Grand Seiko Notes Govt Honour For Master Watchmaker

Proper watchmaking is still a human thing, depsite the steady march of the AI controlled machines. Sure, Rolex can bang out over a million watches a year and partly, that is down to automated machinery which designs, cuts, shapes, polishes and finishes all manner of parts and even assembles some of them using the sort…

Grand Seiko Sets Up Asia-Pacific Subsidiary

The recent announcement by Grand Seiko that a separate subsidiary will manage their watch brand in the Asia-Pacific region shows how the world economy has changed. Countries like China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are all growing. Plus Singapore and the Philippines have local watch manufacturing facilities which may be of interest to Grand…

Pagani Quartz Channels That GS Vibe

Who doesn’t love the classic lines and sheer elegance of the Grand Seiko Spring Drive, especially with a snowflake dial? It’s a dress watch from another time, an elegant accessory to a new suit you might wear to that brainstorming office meeting. Yeah, remember those, real meetings? Anyway Pagani Design have the solution for the…

Grand Seiko 44GS, Anniversary Edition

The latest model from Grand Seiko is an elegant 55th anniversary edition of the 44GS dress watch. It’s a limited  run of 1500 pieces and retails in Europe at about 8,200 euros. Steel case, sapphire crystal and 72 hours of power reserve from the 9R31 movement. Classic looks and a safe investment watch we think,…

Seestern Grand Seiko Homage, Worth a Look?

Chinese brand Seestern is one of the better choices on AliExpress. True, their dive models tend to cost a bit more than a `sterile’ dial, DG movement rival. But you get a bit more quality control with the brands like Pagani, Heimdallr, San Martin and others – including Seestern. So the latest model is a…

The 36mm Grand Seiko Sakura Blossoms

The latest from Grand Seiko; The 1967 44GS was the watch that first embodied the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”, the set of nine principles which gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and which still inspires every new creation. Now, 55 years on from its first appearance, the 44GS design is commemorated…

Grand Seiko Kodo Tourbillon is Something Special

Grand Seiko is producing some outstanding work this year and Watches & Wonders is the place to see it. Just superb detailing, next level craft. Respect. The price? About £310,000 says the FT today. Yeah that beautiful art costs lots of time and money. Here’s the word from GS; Grand Seiko reaches a new milestone…

ICYMI: Two New Ltd Editions From Grand Seiko

The latest from Grand Seiko, just simple, elegant watches and now made from Ever Brilliant steel, which should help keep them looking minty for a few years longer. Just 550 pieces of each model by the way. It’s hard to deduce a price from the GS website, which is being coy on that detail, let’s…