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Time and Nature in perfect harmony.

A new Grand Seiko creation inspired by the serene blue waters of Lake Suwa

A Grand Seiko creation powered by a new Spring Drive movement celebrates the company’s 140th anniversary.

Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881 and led it until his death at the age of 73 in 1934. His philosophy was that his company should be “Always one step ahead of the rest” and, while it was not created until 1960, nothing better expresses the power of his vision than Grand Seiko with its unique design, leading edge manufacturing and exquisite finishing.

Today, Grand Seiko commemorates the 140th anniversary of the foundation of Kintaro’s company with a creation powered by the new Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA2. The watch’s dial is inspired by the calm waters of Lake Suwa that lies close to the Shinshu Watch Studio where the watch is made.

Minamo. The quiet water surface of Lake Suwa.