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SBGA405

Grand Seiko Sport CollectionGodzilla 65th Anniversary Limited Edition

CONCEPT

The 20th anniversary of Spring Drive is celebrated this year with a new design in Grand Seiko’s sport collection that showcases the watches’ capabilities to withstand the most demanding sport environment. The design brings a new edge to the collection with its sharp corners and bold case and today, a new creation celebrates the anniversaries of both Spring Drive and Japan’s iconic monster, Godzilla, in a striking commemorative edition.

Grand Seiko and Godzilla share an unlikely but common history. Godzilla made its debut in Japan in 1954 and it was in this first Godzilla film that the creature appears in Ginza, the birthplace of Seiko, and destroys the famous clock tower which rises above the Wako store, a retail establishment of Seiko’s that first opened its doors in 1952.

The strength of the Grand Seiko watch is met with the power and force of the king of monsters and with it a brand new creation in the sport collection is born.

MOVIE

Grand Seiko Sport Collection
Godzilla 65th Anniversary Limited Edition

ABOUT GODZILLA

Godzilla first appeared in Toho’s “Godzilla” (1954), a classic monster movie widely regarded a masterpiece. The work launched a monster franchise that expanded over 64 years with more than 30 films. Toho’s line of original movies continues up to the controversial “Shin Godzilla” (2016); the following year, Toho launched its first animated production currently streaming on Netflix. The character has been adapted via numerous international motion pictures, including TriStar Pictures’ “Godzilla” (1998) directed by Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day”) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s “Godzilla” (2014), directed by Gareth Edwards (“Rogue One”), re-introducing the character to a new generation and a global audience. Godzilla continues to stomp through popular culture with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus“), released in May 2019, and “Godzilla vs. Kong” in 2020.
To learn more about Godzilla, visit: www.godzilla.com

DESIGN

The creature makes its fierce presence on the watch in a number of ways. Godzilla’s signature roar and the “heat ray beam” that it shoots from his mouth to strike his opponents is expressed in the rays of the red dial.

The design of the hands as well as the Lumibrite on the hands, hour markers and bezel, and the high definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating all allow for enhanced legibility making it the perfect watch for any sports situation.

The lug of the case has a flat surface without distortion by Zaratsu polishing and hairline finish. It is a case design that gives a impression the power and force of the king of monsters, Godzilla.
Thanks to the curve of the lugs and the low center of gravity of the case the watch sits comfortably on any wrist.

Shark straps adopted to express the texture of Godzilla's skin have red coating, giving the glow of Godzilla.

* The clasp’s material is stainless steel.

The see-through case back is stamped with the scene where Godzilla destroys the iconic clock tower that had long been the symbol of the area and still stands today at the main intersection of the Ginza district.
The watch will be available as a limited edition of just 650 in November, 2019 at selected Grand Seiko and Seiko boutiques and selected retail partners across the world.

* In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.

MESSAGE

Just as the lion is the king of beasts, Godzilla, the king of monsters, would be appropriate for the case back of this Grand Seiko watch. I wanted to create a completely new Godzilla and gave my best to design this in the image of what can be called ‘Grand Godzilla’.

“Shin Godzilla” Special effects director

Shinji Higuchi

Grand Seiko Sport CollectionGodzilla 65th Anniversary Limited Edition

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MOVEMENT

Caliber 9R15

AUTOMATIC SPRING DRIVE 3-DAY

Caliber 9R15

Caliber 9R15 is specially adjusted Caliber 9R65, to deliver an even higher level of precision.
Caliber 9R65 is ±15 seconds a month (equivalent to ±1 second per day), whereas Caliber 9R15 is ±10 seconds a month (equivalent to ±0.5 seconds per day).
The difference between the two movements lies in the quartz crystal oscillator, which delivers accurate electrical signals.
All 9R Spring Drive use quartz crystal oscillator with stable accuracy. Among them, only quartz crystal oscillator, which exhibit particularly excellent performance, are selected and mounted on the Caliber 9R15.


The Grand Seiko lion in 18K gold graces the oscillating weight to symbolize the enhanced accuracy.

Grand Seiko Sport Collection
Godzilla 65th Anniversary Limited Edition

SBGA405

[ Caliber 9R15 ]

Limited edition of 650

Available Nov 2019

SPECIFICATIONS

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