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If you had thought that there would be only one cocktail-related watch release this year you would have been wrong. But unlike the Angelus pieces, these new limited edition pieces from Seiko are more easily acquired.
They may be a niche interest, but Seiko does have a recent history of cocktail-themed-and-named Presage models. Examples are the five pieces in the Cocktail Time Midnight collection, and two collaborations named for Star Bar, including this year’s honeycomb-patterned dial inspired by the bees of Ginza Star Bar 2020, a limited edition created in conjunction with its award-winning head bartender Hisashi Kishi.
It was another bartender (Shinobu Ishigaki, owner of Tokyo’s Bar Ishinohana) whose name was associated with the first Cocktail Time (SARB065), which was launched in 2010 and featured a sunburst dial and polished stainless steel case. It was popular as a bang-for-buck dress watch and discontinued in 2017, but superseded by a collection of watches under the Presage Cocktail Time banner, with models named after specific cocktails and design/ colour elements associated with the relevant beverages. They focused on the same sunburst dial (with minor exceptions) with some updated tweaks and a movement change (which also resulted in a reduced power reserve) from the 6R15 to the 4R35, and more colour options. There was also a split into two branches – the regular Presage Cocktail Time (SRP series), and ones with a date sub dial/ power reserve (SSA series).
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