Grand Seiko began its journey sixty years ago, driven by the artisan’s heart to create something simple in form yet elegant in nature. The luxury of each Grand Seiko timepiece is evident without being overt, and many a watch enthusiast has a Grand Seiko on their must-haves bucket list.
Grand Seiko has three collections, each one embodying the premium craftsmanship the brand is known for. The Heritage Collection watches are classically designed but utilize the most modern movements and techniques. The Elegance Collection watches are perfect for everyday use but also have such refinement that they would not be out of place as a special occasion piece. The Sports Collection watches are meant for those who live a more active and adventurous lifestyle.
Grand Seiko has numerous avid and loyal enthusiasts across the globe, and to pique their interest just a little more, Grand Seiko launched the Grand Seiko Snowflake. The watch is luxury timepiece featuring a dial surface that resembles windblown snow. Created in the Grand Seiko Shinshu Watch Studio in Japan, this watch features ethereal beauty along with the precision movement.
Grand Seiko craftsman Takuya Nishinaka joined Seiko Epson more than a decade ago. He has spent the time since then involved in various aspects of watch production — from the GS Movement & Case Assembly in the “Takumi” Studio, to the Movement Automatic Assembly Production Team. It has been time well spent, as evidenced by the awards and certificates he has won for his craftsmanship. The Gold Medal on Japan Technical Skill Olympic in watch repairing section in 2012 and the 1st Level National Certificate of Skilled Watch Craftsman are just a couple of his watch-related accolades. Mr. Nishinaka now focuses his time on training the young generation of craftsmen, inspiring them to hone their skills and to grow in expertise.
Seiko’s long time business partner, President Karl Dy, is happy to make the brand more accessible to Filipino horologists who have previously had to search for their grail watches overseas. “We know how big the watch collector community has grown in the Philippines, with many enthusiasts going for luxury brands that have a long, proud heritage such as that of the Grand Seiko. We are proud to bring in the Grand Seiko concept store to the country, especially with the expertise that has been shared with us by Craftsman Nishinaka, to demonstrate the technology that goes inside each timepiece. Aside from the Snowflake, we are planning to bring in more styles in the future for our collections from the proud 60-year history of the brand.”