Seiko Lukia. The glamour of Ginza. The refinement of Japan.
2020.07.27

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Soon after Japan opened its doors to the world in the second half of the 19th century, the Ginza district in central Tokyo became its showcase. When Japan’s first railway opened in 1872, its Tokyo terminus was at the edge of Ginza which rapidly became the centre for shops selling all that was new and fashionable. It was soon also the hub of the media business and home to the many cafés and bars that were the new meeting places for artists and writers. Today, Ginza remains synonymous with all that is glamorous and exciting about Tokyo and is, in many respects, Japan’s window on the world. Ginza is also home to Seiko. Seiko was established in Ginza in 1881 and the Seiko clock that sits atop the Wako store, where Seiko was long headquartered, is a much-loved Ginza landmark.

 

Lukia. Capturing the spirit of Ginza.

The new Seiko Lukia collection celebrates the glamour, vivacity and refinement of today’s Ginza. Since 1995, Lukia has been adorning the wrists of discerning women in Japan and it is now, for the first time, available outside of Asia. The collection comprises six creations, each of which has a dial featuring a traditional Japanese colour overlaid on a mother-of-pearl base with a flower motif and eight diamond hour markers. Each dial is colour from both sides, which allows the full richness of the colour to blend harmoniously with the texture of the mother-of-pearl dial. The case offers a soft, delicate feeling on the wrist thanks to its perfectly rounded edges.

 

Powered by life. Crafted to be enjoyed.

The new Lukia series is powered by Seiko’s latest automatic caliber, 6R35, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. It can be seen through the sapphire case back, marking time at 21,600 beats per hour. Each watch is water resistant to 10 bar and has a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratches. Lukia is built to be enjoyed every day, in every situation.

 

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SPB133

Gofun. Made from powdered seashell, it is now used Kabuki cosmetics. One of Japan’s most famous Kabuki theaters is located in Ginza.

 

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SPB135

Kurenai. The color of confidence.

 

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SPB137

Ruri. The color of the evening sky.                 

 

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SPB138

Ao-shiro-tsurubami. The color of Ginza’s cobblestone streets.

 

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SPB140

Sakura. The color of cherry blossom. A lasting homage to ephemeral beauty.

 

The 2020 Limited Edition

 

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SPB141

Tsukishiro. The color of the sky at dusk

 

To celebrate the arrival of Lukia on the international stage, a special watch is offered in a limited edition of just 250. Its dial is the color, Tsukishiro, of the blue-white evening sky that frames the Ginza skyline as the moon is about to appear. It has 55 diamonds on the bezel and eight diamonds on the dial.

The unique and distinguished look of the strap is made possible by a special, two-stage dyeing method. After the leather is first dyed white, the grooves in the pattern are then dyed light blue.

 

 

Caliber 6R35
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

 

Specifications:
Stainless steel case
Stainless steel case partly plated in yellow gold colour (SPB138)
Stainless steel case with rose gold colour plating (SPB140)
Mother-of-pearl dial with 8 diamonds
Case with 55 diamonds (SPB141)
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screwed see-through case back
Diameter: 34.8mm (SPB133, 135, 137, 138, 140)
Diameter: 35.2mm (SPB141)
Thickness: 11.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Inter-changeable crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release