62GS in 1967
Another landmark in function and design for Grand Seiko.
62GS, the first Grand Seiko automatic watch, 1967
When the very first Grand Seiko was created in 1960, precisionwas the primary goal of the design and Grand Seiko soonachieved industry-leading levels of accuracy. With 62GS, thehigh accuracy of Grand Seiko was made more practical, with theinclusion of an automatic winding mechanism. This advancewas an important milestone in Grand Seiko’s never-endingquest to be the world’s most practical luxury watch.
62GS was not only automatic, it was supremely accurate,achieving the level of the highest published standard of the day. The design, too, established a style that has been passed downthe years to today’s Grand Seiko. 62GS had a mirrored, multi_sided case and a wide dial opening, achieved with a bezel-freeconstruction and Grand Seiko’s unique “Zaratsu” polishing. Together, these elements combined to make 62GS a clean, slim,easy-to-read and comfortable watch whose popularity was bothimmediate and lasting. It was distinctive, too. The crown wasrecessed and placed at the 4 o’clock position to dramatize thefact that hand winding was not required, and 62GS also had thelong and razor-edge hands that have always been part of theGrand Seiko signature.