A new creation in the 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. This Grand Seiko watch design takes inspiration from the Nissan GT-R’s iconic blue color, known to car enthusiasts as ‘Bayside blue’, which 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.
The NISSAN racing livery with its distinctive white stripe is reflected in the white crocodile strap and the silver-white color of the dial, creating a perfect aesthetic harmony with the blue of its ceramic case. Both Grand Seiko and the NISSAN GT-R are determined to deliver the best in performance and this shared commitment to perfection is made strikingly clear in this collaborative and commemorative timepiece. The limited edition of 200 Grand Seiko watch will be available in June at selected Grand Seiko and Seiko Boutiques for approximately €21,600 ($24,440).