Timeless Tradition: Celebrating the 55th Anniversary GS from SEIKO

It’s not often that you get to commemorate such a legacy of craftsmanship. Seiko has been consistently producing some of the most competitive time-keeping devices in the world since it first opened its factory doors over 100 years ago. And last Friday night was a celebration of a true classic. EN Japanese Brasserie hosted an evening of indulgence, as admirers to connoisseurs enjoyed an exquisite display of legendary expertise. Grand Seiko Master Craftsman Ikukiyo Komatsu dissected and rebuilt the classic Spring Drive and Chronograph movements, as pallets, pinions and plates sprang back to life right before our eyes.

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Guests were treated to an enticing array of Japanese-inspired hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as Komatsu worked throughout the event, the thirty-plus years of dedication to his craft making the intricate process seem almost effortless. Fellow watch enthusiasts gazed in awe as pieces were meticulously placed, one by one, into what eventually became a working frame–one of the most complex puzzles I’ve witnessed in person.

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It was easily as educational as it was enjoyable as we explored the 55-year history of the elegant GS collection, as well as the new Astron GPS pieces and an exclusive vintage assortment that was the envy of every aficionado. 

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SEIKO has captured moments since 1881, and this night was no different. Learn more about the Grand Seiko collection here

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