The natural beauty of tree rings

In 1881, Kintaro Hattori founded the company that would later be known as Seiko and led it until his death at the age of 73 in 1934. His philosophy was that his company should be “Always one step ahead of the rest” and, as they went about their duties, he promoted to his colleagues his life lesson “Don’t run but always keep going.” His words have always had a powerful resonance and inspire the company still.

While it was not created until 1960, nothing better expresses their power than Grand Seiko with its unique design, leading edge manufacturing and exquisite finishing. In honor of the 140th anniversary of the foundation of the company, Grand Seiko announces a remarkable creation that embodies Kintaro Hattori’s spirit and vision. The watch incorporates a dial design that captures the natural beauty of tree rings.

SLGA008J
Édition limitée 140 Pièces

SLGA008

Evolution 9 Collection

  • Available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and Grand Seiko Salons

Caractéristiques

Time, nature and craftsmanship. SLGA008 embodies the spirit of Kintaro Hattori.

Our founder, Hattori Kintaro’s credo has always had a powerful resonance and inspire Grand Seiko still. The dial captures the nature beauty of annual growth rings of the sacred tree "Niekawa no Tochi (Aesculus turbinate)" near Shinshu Watch Studio. As if stretching back to reveal the very roots of Kintaro's story, a series of delicate and organic lines echo the intricate rings that denote each year's growth. A special anniversary demands that precious metals are used to celebrate it. The case is crafted from 18k rose gold.

The overall look of the watch is known as the Series 9 Design and it will be an important part of the Grand Seiko’s signature in the years to come. Its powerful hands and grooved, prominent markers ensure perfect legibility, its Zaratsu polished, distortion-free mirror finish and delicate hairline finish alternate give the case a quiet and harmonious glow. The case has wide lugs and a low center of gravity that ensures that the watch sits easily and securely on the wrist.

The Spring Drive watch carries the latest Caliber 9RA2 which offers a 120 hour power reserve and an enhanced precision rate of ±0.5 seconds per day.

Spécificités

Exterior
extérieur: Or rose 18 carats
Case back: See-through & Screw case back
Composition du verre: Saphir bombé extérieur et incurvé intérieur
Revêtement en verre: Revêtement anti-reflet sur la surface interne
Dimension du boîtier: Diamètre 40.0mm Lug-to-lug 47.6mm Épaisseur 11.8mm
Band width: 22mm
Composition du Bracelet: Cuir de Crocodile
Type de boucle: Fermoir à boucle déployante avec ouverture par bouton-poussoir
Movement
Calibre: 9RA2 Manuels d’utilisation
Type de mouvement: Spring Drive
Précision: ± 0,5 seconde par jour (± 10 secondes par mois)
Functions
Étanchéité: 10 bar
Résistance magnétique: 4,800 A/m
Autres détails / Caractéristiques:
  • « ÉDITION LIMITÉE » inscrit sur le fond de boîtier
  • Numéro de série gravé sur le fond de boîtier
  • Affichage de la réserve de marche

The design is true to the Grand Seiko Style defined back in 1967 with the celebrated 44GS, but its heritage is combined with a powerful contemporary feel that points towards a new era.

A unique and natural dial fits perfectly in a distinctive overall design.

The dial delights the eye and warms the heart with its organic feel and brings to life Grand Seiko’s conception of the Nature of Time. An almost tactile effect is created by the way the light captures the multi-dimensional texture of the dial. The miniscule but visible variations in the dial’s depth reveal the subtlety of the dark and light tones of the wood grain.

The hour hands are large in volume and are crafted to align exactly with the grooved and prominent hour markers, enhancing the legibility of the time. A distortion-free mirror finish and delicate hairline finish alternate to give the case a quiet and harmonious glow. With its wide lugs and a satisfyingly substantial leather strap, the watch offers perfect comfort and fits solidly and neatly on the wrist.

SLGA008 is powered by the Grand Seiko Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA2. The movement is equipped with an "Offset Magic Lever" to reduce its thickness and incorporates two barrels to provide up to 120 hours of power reserve. The beauty of the movement reveals the uniquely Japanese aesthetic for which Grand Seiko is renowned. The delicate texture of the movement's finish reflects the frost that winter brings to the forests in Shinshu where all Spring Drive watches are made. The bridge line and the edges of the screw holes are diamond cut to reflect the light from any angle and give the movement a quiet glow when seen through the sapphire case back.

Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA2
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