The first true high beat movement in Japan and second in the world.
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 back in the 1960s.
During the 60s, 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.
This technological breakthrough surely brought Seiko into the world stage of watchmaking. Seiko had made a special decision of fitting this special caliber into the Lord Marvel line because the line is always a technology challenger of the brand. This makes Lord Marcie the first Japanese watch to house a True high beat watch movement.
The technological breakthrough of caliber 5740 earns Seiko an important international reputation among watchmaking industries. The caliber 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 5740-8020
Era: 1969 Jun
Case Diameter: 37 mm
Lug to Lug: 41 mm
Lug width: 19 mm
Case Condition: Unpolished case with mint mirror finish
Dial Condition: Mint white sunburst dial
Crystal: Acrylic Crystal
Movement: 5740 hand winding Hi-beat movement (36,000 bph)
Overall Condition: This Lord Marvel has been running accurate and in a mint movement condition.
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.