It was the determination to excel that brought about the birth of Grand Seiko in 1960. Ever since that time, the idea that drove the designers and engineers was that Grand Seiko should be the “ideal” watch with industry-leading standards of precision, durability, and beauty.
Every aspect of Grand Seiko’s production process adheres to the brand’s meticulous standards. Every detail, from development, through design, to manufacturing is scrutinized to ensure the best possible result. Assembly and adjustment are taken care of in-house, with even the final inspection and shipping enacted with the same thought and care.
The birth of Grand Seiko and the release of the first Grand Seiko watch, produced in Suwa Seikosha (now Seiko Epson).
Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments) produced its first Grand Seiko watch, the venerable 44GS.
The first Grand Seiko self-winding model, the 62GS was released. The crown was recessed and placed at the 4 o’clock position to dramatize the fact that hand winding was not required.
In 1968, a Grand Seiko movement was awarded the overall prize as the best mechanical watches in the Geneva observatory competition.
Work began on the development of the Spring Drive movement concept.
The first Grand Seiko quartz watch, the 95GS was born. It far exceeded the performance of all regular quartz watches with its accuracy of ±10 seconds per year.
Grand Seiko successfully submitted movements to COSC for official testing and accreditation.
In 1997 Seiko unveiled the 9F6 series, with a superior level of case design that made Grand Seiko quartz watches even more comfortable to wear.
The first Spring Drive Calibre was born.
2003 saw the creation of new quartz watch series whose resistance to magnetism was a remarkable 40,000 A/m.
In 2004, the first Grand Seiko Spring Drive, a model using Calibre 9R65, was released.
In 2005, the Calibre 9R66 Spring Drive GMT was created.
The Calibre 9S67 automatic mechanical 3-day-power-reserve movement was released.
Seiko created its first all-ceramic case and launched a new collection of watches.
The 9R01 Spring Drive 8-day power reserve was unveiled.
- SBGA211 Snowflake
- SBGA373G Spring Drive
- SBGE249 Silver Blizzard
- SBGH267 Hi-Beat
- SBGJ201 Mt. Iwate
- SBGR253 37mm
- SBGR311 Limited Edition
- SLGH003 9SA5 Hi-Beat
- SLGH005 White Birch