Grand Seiko’s Urushi Dials Give The Elegance Collection A Competitive Edge (And Eye Candy)

Two new members of the Grand Seiko Elegance Collection are outfitted with superb Urushi lacquer dials nestled within pink gold cases. While this Japanese lacquer can be applied to a variety of different objects, it is primarily known in the Western world as an artistic decoration on high-end fountain pens. Here Martin Green explains how Urushi dials give Grand Seiko an edge over its competition.

5 Vibrant New Timepieces From Patek Philippe, Tutima, Glashütte Original, Nomos Glashütte, And Grand Seiko

Each year usually has its own distinctive color trend. While an armada of new watches with green dials sailed into view last year, following in the wake of an even more powerful fleet of blue dials in previous years, 2019 seems to be all about a wide variety of colors with many refined pieces in eye-catching hues. Color has never looked so spectacular, so let’s dive right into five of 2019’s brightest newcomers.

Visiting Seiko’s Haute Horlogerie Micro Artist Division

Seiko’s story is much more complicated than most people might think. This is a manufacturer that not only followed a trend, but actually created some of its own, capitalizing on expertise, knowledge, and skills that were practically the mother of necessity for this manufacturer located so far away from the established European centers of watchmaking. Including its extraordinary Micro Artist Division.

Seiko Credor Reference GXBE998 Pocket Watch dial and back

Seiko’s Credor Turns 45 – And Celebrates With Incredibly Detailed, Engraved Reference GXBE998 Pocket Watch

The Seiko Credor GXBE998 pocket watch’s “secret” is an engraving that celebrates life. The brand’s artists honor Credor’s 45th anniversary with something truly unique: a three-dimensional hand-engraving of the tree of life, which is a significant concept in both the Shinto and Buddhist religions.

Seiko Prospex 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition wristshot

Seiko Prospex 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition: It’s Turtle Time Again!

Seiko has plunged once again into its rich history, this time resurfacing with a cool limited edition timekeeper drawing inspiration from the aptly named “1970s diver’s watch.”

Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon

Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon: A Masterpiece Of Horological Art – Reprise

When most people think of Seiko, they think of the mass-produced quartz watches that dominated the world’s markets in the 1980s and thereafter. What many don’t realize is that Seiko, one of only a handful of companies able to manufacture a watch from A to Z, makes the full range all the way up to full-on mechanical handmade horological delicacies with fine finishing and artful embellishment. And they don’t come more full on than the Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

The Sense And Non-Sense Of Watches In Movies Starring Cartier, Seiko, Bremont, Omega, And More (Archive)

There was a time when viewers didn’t consciously pay that much attention to what kind of wristwatches movie characters wore. This often meant that actors wore their personal watches on set, sometimes even when it didn’t suit the movie. Today placing a wristwatch in a big film is big business, which also changes the types of timepieces characters now wear.

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial

5 Professional Diver’s Watches Surfacing At Baselworld 2018 From Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Seiko And Longines

Diver’s watches were to be found all over Baselworld 2018, and Sabine shares her favorite newcomers in this technical field. These five debutants delight with their unique styles and convincing technical features. No wonder, for each one of them was made by an expert in the category.

The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT was awarded the “Petite Aiguille” prize for best watch under 8,000 swiss francs by the jury of the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Grand Seiko: Already Big In Japan And Getting Bigger Near You (Archive)

Seiko’s story is much more complicated than most people might think. This is a manufacturer that doesn’t follow trends, but has created a few of its own, capitalizing on various types of expertise and knowledge that were the mother of necessity for a manufacturer located so far away from the established centers of watchmaking in Europe. Grand Seiko is the most appealing line to connoisseurs of fine watchmaking, and we look at it in some depth here.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 V.F.A (Ref. SBGH265)

Seiko Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Grand Seiko 9S Caliber With 4 New Models

Grand Seiko makes some of the finest movements in the world, so it seems only natural that the Japanese brand pull out all the stops for Baselworld 2018: limited editions with the latest technology that also conserve original aesthetics – a task that the Japanese watch giant fulfills with much aplomb.