Seiko, the global watch brand, renowned for its technology and innovation, inaugurated their exclusive collection of Grand Seiko at CT Pundole & Sons, Pune.
It was launched in the presence of Mr Susumu Kawanishi, Senior Vice President – Seiko Watch Corporation, Japan, Mr. Niladri Mazumder, President and Chief Operating Officer- Seiko Watch India, Mr. Cawas Pundole Managing Director and Mr. Hormuz Pundole, Director, CT Pundole.
The concept of Grand Seiko was born from the desire to build the world’s best watch, and the collection continues to push precision in mechanical watches to the limits of timekeeping technology.
Since 1960, Grand Seiko has always stayed far ahead in design and technology and continues offering uniqueness and distinctiveness in its design, character, presentation and, more recently, its calibres. In order to further reinforce its unique appeal and to reach out to a wider audience, Grand Seiko in 2017 took a step further and is now an entirely separate brand.
Grand Seiko has lived a truly independent life since Baselworld 2017 and has set out on a new journey to conquer heights of watch-making excellence and commercial success. The brand expanded its appeal with new design areas. Last year, the range was expanded with Grand Seiko’s sports model and, for 2017, to build on this success the brand has come up with a collection of new sports designs, including a hi-beat diver’s watch and a series of Spring Drive chronographs.
Mr Kawanishi, Senior Vice President – Seiko Watch Corporation at the launch expressed his delight, “Since the beginning, Grand Seiko’s mission has been to design the most advanced practical watches in the world. India is witnessing a growth in the luxury watch segment seeing many luxury watch makers such as Baume & Mercier watches as just one example, and our partnership with CT Pundole affirms our commitment to the Indian market.
“I’m delighted to be here in the city of Pune for their 110th year celebrations. My hearty congratulations to all at CT Pundole. And it is my pleasure to state that the best of Grand Seiko watches will now be available at CT Pundole and the watch connoisseurs will now be able to see and purchase the new Grand Seiko watches in Pune in tune with its launch in New York, London, Paris, LA and other great cities in the world.”
Mr Niladri Mazumder, President and COO Seiko Watch India at the occasion shared, “I would like to thank CT Pundole and sons, for providing us with this wonderful opportunity to introduce Grand SEIKO to the city of Pune.”
A wide range of Grand Seiko collection will be now available at CT Pundole & Sons. The highlight of the Grand Seiko is the 9S automatic calibre and technical innovations. Grand Seiko 9S calibre features in three new watches, with a revamped case and a unique dial. The calibre which was first launched in 1988, has evolved over the years and is the epitome of accuracy in the latest 9S85 Hi-Beat 36000 calibre (SBGH267). Grand Seiko is known to understate its accuracy which is mostly a good deal, as the watches always over deliver, and this one comes with a deviation of +3 to -1 seconds per day. The famous Zaratsu polishing makes the platinum 950 case and lugs shine in all its glory.