Case Material : 18k yellow gold Glass Material : Dual-curved sapphire crystal Glass Coating : Anti-reflective coating on inner surface Case size : Diameter 38mm × Thickness 10.9mm Band Material : Crocodile leather Clasp type : Three-fold clasp with push button release
Water resistance : Splash Resistant Other details / Features :
- ・18K yellow gold clasp
- ・24 jewels
- ・Case back with lion emblem
- ・See-through case back
- ・Stop seconds hand function
2020 is a special year for Grand Seiko as it is the 60th anniversary of its creation. The date was December 18, 1960. For some time, a determined team in Seiko’s Suwa facility in central Japan had been working on the creation of a watch that would be as precise, durable, comfortable and beautiful as humanly possible. On that day, the result of all their efforts was released. It was a watch with a 14k gold filled case and a slim movement whose precision met the highest international standard of the time. Such was the level of their achievement that it was decided to call the watch Grand Seiko. Now, in this special year, a new re-creation of the first Grand Seiko watch from 1960 takes its permanent place in the collection.
The case shape and the softly curved dial and hands are entirely faithful to the 1960 original, but the case back is now in sapphire, revealing the beautiful finish of the movement. In line with today’s aesthetic, the case diameter has been increased from 35mm to 38mm and a three-fold clasp makes the watch easy to wear.
The case in 18k yellow gold version, the dial carries the star mark that signifies that its hour markers are in 18k gold.