Seiko first launched the Cocktail Time in 2010, it was created in partnership with Shinobu Ishigaki, who is one of the world's most highly regarded cocktail makers, and the owner of a bar in the Shibuya district, Tokyo, he has been featured on Anthony Bourdain's series, "No Reservations," his elaborate cocktails were the inspiration behind the original Cocktail Time watches, with their flamboyant and colourful sunburst dials.
This Seiko Presage SSA359 is completely unworn. It’s 40mm stainless steel case has polished surfaces for that classic dress watch look. At 48mm lug to lug length, you can be sure of a comfortable fit on the wrist. A polished bezel holds a Hardlex crystal. The dial's stunning radial stripes capture the light perfectly. Fine dagger indexes mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window. At 9 o’clock we have an open heart showcasing the beating of the Seiko 4R38A movement, with its pink jewelled hairspring and reciprocating balance wheel and pallet. Elegant dauphine hands are complemented with a tapering center seconds hand. On the reverse, we have a screw-down exhibition case. Inside an Automatic Seiko 4R38A, 24 Jewels beating, at 21,600 beats per hour. Fitted on its original black Seiko 20mm leather strap with push-button deployment.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and Seiko paperwork, though the guarantee card is unsigned. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko signed leather strap with signed folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. 2018 and is unworn with the sticker still present on the case back. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof warranty.
"Open Heart" watches certainly aren't for everyone, but I think most can appreciate the charm of being able to see the watch beating away as you wear it beyond just the second hand. The Presage range by Seiko managed to provide watches that look and feel so much more than their asking price, so when they come to me and I can offer them at this price it makes it a true no-brainer!