In 1967, the 44GS model was launched, the watch that brought the unmistakable style of Grand Seiko to life. Now, two new releases celebrate this iconic design, capturing every detail from the hands to the case. It’s a watch that showcases Japanese aesthetics in a modern way.
The Grand Seiko style embodied in the 44GS draws inspiration from the straight lines and flat surfaces found in certain traditional japanese crafts, including sliding paper doors, folding screens, and fans. This direction was also chosen for the dials of these two watches.
In these two new models, the radiant pattern is formed by multiple flat surfaces and right angles, reminiscent of kamisen, japanese paper fans. This approach seamlessly integrates with the design of the 44GS case. The creation of japanese fans is an art that involves numerous steps, requiring the patience and precision of craftsmen. The unique angular shape of paper fans creates an intricate play of light and shadow.
A vivid thermally blued steel seconds hand marks the time on the white patterned dial. The watch is powered by the mechanical caliber 9S64, a manual-winding movement that boasts a continuous maximum power reserve of 72 hours when fully charged.
The Grand Seiko style resonates in the radiant pattern of straight lines that epitomizes Japan’s aesthetic beauty in these two medium-sized 44GS models. Both watches will be available in Grand Seiko boutiques and selected retailers in Europe starting from November. In Portugal, Grand Seiko models can be found at David Rosas boutiques.