Grand Seiko Kodo Daybreak


Mark Kauzlarich for Hodinkee:

On the reverse side, I was almost more impressed. The front looks like the movement is essentially completely suspended in mid-air, but on the back, you can see that a decent amount of the mainplate work remained. It shows how carefully Grand Seiko has decided what parts to remove for the most dramatic effect. While the skeletonized bridges on the front show off the technical finishing skill you can see in things like the Credor Eichi II, the back feels more like Grand Seiko's last 64 years of horological innovation, with the double barrel power reserve running in parallel.

Seeing the new CW Twelve X, a skeletonized release from Moser, and now the GS Kodo Daybreak, I’m wondering if 2024 is the year we see a return to finely finished skeletonized watches.

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Jamie Larson