Our last few Grand Seiko men's replica events at Topper featured Grand Seiko's legendary Japanese craftsmen performing impressive demonstrations disassembling and reassembling their esteemed calibres. This Thursday, May 11, 2017, will be a different type of event. Our good friend, Seiko USA’s Rusty Rowlands, will present prototypes of the new 2017 models released at Baselworld and discuss the new direction and hugely popular rebranding of Grand Seiko.
The 40mm Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT Replica calibre’s case and other key design elements are the same as those of the acclaimed model, SBGJ005, which won the “Petite Aiguille” award in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2014. However, this new creation has a special dial and oscillating weight to express a new theme that evokes the landscape of the Iwate Prefecture in Northern Japan where the Grand SEIKO replica watch is made.
Hokusai's series of woodblock prints "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," particularly "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" inspired the Seiko Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition replica watch. This is most obviously reflected the dial design as well as the fact that fugaku is another word for Mt. Fuji in Japan.