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Originating in Japan, the GS9 Club is a membership organization created specifically for watch enthusiasts who purchased a Grand Seiko timepiece from a Grand Seiko Boutique, Salon or Mastershop.
Manhattan will get its own monobrand on Madison in December while Miami will welcome a showroom into its Design District.
There is an inherent contradiction in the phrase contemporary classic; comprising both current and timeless in one description. But that is precisely what we have found in these five fabulous watches that will never go out of style.
Both watches are said to exemplify founder Kintaro Hattori’s dedication to the mastery of every aspect of the watchmaker’s art.
GS and Hodinkee say they have been working for three years on the design of an automatic GMT with a muted blue dial color described in Japanese as Yūgure, meaning dusk.
The Japanese watchmaker describes its Hi Beat 9SA5, with 80 hours of power reserve, as “without a doubt the finest mechanical caliber Grand Seiko has ever created”.
60 years after Seiko's creation of Grand Seiko, and just a decade after it was launched outside its native Japan, the brand has overtaken some of Switzerland’s most famous and venerable luxury watchmakers to break into and climb the top 10 marques in the United States.
The movement, code-named the T0, is the first tourbillon from Grand Seiko, and also incorporates a constant force mechanism.
To the watchmakers that work at the Shizukuishi studio, the sky’s blue hue is ideal for the dial of its SBGR321.
Throughout the Watchonista open day, the team hosted a variety of product demonstrations, watchmaking tutorials, and a special Instagram Q&A with Grand Seiko’s Joe Kirk.