The glide motion seconds hand, the visual signature of Spring Drive. Like time itself, it moves smoothly, silently and precisely.
The seconds hand of a Spring Drive watch has no “tick” but glides smoothly and silently across the dial. This glide motion hand expresses perfectly the Japanese conception of time as ever flowing. The speed of the seconds hand is regulated by a magnetic brake that is applied 256 times per second.
The first Grand Seiko Spring Drive watch with caliber 9R65 was released in 2004. It has a power reserve indicator at the 7 o’clock position and a power reserve of 72 hours. Automatic winding. Precision of one second a day. 41.0mm stainless steel case. This classic Grand Seiko design was reborn in 2017 with the Grand Seiko name at the twelve o’clock position.