Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Meets GMT

Posted by Zoha on 7th Jun 2024

In the world of watches, Seiko stands out for its rich heritage and innovative spirit. Established in 1881 as a watch and clock repair shop in Ginza, Tokyo, Seiko has evolved into a global leader renowned for its horological advancements, including the creation of the first quartz watch in 1969.

Seiko's GMT watches stand out due to their rich heritage and innovative craftsmanship, embodying Seiko's long-standing tradition of blending intricate watchmaking skills with elegant design. This makes their GMT watches not only functional but also a testament to Seiko's enduring legacy in the horological world. GMT, or Greenwich Mean Time, refers to the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. A GMT watch allows the wearer to track two time zones simultaneously, featuring an additional 24-hour hand that circles the dial once per day.

On the other hand, the Seiko Presage series combines traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern watchmaking, offering elegant designs, high-quality materials, reliable automatic movements, and luxury qualities at reasonable prices.

Dress watches, including the Seiko Presage Cocktail Time, are simple and elegant, designed to be worn with formal attire. They typically have a thin case, minimalist design, and use materials like leather and precious metals. Cocktail watches, a stylish sub-category, are more decorative and perfect for semi-formal occasions. Owning such a watch adds sophistication, versatility, and aesthetic appeal to one's wardrobe, making them timeless conversation starters.


The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time GMT collection introduces three distinct models, each inspired by unique cocktails from Tokyo’s sophisticated Ginza area. These watches are Presage's first Cocktail Time pieces with GMT functionality, blending elegance and functionality seamlessly.

The watch face exudes a refreshing vibe, featuring sunray reflections that seem to mimic the captivating view through a cocktail glass. The GMT hand draws inspiration from the stem of a cocktail glass, while the second hand resembles an elegant cocktail stirrer with its distinctive handle design. Sharp, well-defined markers and sleek Dauphine-style hands add a touch of sophistication to the dial. For added practicality, a date feature is conveniently positioned at the 3 o'clock marker. Furthermore, each index is adorned with Arabic numerals, lending a touch of classic elegance to the overall aesthetic.

Presage 'Skydiving' Cocktail Time GMT

Inspired by the 'Skydiving' cocktail, this watch features a pale blue hue reminiscent of the drink’s mix of rum, lime juice, and blue curaçao. The 'Skydiving' balances sweet and sour flavors, reflecting the watch’s blend of sophistication and refreshing appeal. This model is perfect for those who appreciate a light and airy aesthetic.

Dial: Light blue
Strap: Accompanied by a five-link bracelet for added light refraction and comfort.

Presage 'Rusty Nail' Cocktail Time GMT

The 'Rusty Nail' model draws its inspiration from a cocktail blended with Scotch whisky and Drambuie, offering a balance of sweet and spice flavors with a trace of smokiness and honey. Finished with a garnish of lemon peel, this watch features a deep, warm color palette, making it ideal for those who prefer a rich, classic look.

Dial: Graduated brown
Strap: Accompanied by a brown leather strap.

Presage 'Acacia' Cocktail Time GMT

Inspired by the 'Acacia' cocktail, this watch has a sweet and refreshing aesthetic, with colors reflecting the mix of gin, Benedictine, and a dash of Kirsch, finished with a garnish of lemon. The 'Acacia' model offers a vibrant yet refined appearance, suitable for those who enjoy a lively yet elegant design.

Dial: Graduated honey yellow
Strap: Accompanied by a brown leather strap.

Each of these watches is part of Seiko's innovative trio, blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern GMT functionality, making them perfect companions for travelers and watch enthusiasts alike. Pre-order on our website, July 2024.