The Crown Chronograph, Japan’s first wristwatch with a stopwatch function, was developed in 1964 for the first international sports event held in Japan.
Presage, which has inherited Seiko’s watchmaking tradition, will release a limited-edition model that pays homage to the design of the Crown Chronograph.
In acknowledgment of the year of the Crown Chronograph’s release, 1964, the number of watches will be limited to 1964 units.
Seiko was in charge of making the official watch for the first international sports event held in Japan in 1964, which triggered development of a watch with a stopwatch function.
The Crown Chronograph was a simple chronograph based on the Crown, a manual winding mechanical watch.
Although a one-push chronograph, the use of a pillar wheel allows reliable control of the stopwatch. It is to this day considered a legendary timepiece that exudes Seiko’s uncompromising manufacturing ability.
Not only in its function but also with its design and the high legibility, the watch is a standard to tell the time.