A watch inspired by contemporary Japanese artistry: the animated films from Studio Ghibli. This timepiece features design cues from the widely acclaimed animated film ‘Porco Rosso,’ written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
The 1992 animation film captured the hearts of audiences, bringing to life the romance of aviation’s early days with a story about an Italian fighter pilot magically transformed into the seaplane-flying pig, Porco, who fights sky bandits over the beautiful Adriatic Sea in Italy.
Key features of the watch are the airplane tail emblem in an Italian flag roundel on the black enamel dial, the case back image of Porco Rosso and its engraved famous film quote 'a pig who doesn't fly is just a pig.' On the case side, the main character’s airplane name ‘SAVOIA S.21’ is engraved and the two leather straps issued with the watch in red and black, both showcase stitching in the colors of the Italian flag.
This model incorporates the Spring Drive movement, a watch movement pioneered by Seiko Watch Corporation’s engineers. Spring Drive generates energy like a conventional mechanical watch – with a mainspring – but combines this with an electronic regulator to deliver a superior level of precision,never requiring a battery change.
Each genuine enamel dial is truly unique, manufactured by firing at a high temperature - its individual beauty is within any 'imperfections' that the artisan methods create.
Seiko Presage: Timeless looks, precisely Japanese mechanical timekeeping. Minimalistic watch designs with a distinctly Japanese aesthetic.