Heritage Collection 62GS Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 SBGH341

A mechanical watch that expresses the ephemeral beauty of sakura ensconced in snow

SBGH341G
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SBGH341

Heritage Collection

CAD 9,900.00

Features

This classically styled model is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic 62GS, which was released in 1967 as Grand Seiko’s first mechanical watch to feature automatic winding. The dial of the new SBGH341 displays a rare characteristic of the changing seasons in Japan. Specifically, one can see a representation of a scene in which cherry blossoms are concealed by fallen snow.

This rare coexistence of cherry blossoms and snow can be found at the beginning of spring in the beautiful landscape of the Tohoku region, which includes Iwate Prefecture. The area is home to the Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi, where Grand Seiko mechanical watches are made. The movement at the heart of the SBGH341 is the Hi-Beat Caliber 9S85, which beats 10 times per second to provide a more stable precision by reducing variations in rate. With a diameter of 38 mm, the SBGH341 makes a classic impression. Its case and bracelet are crafted from high-intensity titanium, which is even more resistant to scratches than regular titanium and designed to be a delight to wear.

Specifications

Exterior
Exterior: High-intensity titanium
Case back: See-through & Screw case back
Glass Material: Box shaped sapphire crystal
Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size: Diameter 38.0mm Lug-to-lug 44.7mm Thickness 12.9mm
Band width: 20mm
Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push button release
The perimeter of Band: 197mm
Movement
Caliber no.: 9S85 Instructions
Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding
Power reserve: Approx. 55 hours
Mean daily rate: +5 to -3 seconds per day
  • Mean daily rate is a mean value of daily rates in a condition where the movement before assembly in a case is measured in six positions in a fixed manner under artificially controlled environment for 12 days.
Functions
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Weight: 98 g
Other details / Features:
  • Screw-down crown
  • Allergy-safe metal
  • 37 jewels

A dial that expresses cherry blossoms concealed by snow

A seasonal term that evokes the spring, “Sakura-kakushi” describes the phenomenon of snow accumulating on cherry blossoms in bloom. Taking inspiration from the beautiful and uncommon spectacle of snow coming to rest upon the petals of these blossoms, the dial design incorporates an intricate molded pattern in a grayish, subdued pink. Its appearance changes depending on the angle and the light, making for a pleasant experience when one checks the time.


Caliber 9S85

This high-frequency mechanical movement was developed by rethinking the parts that form the foundation of the watch’s precision, granting the level of torque necessary to maintain a high oscillation rate and realizing a practical power reserve of about 55 hours when fully wound.

For details about the Caliber 9S85