Seiko Anata SAEC017 from 2017 (Limited Edition & Lacquer Dial)
Introducing the extraordinary Seiko SAEC017 from the revered Ananta line, a masterpiece now available for discerning collectors.
Delve into the world of Seiko's pioneering watchmaking, where creative freedom knows no bounds. With the Ananta line, Seiko granted carte blanche to their ingenious team, empowering them to craft high-end timepieces with unparalleled artistry and precision.
The SAEC017, a proud member of the Ananta family, pays homage to the ancient art of sword-making, drawing inspiration from the illustrious katanas that trace their origins back to the tenth century. Every aspect of this watch reflects the craftsman's hand, with the case sculpted from steel akin to a katana blade, carefully shaped with 32 different cutters and polished in three stages to achieve an exquisite mirror-smooth surface.
The SAEC017, a shining star within the Ananta lineup, showcases a lacquered dial pursuing a deep, jet black hue. This intricate lacquer work is masterfully painted by the skilled hands of Mr. Ichifune Tamura, a revered craftsman dedicated to preserving the tradition of Kanazawa lacquerware. Each coat is meticulously applied, and the surface is carefully hand-polished to preserve the unparalleled texture of the lacquer. An exquisite uniform thickness graces the coated surface, a testament to Seiko's pursuit of perfection.
True to its muse, the watch's horns, hands, crown, and markers elegantly echo the distinctive form of the revered samurai swords, seamlessly marrying tradition with contemporary watchmaking expertise.
Crafted with unwavering attention to detail, the watch boasts aggressive curvatures on the lugs, ensuring a comfortable fit even on a 6-inch wrist, enhancing the watch's wearability.
Within the case resides a movement deserving of nothing less than Seiko's finest. Embracing Spring Drive technology from Shinshu Watch Studio and harnessing the mechanical movement skills of Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio, the new calibre 6R21 perfectly embodies Seiko's philosophy of precision, longevity, and performance. With 28,800 vibrations/hour, a day, date, and a remarkable 45-hour power reserve, the SAEC017 is a testament to the spirit of "a watch for life."
Adding to its allure, the Seiko SAEC017 is an exclusive 500-piece numbered limited edition, rendering it all the more desirable and collectible.
The watch case is impeccably preserved, save for a scratch on the bezel at 10 o'clock, a mark of its journey through time. The watch dial and hands are in pristine condition, reflecting the exceptional care taken with this horological marvel. Notably, the sapphire crystal remains unscathed, presenting an unobstructed view of perfection.
In the interest of preserving privacy and exclusivity, the serial number has been discreetly covered in the photo.
Allow us to share the vital specifications of this remarkable timepiece:
- Diameter: 42mm
- Thickness: 12.7mm
- Lug Width: 21mm