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A Grand Seiko Watchmaking Demonstration at J Farren-Price

Exclusivity is everything among the fraternity of watch enthusiasts. Hence why Grand Seiko is a name revered among these small and intimate circles. On Sunday 16th February 2020, J Farren-Price hosted an exclusive watchmaking demonstration to celebrate the launch of luxury watch brand Grand Seiko into their Sydney boutique.

The watchmaking demonstration featured Master Craftsman, Mr. Ikukiyo Komatsu from Japan, demonstrating his skills with the complex design and technology behind the Grand Seiko Spring Drive watch movement. Mr Komatsu joined SEIKO in 1982. In 1985 he won 1st prize in the Japan Technical Skill s Olympics for watch repairing. Today Mr. Komatsu is in charge of training and and handing over his skills in watching to the other watch makers at Grand Seiko. 

Grand Seiko already boasts an extensive range of luxury watches made by master craftsmen in their two exclusive watchmaking workshops. Vincent Cuche, Strategic Planning Manager, Seiko Australia who hosted the event with Julian Farren-Price, commented: 

“Grand Seiko has brought new standards to the watchmaking industry through traditional Japanese craftsmanship and watchmaking innovation, establishing unique design codes through consistent product development along the way.”

Grand Seiko has now become highly sought after in the world of horology because of its pristine and signature design features that make any of its lineup instantly recognisable. 

This includes the polishing technique known as Zaratsu – a style of highly reflective, hand-finished polishing that essentially illuminates the interaction of the light with the surface of the case, resulting in an ultra-smooth watch with breathtaking clarity and detail.

Explore the full range online or visit our Sydney boutique today at 80 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000.

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