Grand Seiko is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Spring Drive and the 65th anniversary of Godzilla with the creation of a king of monsters themed commemorative edition, part of the sport collection.
According to the brand, the famous monster shares an “unlikely but common history” with the brand, with Godzilla having appeared in Ginza, the birthplace of Seiko, in the 1954 film.
The creature makes its presence on the watch in a number of ways, with its signature roar and the “heat ray beam” it shoots from his mouth expressed in the rays of the red dial.
The design of the hands as well as the Lumibrite on the hands, hour markers and bezel, and the high definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating all allow for enhanced legibility.
The lug of the case has a flat surface without distortion by Zaratsu polishing and hairline finish, a case design that the brand says gives an impression of the power and force of the king of monsters.
Thanks to the curve of the lugs and the low center of gravity of the case the watch sits comfortably on any wrist.
The watch is a limited edition of 650 and will be available from November 2019.