Seiko is a brand that is well accustomed to competing with itself. Both to raise the bar for the brand's watches, and for the betterment of the global watch industry. From the revolution of bringing quartz-powered movements to the masses, to embarrassing the Swiss at their own Chronometer Trials, the intrepid Japanese pioneers can seem to be their own sole competition. With each generation, Seiko and all of its divisions, Grand Seiko chief among them, stop at nothing to self-improve, find new innovations, and stun the watch world. The trend continues in the Grand Seiko SLGH002 60th Anniversary Limited Edition, which is a completely reimagined approach to the Hi-Beat automatic movements of the 60's and 70's in the revolutionary 9SA5 movement. The elegant and classically-styled SLGH002 being the first production run to house this new flagship design. The allure of a 36,000vph tick has always been slightly quirky. Take any regular 28,800vph movement, make it tick faster, and the most noticeable changes will be the sudden drop in power reserve and hike in the recommended servicing intervals. But, for those who salivate at a near-perfect sweep of the seconds hand, watchmakers strived to find a way to make it work.…

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