Kamata reminds me that Grand Seiko timepieces are exemplary of this philosophy. With its characteristic pared-back “Grand Seiko Style” design codes and focus on quality and precision, this is a brand that resonates with a world seeking to restore balance. Kami (the gods) are truly in every detail.
In design, “light and shadow are equally appreciated, as is the harmony between the two”, says Kamata. These values are evident in the way each Grand Seiko watch reflects the delicate balance of light and shadow across all elements of a timepiece, he adds. In the Kodo, this is highlighted in the subtle shade gradations, facets, and textured finishes.
The 43.8mm case is 12.9mm thick and constructed from Platinum 950 and Grand Seiko’s Brilliant Hard Titanium elements. The Grand Seiko Kodo Constant-force Tourbillon has an accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static for 48 hours). It also has a 70-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 100m.
Limited edition of 20, around R6-million each, grand-seiko.com or Treger Group 011 089 6000.