The latest Grand Seiko sport collection pays homage to an emblematic Japanese classic, the NISSAN GT-R which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a very special edition of just 200 pieces.Introduced in 1969, the Skyline 2000 GT-R was the first in this celebrated series. Since then, the GT-R has earned its place in sports car history as setting the absolute standard in performance and has continuously showcased NISSAN’s passion for, and mastery of, car making. Cutting edge technology combined with Japanese craftsmanship makes possible the precision and high performance of each generation of these remarkable sports cars. Since 1960, Grand Seiko has also set the very highest standards in the essentials of watchmaking, accuracy, durability and legibility, thanks to the skills and experience of its Japanese watchmakers and craftsmen. The unique Spring Drive technology was launched in 1999, 20 years ago
Seiko has taken inspiration from the GT-R’s iconic blue color and maintained it well in the latest model, The ‘Bayside blue’, is reflected in the blue of the ceramic outer case. This ceramic and the inner case made by light high-intensity titanium protects the watch from scratches while fitting comfortably on the wrist and delivers 10 bar water resistance.
The Spring Drive movement can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back and the GT-R anniversary emblem in 18K yellow gold is set into the oscillating weight to symbolize the watch’s enhanced accuracy level of ±0.5 seconds per day. The stopwatch measures elapsed time for up to twelve hours and is the perfect caliber with which to celebrate the twin anniversaries of Spring Drive and the NISSAN GT-R.
Limited to 200 pieces,Priced at US$ 21,000,available from June 2019 at SEIKO