Handmade by artisans in the heart of Japan, Grand Seiko represents the height of watchmaking free of the traditional restraints in watchmaking; free of the pomp and circumstance built from hundreds of years of tradition; free of the weight of a watchmaking tradition that exists on the other side of the globe. Grand Seiko instead built its own name on the quality of its movements; the caliber of its metals, and the superiority of its craftsmanship – focusing on the finer things in watchmaking – and delivering some of the most advanced watch movements in Haute Horology.
What Grand Seiko delivered in five short decades included the famed Spring Drive that actually pairs the accuracy of the quartz watch with the craftsmanship of the mechanical watch; the Calibre 9F Quartz movement that senses the air temperature, changes its oscillator frequency accordingly to maintain optimal accuracy according to the temperature of the air; and the Hi-Beat 36,000 that beats at 5 Hz. These three movements alone would make a watch company a legend.
Burdeen’s Jewelry is proud to be a Grand Seiko Authorized Dealer in the Chicagoland area. You can visit our Buffalo Grove store, or our boutique located on the Magnificent Mile to shop our new and preowned watch collections.
Shirakaba. The white birch tree that thrives in Shizukuishi.
Powered by the revolutionary Caliber 9SA5, the watch captures the dynamism of the white birch tree forests near the studio in Shizukuishi, where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are crafted.
The dial of the Spring Drive SLGA021, which evokes the surface of this very body of water. When one looks upon it, they can’t help but see gentle waves wafting over the wind-swept lake in the pre-dawn stillness. The watch is powered by the Caliber 9RA2 Spring Drive 5 days movement.