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Comfort & Durability

The new Grand Seiko watches are poised to take the brand to a whole new level of fine watchmaking. Since its launch in 1960, every Grand Seiko watch has displayed a consistent commitment to the pure essentials of watchmaking. Precision, legibility, comfort & durability are the attributes that have always defined Grand Seiko.

For 2016, Grand Seiko has introduced two new creations that take the essential values of Grand Seiko in new, exciting and creatively rewarding directions. The Black Ceramic Limited Edition is both practical and durable – combining two vital attributes of all the best sports watches. These are also the core values of Grand Seiko. There are four models, each one a limited edition.

All timepieces use Spring Drive GMT calibers and two feature chronographs. The materials and five-piece construction are designed for strength and lightness. The inner case is made from high-intensity titanium and the outer shells and bezel are zirconia ceramic which is stronger and tougher than any other fine ceramic and seven times harder on the Vickers scale than stainless steel.

This combination of materials makes the case 25% lighter than stainless steel and virtually impervious to scratches. While the black color is new to Grand Seiko, the clear ridges on the facets of the case and the diamond-cut hands and markers make the watches instantly recognizable as Grand Seiko.

The movements are specially adjusted to deliver an even higher level of precision, ±10 seconds a month, and the Grand Seiko lion in 18K gold graces the oscillating weight to symbolize the enhanced accuracy.

The green dial model also conveys a subtle symbol of the provenance of this new design. The fir tree motif on the dial was inspired by the Onbashira festival that is held every six years in Suwa, near the studio where the watch is made. The centerpiece of this festival is the carrying of huge fir trees down the mountainside to the shrine, where they are raised as symbols of the shrine’s renewal and its 1200 year old tradition.