Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi

Video: Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi Tour

This video shows a tour of the Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi. Presented by Masayuki Hirota, Editor-in-Chief of Chronos Magazine Japan in February 2021.

Also featured in the video is Mr. Yoshiaki Hayashi, President of Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc., Mr. Tsutomu Ito, head of assembly for Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi and a Contemporary Master Craftsman, as well as Ms. Ai Otsui, the watchmaker in charge of exterior component installation.

Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi

(Image source: @grandseikoofficial)

The studio was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, the same architectural firm that designed the Rolex office building in Dallas, TX.

“The Grand Seiko studio is in an exquisite location in Shizukuishi. The place embodies THE NATURE OF TIME philosophy. In such a location, I wanted to make sure the studio itself would convey a sense of nature, so we decided on a wooden building. A large glass area gives a full view of Mt. Iwate and the adjacent mountain range. Just the experience of being here, I think, is symbolic of the Grand Seiko philosophy.” -Kengo Kuma (source)

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