For over 50 years, Grand Seiko has been a story of dedication, perfecting the deceptively simple idea of creating the ideal watch. Even with the changing technology, the spirit of the brand has remained the same. The very first Grand Seiko model was produced in Suwa Seikosha (current Seiko Epson) in central Japan. Since the release of this watch in 1960, it has continued to evolve and include additional complications like calendar functions. In 1967, the 44GS was released, being the first model to embody the exterior design concept of the “Grand Seiko Style,” which is still seen today. Through the years that followed, the luxury brand has released watches for women, designed to be very precise and even featured both quartz and automatic movements. In 2002, for the first time in Grand Seiko history, the watch featured a fourth hand GMT function. Then in 2007, the first Spring Drive Chronograph was released featuring an accurate chronograph driven by a main spring. Still today, the brand continues to produce superbly accurate watches while maintaining the same spirit behind the original model.