The Surgical Skill of Watchmaking

Grand Seiko Modern Master Craftsman Ikukiyo Komatsu was in town to demonstrate the art of assembling a spring drive timepiece.

This bureau thinks that watching making and surgery have a few things in common. They have the shared characteristics of a large amount of training, a long tradition, but also interest in new technology. Then of course there’s the importance of a steady hand. When asked for his opinion, Komatsu said that he shared the focus for the client.

Image: Via grand-seiko.com

This was of course to promote Grand Seiko’s time pieces of which the spring drive is their signature feature. They may not save lives like a surgeon, but they certainly enrich lives and inspire people to live great ones.