The hands and indices are bolder and sharper, and the screw-in security crown and crown protectors have been tapered to fit with the watch’s silhouette. Oris has also engineered a small gap between the case and the bezel, making the bezel easier to grip and adjust.

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Now, why would Seiko be appearing on Antiquorums Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction in the first place - is it because vintage GS are now considered Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces in their own right, following the expansion of the line from Japan-only to global...

or is there a conscious movement afoot to create this perception among buyers.

The same features come on the black and orange version of the watch, which has a black rubber strap and orange Super- Lumi Nova® luminescent detailing on the hands and hour markers. Water-resistant to 50 bar/500m Diver’s unidirectional rotating bezel with black ceramic inlay with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with Super-Lumi Nova® Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside Blue dial with applied indices filled with Super-Lumi Nova®.

The Aquis Small Second, Date will retail at CHF 2,200 on a strap and CHF 2,400 on a metal bracelet. Nickel hour and minute hands filled with Super-Lumi Nova®.

The finish is inspired by the Art Deco movement, which currently enjoying a revival, as are the watch’s slim-line, rose gold-plated hands and indices.

Under the dial the watch is powered by the Oris Caliber 737, a chronometer-certified movement based on Sellita’s SW 200-1.

The good thing is that a second generation Grand Seiko chronometer has made it into Antiquorum's Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction to be held in New York tomorrow. I'm surprised Antiquorum does not show the caseback and movement, perhaps one needs a subscription to view these?

The bad: well, let's see if we can spot the mistakes in their description: SEIKO - GRAND SEIKO - CHRONOMETER Grand Seiko GS Seiko, Japan, No. It is very rare to see an original bracelet and buckle, and I have yet to see one offered with original papers and box, although there was one on Rakunen some time ago IIRC.

The Aquis Small Second, Date model ties in with the redesign overhaul introduced to the Aquis line this year.