IN TIME FOR the 60th anniversary since the launch of the first iconic Grand Seiko timepiece, the brand held its first-ever craftsman event in Manila with no less than its current Craftsman Takuya Nishinaka as a special guest. The Nature of Time: The Grand Seiko Master Craftsman Event was an immersive celebration of Grand Seiko’s legacy and world-class quality. Held at the Lexus Manila Showroom, guests stepped into a space lit by the rich shade of Grand Seiko blue, imbibing the brand’s iconic identity and complemented with the swooning melody of the Koto. Within its walls was an LED tunnel that elaborately introduced Grand Seiko’s product timeline, an elegant display of the Lexus RX 350, and Japanese calligraphist Oj Hofer who personalized guests’ names and performed Ensō calligraphy, a traditional form of Japanese art. Among these, the spotlight shone especially on the four Grand Seiko anniversary pieces that were showcased for guests to try. Other watch pieces were also displayed, which allured many to marvel over the undeniable craftsmanship of Grand Seiko.