Every year for Baselworld, Seiko introduces a new series into their Historical Collection line up. This year, celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko, Seiko brought their first GS Automatic back to life in limited edition form as the SBGR095. The 62GS from 1967 was one of the most accurate mechanical self-winding watches of its time, and the new SBGR095 is no exception.
The other Grand Seiko 62GS modern interpretation in Hi-Beat form is the SBGH037, with distinct silver radial finished dial and blued seconds hand. This LE will be a 1,000 count production for the world, has stainless steel case and features their 9S85 caliber.
The 62GS was the first Grand Seiko to feature a self-winding movement. For the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko, they introduced a series deriving its design from the 62GS, and coming in multiple movement types. Today we feature the Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat Limited Edition SBGH039 with a stunning new dial.
Another new Prospex model being introduced for Seiko’s 50th Anniversary of dive watches will be their infamous Marinemaster Tuna Can 1000m, with 8L35 movement. A first for the US market to see, the SBDX014 will have rose gold accents, a ceramic shroud and extra-strength silicone strap.
In 1965 Seiko created its dive watch to fit the needs of the divers throughout Japan. Around 1968, Seiko introduced the 6159, their first Hi-Beat caliber to be cased in a dive watch with a rate of 36,000 bph. The movement was important in the sense that the high frequency was not only accurate, but also created more stable precision with less effect from shock due to it’s fast motion. For the 50th Anniversary of Seiko’s first diver, Seiko has unleashed a new limited edition 1000m diver, with its first Hi-Beat caliber to be found outside of Grand Seiko since the late 70’s. Today, we introduce you to the SBEX001, the Prospex Marinemaster Professional Limited Edition.
For the first time, the Eberhard & Co. Tazio Nuvolari collection includes a timepiece that offers the reading of two different time zones. Keeping with it’s racing background, The dual time is displayed with great simplicity and legibility to make the Tazio Nuvolari 336 a classic example.
The name of the model is inspired by the world speed record set by Tazio Nuvolari in 1935 on the Firenze-Mare Motorway, where he reached a top speed of 336 km/h on board of “Alfa Romeo 16C Twin-engine”.
Mido has taken the opportunity at Baselworld 2015 to introduce a plethora of new models and updates to their range of high-quality, yet well-priced swiss timepieces. Many new models have been introduced a special edition All Dial as well as several new editions in their Baroncelli, Commander and Multifort collections. Let’s dive in and see what Mido is bringing to the table this year.