In the 1950s, a group of watchmakers got together with the aim of creating the very best watch, the “king” of the industry. In December 1960, that goal became a reality when the first edition was born and appropriately named Grand Seiko. It’s been 60 years (which in Japan is known as a time of renewed energy and re-birth) since that defining moment and the brand is celebrating in a big way. Grand Seiko has announced four new models, each featuring dials in the brand’s signature blue color.
Heritage Collection Hi-Beat 36000 Limited Edition – SBGH281
This men’s watch is unmistakably Grand Seiko, paying tribute to the 44GS model, a design that was the first to truly represent Grand Seiko’s inimitable Japanese style. The gold Grand Seiko symbol and red seconds hand symbolize a sunrise, a new beginning.
Available in February 2020
Limited edition of 1,500
Features: 55 hours of power reserve, accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day, 40mm stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp and push-button release, see-through case back.
Elegance Collection Women’s Automatic Limited Edition – STGK015
Another watch that is distinctly Grand Seiko. Powered by Caliber 9S27, a movement unique to the brand’s women’s collection, this timepiece features diamonds, indisputably appropriate for the brand’s “diamond” anniversary.
Available in February 2020
Limited edition of 300
Features: 50 hours of power reserve, accuracy of +8 to -3 seconds a day, 27.8mm stainless steel case with 56 diamonds (.48 carat) and stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp and push-button release, see-through case back.
Heritage Collection Quartz Limited Edition – SBGP007
The next addition to Grand Seiko’s lineup presents the Caliber 9F85, a new movement that maintains its accuracy when the time zone is changed. The dial has a unique 2020 pattern, marking this transformative year.
Available in March 2020
Limited edition of 2,500
Features: Accuracy of +/- 5 seconds a year, 40mm stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp and push-button release, screw case back with 18K yellow gold plate.
Sport Collection Quartz Limited Edition – SBGP015
Also powered by the Caliber 9F85, this sports timepiece features a ceramic bezel that is almost completely resistant to scratches. LumiBrite markers, hour and minute hands make it extremely legible, even in low-light circumstances.
Available in April 2020
Limited edition of 2,000
Features: Accuracy of +/- 10 seconds a year, 40mm stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp and push-button release, screw case back.
Which new Grand Seiko timepiece is your favorite?