For over 50 years, Grand Seiko has been the story of dedication to perfecting the deceptively simple idea of creating the ideal watch. Even with the changing technology, the spirit of the Grand Seiko 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, the Grand Seiko has continued to evolve and include additional complications including 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, Grand Seiko watches were released for women, were 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. The first Spring Drive Chronograph was released in 2007 featuring an accurate chronograph driven by a main spring. Still today, Grand Seiko continues to produce superbly accurate watches while maintaining the same spirit of the original Grand Seiko.