Seiko Lukia: Soon after Japan opened its doors to the world in the second half of the 19th century, the Ginza district in central Tokyo became its showcase. When Japan’s first railway opened in 1872, its Tokyo terminus was at the edge of Ginza which rapidly became the centre for shops selling all that was new and fashionable. It was soon also the hub of the media business and home to the many cafés and bars that were the new meeting places for artists and writers. Today, Ginza remains synonymous with all that is glamorous and exciting about Tokyo and is, in many respects, Japan’s window on the world. Ginza is also home to Seiko. Seiko was established in Ginza in 1881 and the Seiko clock that sits atop the Wako store, where Seiko was long headquartered, is a much-loved Ginza landmark.
Lukia. Capturing the spirit of Ginza.
The new Seiko Lukia collection celebrates the glamour, vivacity and refinement of today’s Ginza. Since 1995, Lukia has been adorning the wrists of discerning women in Japan and it is now, for the first time, available outside of Asia. The collection comprises six creations, each of which has a dial featuring a traditional Japanese colour overlaid on a mother-of-pearl base with a flower motif and eight diamond hour markers. Each dial is coloured from both sides, which allows the full richness of the colour to blend harmoniously with the texture of the mother-of-pearl dial. The case offers a soft, delicate feeling on the wrist thanks to its perfectly rounded edges.
Five of the six new creations will be available from July 2020, with a limited edition to follow in September. All will be available in selected Seiko Boutiques.
Powered by life. Crafted to be enjoyed.
The new Lukia series is powered by Seiko’s latest automatic calibre, 6R35, which delivers a power reserve of 70 hours. It can be seen through the sapphire case back, marking time at 21,600 beats per hour. Each watch is water-resistant to 10 bar and has a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratches. Lukia is built to be enjoyed every day, in every situation.
Gofun. Made from powdered seashell, it is now used Kabuki cosmetics. One of Japan’s most famous Kabuki theatres is located in Ginza.
Kurenai. The colour of confidence.
Ruri. The colour of the evening sky.
Ao-Shiro-Tsurubami. The colour of Ginza’s cobblestone streets.
Sakura. The colour of cherry blossom. A lasting homage to ephemeral beauty.
The 2020 Limited Edition
Tsukishiro. The colour of the sky at dusk
To celebrate the arrival of Lukia on the international stage, a special watch is offered in a limited edition of just 250. Its dial is the colour, Tsukishiro, of the blue-white evening sky that frames the Ginza skyline as the moon is about to appear. It has 55 diamonds on the bezel and eight diamonds on the dial. The unique and distinguished look of the strap is made possible by a special, two-stage dyeing method. After the leather is first dyed white, the grooves in the pattern are then dyed light blue.
Seiko Lukia Technical Specifications
- Calibre 6R35
- Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
- Power reserve: 70 hours
- Number of jewels: 24
- Stainless steel case
- Stainless steel case partly plated in yellow gold colour (SPB138)
- Stainless steel case with rose gold colour plating (SPB140)
- Mother-of-pearl dial with 8 diamonds
- Case with 55 diamonds (SPB141)
- Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Screwed see-through case back
- Diameter: 34.8mm (SPB133, 135, 137, 138, 140) 35.2mm (SPB141)
- Thickness: 11.4mm
- Water resistance: 10 bar
- Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
- Inter-changeable crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push-button release
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe
Limited edition of 250 (SPB141)
* SPB135J1, SPB133J1, SPB137J1, SPB138J1, SPB140J1: Available in July 2020
* SPB141J1: Available in September 2020
* These watches are available at Seiko boutiques.