Swiss horology has a Holy Trinity: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet. They’re also known as the New King, the Old King and the Young Prince. While this doesn’t provide a complete picture of modern haute horlogerie, it’s true: Patek Philippe rules . . .
Grand Seiko makes a lot of watches. The GS website divides their timepieces into four categories: Elegance (34 watches), Heritage (62 watches), Sport (29 watches) and Limited (24 watches). Excluding overlap, there are 125 model choices. Not to mention around a dozen special editions. How do you choose? Try this three-step process . . .
The Grand Seiko maintenance video below is causing quite a stir, in its own little way. “I’m not the only one who gets emotional watching this,” Nicholas Packwood commented underneath Grand Seiko Complete Service. “Like family. It’s spiritual.” Davidc5191 reckons. “It’s like watching open-heart surgery.” It is. And I’m happy to report it’s the best thing to happen to Grand Seiko’s reputation since, um, ever . . .