Jun. 7, 2022

The 55th anniversary of the 44GS design is celebrated in a watch inspired by the sea of clouds in Shinshu.

The dial has the rich texture of the blue-tinged clouds found in the Shinshu region.

The 1967 44GS was the watch that first embodied the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”, the set of nine principles which gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and which still inspires every new creation today.

As part of the year-long celebration of the 55th anniversary of the 44GS, Grand Seiko introduces a quartz watch that embodies the spirit of this seminal 1967 design and offers a remarkable precision rate of +5 to -5 seconds per year.

The dial is as remarkable as the caliber that delivers this exceptional accuracy. It has the texture of the sea of clouds that form around the mountains on some mornings in the Shinshu region where this and all Grand Seiko quartz watches are made. Sometimes, the air is so still and humid that dense clouds gather and overlap to create a sea of clouds above Shinshu’s lowlands that stretches away to the horizon in every direction and that is tinged with blue, reflected down from the clear skies above them.

The five-pointed star at the six o’clock position
symbolizes the watch’s high accuracy.
The fine finish of the movement with its tempered
blue screws are revealed by the sapphire case back.

This new addition to the Heritage Collection will be available in July as a limited edition of 2,000 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retailers worldwide.

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Grand Seiko Heritage Collection
44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition

Caliber 9F85
Driving system: quartz
Accuracy: +5 to -5 seconds per year (at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)
Time difference adjustment function

Stainless steel case and bracelet
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 10.7mm
Limited edition of 2,000
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €3,800