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The watch community now starts to embrace the beauty of green dial watches. However, Seiko has been an early adopter, even more so, producing flamboyant green dials since their "Suwa" and "Daini" days, following their green trend, from the Marinemaster 300 Ref. SBDX021 and the Alpinist Ref. Sarb017, the new Seiko Presage Automatic Green "Tuxedo" Ref. SARX047 is the latest release to join under their Presage mechanical line.
|Seiko Presage Automatic Green "Tuxedo" Ref. SARX047|
The overall design has a balanced proportion with a high level of fit and finishing, coming at 39.5mm by 48mm, with a thickness of only 11.3mm. This makes it a gentlemen's mechanical watch that can be worn on any occasion, from a dinner attire to polo shirt and jeans. The Green "Tuxedo" SARX047 is an upgrade of the Spirit collection like Sarb033 while resembling its "Grand Seiko" cousins without looking particularly to any specific models. Another nice touch by Seiko is where they have paired it with an elegant mocha brown alligator strap. The leather strap enhanced the luxurious feel and theme. The SARX047 case finished in a mixture of satin-brushed and high mirror polish finishing.
|Angular case design with aggresive case lines|
Unlike the SARX033 and SARX055, the SARX047 employs a more angular case design with more aggressive case lines. The first thing is that comes to mind is Gérald Genta's design approach. This has a very similar case, and bracelet design approaches like the iconic Royal Oak and Nautilus. There is also a crown guard to protect its crown from knocks and impacts, which is a nice additional touch. Again, highlighting the classy-sporty looks.
|Brown Alligator strap with deployment clasp|
The crown is unique as it has an additional "cabochon sapphire" style crown that reminisces of high end watches like Cartier, giving it a luxurious look.
It is powered by Seiko's automatic caliber, 6R15, operating at 21,600 BPH (3 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 23 jewels with a power reserve of 50 hours through a Spron 510 mainspring.
|Seiko's 6R15 Automatic Movement|
The "Tuxedo" dial is another highlight of the watch, which has a slight dissimilarity with the previous Brightz edition (SDGM003). It has sleek, vertical tuxedo stripes on a sunburst green dial, giving it a unique finishing from the rest of them in the Presage collection. The Seiko designers follow their habit by keeping the Lumibrite out of the SARX047's applied hands and indexes. This is to keep the watch looking more timeless without them.
To sum up, if you are looking for a classy, sporty watch that allows you to wear daily, with the perks of being exceptionally well made and not break the bank, the Presage Automatic Green "Tuxedo" Ref. SARX047 is probably the watch for you.