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  • Manufacturer: Grand Seiko
    Year: 1967
    Reference No: 4420-9000
    Movement No: 072'975
    Case No: 7'600'509
    Model Name: 44GS
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal 4420-B
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Seiko pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Grand Seiko Certificate and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 44GS was created in 1967, seven years after the introduction of the first Grand Seiko. It was designed to express a uniquely Japanese idea of beauty that was true to the ideals of Grand Seiko.

    Grand Seiko was launched with the philosophy of creating a watch that would be a benchmark in terms of precision, durability and beauty. However, no other model had as much impact on future Grand Seiko designs as the 44GS. The first model produced by Daini Seikosha, it is the model that defined the design language of all future subsequent Grand Seiko models. As such it is not only a milestone but a founding element.

    The 37mm case is quite complex with its succession of flat and rounded surfaces, sharp angles and elegant curves. The 44GS was produced for only 2 short years and came in two variants: stainless steel and capped gold. The steel model came with two different dials, an early version featuring ‘Diashock’ printed on the dial like the present example and a later version with Daini Seikosha logo instead.

    The present 44GS is not only in an incredibly attractive condition but its collectability is further enhanced by the fact that it comes full set with its original paperwork, box and outer packaging.

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Ref. 4420-9000
An important and very well-preserved stainless steel wristwatch with box and certificate

1967
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€7,400-11,200
$8,700-13,000

Sold for CHF59,220

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East Director
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021