SEIKO NEXTAGE

<ISSEY MIYAKE Watch> New Models with Elegant Forest Green Hands Appear
in the “W” Series,Designed by Satoshi Wada, an Automotive Designer

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SEIKO NEXTAGE CO., LTD. announces that it will add, on October 9, four models including two limited-edition versions to the “W” Series, designed by Satoshi Wada, as part of its ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project.

First released in June 2012, the “W” Series was born in a collaboration between the ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project and Satoshi Wada, who has worked on many automotive series for the German manufacturer Audi. While the faces and cases of the watches in the “W” Series feature various design elements inspired by automotive dashboard instrumentation and aluminum wheels, the dials reflect the traditional Japanese pursuit of minimalist beauty – efficient, clean and balanced. Regular-size chronographs and smaller multi-hand models are available from the series.

Using “forest green” as the design concept, Satoshi Wada imbued these new watches with his memories of Christmas in Germany when he was with Audi, to make them special. The green hands, inspired by fir trees, give an accent to the white and pale gray faces, which evoke a mystical scene of a German town covered deep with fresh fallen snow on Christmas. The belt of cold-dyed, tanned leather becomes softer with use, fitting the wrist more comfortably as you wear the watch longer.

The elegant white regular models and the chic gray limited-edition models will be released at the same time. The latter are available only in Japan in a limited quantity of 300 watches for each model, embodying Wada’s special thought toward the new models.

 

≪Specification≫

<ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH>  “W Chronograph Model”

Ref. Case material Band material Dial color
NY0Y001 Stainless steel Leather (Tanned) White
NY0Y002 Light Gray
Size: [Case diameter]43.0mm  [Thickness]12.8mm  [Weight]100g
Water resistance: 5 bar
Accuracy: average ±20 sec / month
Function : Indication (Hour / Minute / Second / Chronograph second / Calendar.)
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<ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH>  “W Mini-size model”

Ref. Case material Band material Dial color
NYAB001 Stainless steel Leather (Tanned) White
NYAB002 Light Gray
Size: [Case diameter]39.0mm  [Thickness]11.5mm  [Weight]82g
Water resistance: 5 bar
Accuracy: average ±20 sec / month
Function: Indication (Hour / Minute / Second / Date / Day)
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Satoshi Wada / Car and product designer

Born in Tokyo in 1961, Satoshi Wada joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in 1984 after graduating from Musashino Art University (Tokyo, Japan). He also studied abroad at Royal College of Art (London, UK) from 1989 through 1991. In 1998, he began working for Audi AG / Audi design in Germany and contributed to the Audi brands’ global expansion by designing the A5 that was called “the most beautiful coupe in the world.” He became independent to establish his own design studio “SWdesign TOKYO” in 2009. Since then, he has been focusing on not only the development of new vehicle designs, but also the design with his concept of “MINIMAL x FUTURE” to create new simplicity in the products and life-styles of the new era.

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Contact InformationSEIKO NEXTAGE CO., LTD.
Product Planning & Advertising Dept.
Email: pr@seiko-nextage.com

ISSEY MIYAKE watch Websitehttp://www.isseymiyake-watch.com/

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