The 60th anniversary of Grand Seiko is marked by the re-creation of the 1960 original
2020 is a special year for Grand Seiko as it is the 60th anniversary of its creation. The date was December 18, 1960. For some time, a determined team in Seiko's Suwa facility in central Japan had been working on the creation of a watch that would be as precise, durable, comfortable and beautiful as humanly possible. On that day, the result of all their efforts was released. It was a watch with a 14k gold filled case and a slim movement whose precision met the highest international standard of the time. Such was the level of their achievement that it was decided to call the watch Grand Seiko. Now, in this special year, a new re-creation of the first Grand Seiko watch from 1960 takes its permanent place in the collection.
The case shape and the softly curved dial and hands are entirely faithful to the 1960 original, but the case back is now in sapphire, revealing the beautiful finish of the movement. In line with today's aesthetic, the case diameter has been increased from 35mm to 38mm and a three-fold clasp makes the watch easy to wear.
The third case is in Brilliant Hard Titanium, which is exclusive to Grand Seiko. It is as light as pure titanium but twice as hard as stainless steel and therefore highly resistant to scratches. Its color is brighter than the other forms of titanium used for Grand Seiko and allows the Zaratsu polished surfaces to stand out even more prominently.
Case Material : Titanium
Glass Material : Dual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass Coating : Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size : Diameter 38mm × Thickness 10.9mm
Band Material : Crocodile leather
Clasp type : Three-fold clasp with push button release
Caliber no. : 9S64 Instructions
Movement Type : Manual winding
Power reserve : Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
Accuracy : +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static) / +10 to -1 seconds per day (normal usage accuracy)
Water resistance : Splash Resistant
Magnetic resistance : Equipped
Weight : 55.0 g
Other details / Features :
・Case back with lion emblem
・See-through case back
・Stop second hand function