The Cocktail Time functions just fine as an every day dress watch but there’s no doubt that it also carries with it a little bit of the sense of occasion from the inspiration of the original in the world of mixology. Think of it as a going-out watch. With its highly polished steel case, glossy leather strap, and of course, that brilliant sunburst dial, the Cocktail Time is for the gent or lady who wants a little punch in their punch, a little fizz with their gin; dare I say it, a little swizzle in their stick. Fun, well made, and yours for $425 bucks, the Cocktail Time is a surefire cure for the regret you might have at, I don’t know, not having bought one of the originals in Tokyo in 2010 when you had the chance. Ask the man who knows.
The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time, SRPB43: stainless steel case, 40.5mm x 14.5mm, screw-down display caseback; water resistant to 50 meters with box-shaped crystal. Movement, Seiko in-house caliber 4R35, 41 hour power reserve, 21,600 vph running in 23 jewels. See more and view the other Cocktail Time watches at seikousa.com.