The first true high beat watch movement in Japan and second in the world. The Seiko Lord Marvel 36000.
When exploring Vintage Seiko dress watches, Grand and King Seiko often come to collector's mind at first because of their high finishing standard and technological development. However, Seiko chooses to give the glory of the 1st high beat movement to Lord Marvel 36000 back in the 1960s.
During the 1960s, the majority of watch movements beat at 18,000 beats per hour. Watch companies sought to build a high beat movement for higher accuracy. Girard Perregaux comes first in the world on building the first 10 beats per second movement. Shortly after GP, Seiko launched their manual winding caliber 5740C - the first 36,000 bph watch movement in Japan and second in the world and pair it with the Seiko Lord Marvel 36000.
The technological breakthrough of calibre 5740 fitted in Lord Marvel earns Seiko an important international reputation among watchmaking industries. The calibre not only brought the brand closer to the international stage, it also lays the foundation of the Hi-Beat Grand Seiko movement we see in the market today.
Model: Lord Marvel 5740-8000
Era: 1967 Oct
Case Diameter: 37 mm
Lug to Lug: 41 mm
Lug width: 19 mm
Case Condition: Unpolished cap case with mirror finishing. Minor usage mark on the case but the overall condition is mint!
Dial Condition: The white sunburst dial some circle aging near 2,3 o'clock mark. But the dial have developed a mild creamy white patina.
Crystal: Original Acrylic Crystal from 1970s
Movement: 5740 hand winding Hi-beat movement (36,000 bph)
Overall Condition: This Lord Marvel have been serviced in Japan The Seiko Lord Marvel with all the amazing history behind the watch is absolutely essential for your vintage Seiko collection.
And of course, it comes with any colour of our Kyoto Series Leather Straps. Of course you can pair it up with any straps we have in store by adding just a few extra to make the watch suit your personal taste. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.
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