Introduced in 1960, Grand Seiko has been following an unwavering path of what Seiko calls “the purest essentials of watchmaking”. This path includes a clear ideal that each Grand Seiko timepiece should follow the rules of precision, legibility, comfort, and durability.
Since Grand Seiko’s introduction, these ideals have been followed to a “T”. However, this consistent forward motion does not mean there is no room for creativity and innovation. Today, Grand Seiko is giving us a taste of the future with their latest additions.
In line with the Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary, Seiko has a beautiful assortment of new limited edition models, outside of the 62GS Historical Collection. The first we would like to introduce is the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition SBGE033, with a beautifully done radial finished green dial.
For the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko, Seiko introduced a new line up in their historical collection commemorating the anniversary of their first self-winding timepiece, the 62GS. This take on the 62GS features their Spring Drive 9R65 caliber, a 40mm titanium case and bracelet, and a unique “box type” sapphire crystal that is basically deeply domed, and pretty much eliminates the bezel.
As our reports continue live from Baselworld 2015, we are proud to introduce you to the next addition to the line up in the new Historical Collection from Grand Seiko. The recreation of the 62GS from 1967 was done in 8 different forms, and commemorates their first self-winding Grand Seiko. Today, we feature the SBGA127 in 40mm high-intensity titanium case and bracelet with a stunning blue dial, that was found on last years SBGA105 Self-Dater LE.
In 2005, Seiko introduced the brand Galante with a unique twist behind the whole concept. The development of this line was to apply a sense of sport to the art of attraction. The brands name derives from the Italian term “galante” or in english, gallant, with the implementation of being brave, heroic, or chivalrous in the way of attracting the opposite sex through individuality. The bold and uncompromising design of Galante expresses this in many ways, but today we introduce you to a piece that takes the chivalry concept to a whole new level for Galante. We are proud to introduce you to the fifth model of Galante to appear in the US, and the third featuring their unique Spring Drive movement, the Galante “Fire” Limited Edition.
In 1964, Seiko introduced the second generation of Grand Seiko, labeled the “Self-Dater” model which was the first Grand Seiko to feature not only a date display, but also an enhanced water resistance of 50 meters. From the first Grand Seiko introduced in 1960, Grand Seiko was made to be the best practical watch. The Self-Dater, otherwise known as the 57GS, was the second perfect example of this bearing a Chronometer label on its dial.