Seiko kicked off its 140th anniversary year with a slew of highly commercial steel sports watches, but its more classic Pressage collection has not been overlooked and today the company has unveiled a piece inspired by the fantasy-adventure Japanese animation film Castle In The Sky.
The film follows the adventure of a young boy and girl in search of a legendary floating city named Laputa.
Throughout their journey, the two are chased by air pirates and military agents seeking to seize the city’s treasures and powers and the heroine’s magical levitation crystal.
Seiko’s Presage watch has several nods to the movie including a crest from the heroine’s pendant below center the enamel dial and on its crown while the castle in the sky features on a crystal case back.
The 40.5mm steel watch houses a new version of Seiko’s 6R35 movement, which 70 hour power reserve.
It is made in a limited run of 1,200, and is priced at $1,450.