What’s rare is the series’ unmistakable quadrangle shaped hour markers and curved seconds hands, as well as the dauphine hand design, which matches perfectly with the hour hand.

 

The new Presage Cocktail watch series includes two feature models: the SSA401J1 and the SRPE11J1, both of which share the same design concept, with a 40.5 mm stainless steel case and box-shaped hardlex crystal to protect the delicate "Irish coffee" surface. The Presage Cocktail SRPE11J1 features a classic three-pin design and a date window at the 3 o'clock position. Time is clear and easy to read, and the watch's built-in precision and reliable 4R35 self-winding movement is equipped with a swing frequency of 21,600 per hour and 41 hours of energy storage.

 

Presage Cocktail SSA401J1 is equipped with a large three-point date and power reserve display. The watch surface is all about the pointers. In addition to where the pointer marks the hours, minutes and seconds, the date is also displayed by a small pointer at the 6 o'clock position. Furthermore, a curved scale is added on the watch surface between the 12 and 4 o'clock positions. The short axis of the middle shaft shows the current dynamic condition, making this a very practical function, because when the pointer is about to return to the 12 o'clock position, the wearer will then realize it’s time to rewind the watch again. The watch uses a 4R57 self-winding movement with 41 hours of energy storage and a swing frequency of 21,600 per hour.

 

The new SEIKO Presage Cocktail not only perfectly incorporates the essence of the Irish Coffee into the watch, but also emits the quintessential flavour of the cocktail as well. The watch is equipped with a waterproof function down to 50 meters, which is more than enough for daily usage. Its stainless steel strap is equipped with a triple folding switch buckle for easy wearing.

 

Product information - Presage SSA401J1 & SRPE11J1 (THONG SIA Exclusive)

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Model

SSA401J1

Limited to 1,000 pcs world-wide

SRPE11J1

Limited to 1,300 pcs world-wide

Specifications

 

Caliber 4R57

Driving System: Automatic

(Or manual-winding)

Mechanical Movement

Water resistance: 5 bar

Power reserve: Up to 41 hours

21,600 beat per hour

Stainless steel case

Leather Strap

Three-fold clasp with push button release buckle

Box-shaped Hardlex crystal

Jewels: 29

Pointer Date Display

Power Reserve Display

Diameter: 40.5mm

Caliber 4R35

Driving system: Automatic
(Or manual-winding)

Mechanical Movement

Water resistance: 5 bar

Power reserve: Up to 41 hours

21,600 beat per hour

Stainless steel case

Leather Strap

Three-fold clasp with push button release buckle

Box-shaped Hardlex crystal

Jewels: 23

Date display

Diameter: 40.5mm