Grand Seiko watches have always been renowned for carrying a timelessly classic presence with an air of sporty casualness about them and to honour their very first automatically engineered watch from the year of 1967, the independent watch brand has faithfully replicated their signature piece to allow watch enthusiasts of the Japanese movement to adorn their wrists and enjoy the Seiko magic all over again. Grand Seiko watches are in a field of their own. There is nothing quite like their symbolic signature pieces, denoting supreme, industry-leading levels of accuracy and mechanical genius. The new line of 62GS Limited Editions are re-interpretations of the indigenous masterpieces. Cementing their core values into place with their new 8 part collection of historical specialities, the 62GS range supports their strengths in quintessential, high precision watch pioneering of the last century.
The brand has endeavoured to achieve their quest in providing practical watches of luxury and their success is reflected through their instant yet long lasting popularity. The advancements of the 62GS came thick and fast once the inclusion of the automatic winding mechanism was employed. The bezel-free construction was (and still is) a feature that set new benchmarks for the future of mechanical watchmaking. This facet allowed the face to have a wider and more spacious appeal, a unique aesthetical quality that was rarely seen on the market at that time. The combination of this component along with a clean and slim, easy-to-read dial had the edge over many other watch manufacturers of the 1960’s who focussed on German designs. Now, commemorating their consequential breakthroughs, the crown at the 4 o’clock position remains recessed into the case, accentuating the slender contours of the watch frame and emphasising the advantage of the “no hand-wind” feature. The extended case sides are Zaratsu polished – a process that requires a high level of care to apply a rotating tin plate to the case at a very precise angle. The result is a mirrored finish with no distortion. The final shaping and cutting of the new 62GS allows the watch to sit flush in between the lugs on the wrist and the sapphire crystal glass front. The new designs bear two sizes, the 42.5mm and the 37.6mm, both of which are powered by Seiko’s mechanical Caliber 9S65 with 72 hour power reserves. The beautiful stainless steel version is limited to 600 pieces whilst the two alternative versions etched in yellow gold and rose gold are limited to 100. Other variations of the 62GS, taking on a more modernistic external design are also available for pre-order. Finally using the method of raised relief stamping, the patriotic Grand Seiko lion graces the stainless steel case back depicting the acclaimed “King of Watches”. This fine decoration sees that the appreciation for such close attention to detail is returned to Grand Seiko through the dedication and long-living gratitude of their devotees.