Unless you are fan of both Godzilla and Seiko, you wouldn’t have known that the two have somethings in common. Firstly, both the iconic kaiju and the watchmaker are celebrating anniversaries this year.
Godzilla is 65 years old since its first appearance and 20 years ago, Seiko revolutionized watchmaking with the invention of Spring Drive technology. However, what actually connects the two is somewhat of an unusual circumstance.
In the original 1954 Godzilla flick, the kaiju appeared in Ginza, birthplace of Seiko, and destroys the famous clock tower above the Wako Store, Seiko’s retail store.
Powered by Seiko Spring Drive 9R15, the Grand Seiko Godzilla 65th Anniversary Watch features a rays off the red dial to mimic the “heat ray Bram” shoots out from the monster’s mouth, shark straps with texture with red accent creeping along the “cracks” to represent the skin and the glow of Godzilla and a see-through case back stamped with the scene where Godzilla obliterated the iconic clock tower.
Other highlights include automatic movement featuring 72 hours power reserve, 30 jewels and Grand Seiko lion on oscillating weight in 18K gold, a 44.5 mm diameter high-intensity titanium case, Lumibrite hands, sapphire crystal bezel, high-definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, screw-down crown, water resistance to 20 bar (200 meters or about 660 feet), magnetic resistance (4,800 A/m), and three-fold clasp with push button release.
The Grand Seiko Godzilla 65th Anniversary Watch is set to be available starting November in a limited edition run of just 650 pieces. It has an approximate recommended retail price of €12,700 (or about US$13,950). Have a look at the promo video below.
Images: Grand Seiko.