The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.

Grand Seiko event at Topper Fine Jewelers

This Thursday we are having a Grand Seiko event at Topper Fine Jewelers. Our last few Grand Seiko events at Topper featured Grand Seiko's legendary Japanese craftsmen performing impressive demonstrations disassembling and reassembling their esteemed calibres. This Thursday will be a different type of event. Our good friend, Seiko USA's Rusty Rowlands, will present prototypes of the new 2017 models released at Baselworld and discuss the new direction rebranding of Grand Seiko.

One of the new Hi-Beat Diver models will be in display

Rusty will also be bringing some exciting pieces from the larger Seiko family, including (for the first time in California) some rare Credor Masterpiece models, a prototype of the 2017 Prospex 62MAS tribute (SLA017), and several 2017 Pressage models. We will also have the spectacular SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 day Power Reserve.

A Wrist shot from Baselworld of the incredibly popular SLA017

The new larger automatic SBGR305 will be on display

There will be a lot of special 2017 Grand Seiko pieces to see, including new novelties such as the reissue of the first Grand Seiko watch, which will be available in three metals: steel (SBGW253), yellow gold (SBGW252), and platinum (SBGW251). Also on display will be the new Sport series models, the new larger size three-hand automatic (SBGR305), and the new Hi-Beat divers.

See new "Grand Seiko" dial treatments such as the SBGA231 for the first time, and compare it to the previous generation SBGA032 (below)

We will have an assortment of the "Seiko Grand Seiko dials" on hand for perhaps the last time at a Seiko event such as this SBGA031 Spring Diver.

We will have most of the 2017 international collection available including the new "Grand Seiko" dial treatments of the best selling classics like the new SBGA211 "Snowflake" and the SBGR261. You have likely seen them online, but this will be your first chance in California to see them in the metal. In addition, we still have pieces available with the previous "SEIKO Grand Seiko" dials such as the Titanium Spring Drive Diver (SBGA031) and the Hi-Beat GMT (SBGJ001).

We hope you can join us for a relaxed evening amongst other fans of these tremendous timepieces. The event will take place between 4:30pm and 7:30pm at Topper Fine Jewelers with the feature presentation around 6:00pm. For those that would like to come early, we will have the watches on hand in the early afternoon. No RSVP is necessary to attend our Grand Seiko event, though sending an email andrea@topperjewelers.com will better help us prepare.

For those interested in ordering a new or existing Grand Seiko, Prospex, or Presage timepiece please email andrea@topperjewelers.com or call us at 888-730-2221

The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.