Sunday, November 29, 2009

Grand Seiko Taiyo... the most beautiful of all

Taiyo ref: 43999
Taiyo means Sun... ever shining, ever bright... full of radiance... Arguable the most beautiful Grand Seiko ever produced during the 1960's till now. The first of second model Grand Seiko made in 1963,1964 only. A total of 81,000 units of Cal.430 and 5722 were produced.
My taiyo was produced in 1963 by SUWA SEIKOSHA. The taiyo is powered by a chronometer (Seiko internal Chronometer declaration) 35 jewels low beat 18,000 bph Cal.430 movement. It is called self-dater because it has quick set date function. Taiyo is the highest quality masterpiece of low beat GS.
My taiyo is in stainless steel case with screwed-on bottom and is said to be waterproofed at 50 meters. It also has the original "Gold Lion" medallion clearly engraved, Original signed crown W seiko, Wide lugs, Plastic crystal. Factory original pearl silver dial signed "SEIKO Chronometer, Grand Seiko, Diashock 35 Jewels" and "MADE IN JAPAN, 43999TD" printed at the bottom. It has a "TAIYO" symbol on the dial that only can be found in the early model.

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