GRAND SEIKO HISTORICAL COLLECTION 62GS
62GS in 1967 Another landmark in function and design for Grand Seiko.

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.

The re-creation design

The re-creation design

The original design has been replicated asfaithfully as possible, with the crown at the 4o’clock position, symbolizing the convenience ofthe self-winding mechanism.

Bezel-free construction

The crystal is fixed directly to the case in this bezelfree construction, so that the dial opening is as wide as possible and the time as legible as possible.

Exterior design

The extended case sides are also zaratsu-polished, to create distortion free surfaces

Crown

Placed at the 4 o’clock position, the crown is recessed into the case, to dramatize the fact that there is no need for the watch to be wound by hand. However, in today’s revival design, a hand winding mechanism has been added.

A perfect fusion of case and bracelet

The lugs are cut almost flush to the edge of the crystal and the case is finished using Grand Seiko’s unique zaratsu polishing technique for a mirror-like, distortion-free finish with high contrast.

Case back

The case back emblem and function indicator layout designs are faithfully replicated using raised relief stamping.

Case size

The case was enlarged slightly from the original for ease of use in line with modern proportions.
Grand Seiko Historical Collection The re-creation models Mechanical Caliber 9S65
SBGR095 Limited Edition of 600pcs
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SBGR091 Limited Edition of 100pcs
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SBGR092 Limited Edition of 100pcs
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SBGR094 Limited Edition of 100pcs
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The modern re-interpretation

The modern
re-interpretation

Spring Drive or hi-Beat? The choice is yours.

This modern re-interpretation design retains the shape and feel of the 1967 62GS and brings it up to date with the inclusion of two of Grand Seiko’s very latest calibers, the highly accurate Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 caliber 9S85 and Spring Drive Caliber 9R65.

Bezel-free construction

The crystal is fixed directly to the case in this bezel-free construction, so that the dial opening is as wide as possible and the time as legible as possible.

Exterior design

Each surface of the multi-faceted case is polished by hand using our Zaratsu technique, making the watch sparkle and reflect light from every angle.

Crown

As both the Hi-beat and Spring Drive calibers have hand-winding as well as self-winding, functions, the crown has been moved from the original 4 o’clock position to 3 o’clock.

A perfect fusion of case and bracelet

The lugs are cut almost flush to the edge of the crystal and the case is finished using Grand Seiko’s unique zaratsu polishing technique for a mirror-like, distortion-free finish with high contrast.

Case back

Screw see-through case back.

Case size

The case was made slightly larger than the reissue model.
Grand Seiko Historical Collection The modern re-interpretation models Mechanical Hi-Beat 36,000 Caliber 9S85
SBGH037 Limited Edition of 1,000pcs
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SBGH039 Limited Edition of 700pcs
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Grand Seiko Historical Collection The modern re-interpretation models Spring Drive Caliber 9R65
SBGA125 Limited Edition of 1,000pcs
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SBGA127 Limited Edition of 700pcs
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