WatchTime India celebrates Grand Seiko with Johnson Watch Company

Watch aficionados and collectors came together for a WatchTime India x Grand Seiko evening, which highlighted the Japanese brand’s timepieces — the epitome of skillful craftsmanship and flawless performance — at Johnson Watch Company in Delhi.
WatchTime India in collaboration with Grand Seiko hosted a wine and cheese evening and showcased a host of exceptional timepieces by the Japanese brand at Johnson Watch Company, Delhi, on Friday.

During the event, Grand Seiko displayed watches from its collections, such as Evolution 9 and Elegance. Not only this, it also exhibited this year’s GPHG nominated watches—the Evolution 9 Spring Drive GMT 9R66 (Petite Aiguille), and the Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA5 (Diver’s category). The  Evolution 9 Spring Drive GMT 9R66 is best known for its alluring display that features an intricately-crafted pattern which is an abstract interpretation of the morning mist in Japan’s Shinshu region, while the Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA5 makes for a formidable diving watch as it offers a power reserve of an impressive 120 hours and water resistance of up to 200m. There was also the Hi-Beat 36000 that won the GPHG 2021 men’s watch award. Featuring a display inspired by the birch trees of the forests near Grand Seiko’s studio in Shizukuishi, the timekeeper is powered by the Calibre 9SA5, which offers an 80-hour power reserve, and is accurate with a mean daily deviation range of only +5 to -3 seconds.

Apart from the aforementioned models, the event displayed special edition timepieces from the Four Seasons collection - these included watches with dials portraying spring, winter, autumn, and summer – and 2022 novelties. 

The evening witnessed a get-together of Delhi-based watch enthusiasts, who marveled at the skillful craftsmanship of these Grand Seiko timepieces and tried them on.

Aman Godara with Magandeep Singh and Seiko's Rajesh Patel

Dr Ajay Rajput

Varun Rana

Amit Dev Handa

Aditya Jassi

Avnish Anand with Harman Wadhwa

Anirban Lodh

Kunal Gupta and Kunal Dhawan

Karan Madan

Bibek Bhattacharya and Kunal Khemka

Ankit Madan with Kunal Khemka

Kunnal Kapoor

Sasha Somya

Preetika Mathew with Sowmya Sharma

Merrin Thomas and Jasson Alphonze

Nirja Dutt

Om Arora

Rohit Caul with a friend

Team WatchTime India

Pranay Ghosh

Thomas Fenn

Varun Rana

Mohita Sharma and Anil Madan

Grand Seiko's Twenty-Four Sekki Heritage Collection

Team Grand Seiko with Anil and Ankit Madan (centre) of Johnson Watch Company

Jomy Thomas, R Prasannan, and Preetika Mathew
Pankhuri with Tanya Malik

Images: Sanjay Ahlawat

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