A manually wound recreation of the first Grand Seiko watch featuring traditional Japanese crafts and materials
This exceptionally elegant re-creation of the first Grand Seiko watch from 1960 features an embossed expression of maki-e, a traditional technique of decorating urushi lacquer by sprinkling it with pure gold powder. The black urushi lacquer used in this watch is a special compound crafted especially for Grand Seiko and made from domestic Japanese lacquer, making it extremely rare. Indeed, the majority of urushi produced today comes from outside of Japan, and true Japanese urushi is known to dry extremely quickly, making it challenging to use. The urushi lacquer in this carefully crafted dial was formed by a mixture with iron so that it stays the same black color. It will maintain its unique quality and lustrous shine over many years, so that it can be appreciated by future generations of watch lovers.
The Grand Seiko logo and the twelve pure gold maki-e indexes have been brought to life by the hands of Isshu Tamura, a lacquerware artist from Kanazawa, a city whose poetic name translates to “marsh of gold.”
Combining a dual-curved sapphire glass with the lacquer dial grants this watch a soft presence and unparalleled depth. The case uses Brilliant Hard Titanium, which melds the lightness of titanium with a robustness twice that of standard steel. With its classic profile and high resistance to wear, the new SBGW295 is an ideal expression of Grand Seiko’s mission to craft practical watches for everyday wear. Moreover, one of the two supplied straps incorporates a traditional Japanese weaving technique called yoroiori that was once used for making samurai armor. Thin strips of calf leather and fabric are interlaced by a skilled artisan to enhance the watch strap’s durability.
Created to mark 110 years since the first Seiko wristwatch, the Laurel, this Grand Seiko model houses the latest manual-winding Caliber 9S64 mechanical movement, which has a power reserve of 3 days.
|Exterior:||Brilliant Hard Titanium|
|Case back:||See-through case back|
|Case back with 6 screws|
|Glass Material:||Dual-curved sapphire crystal|
|Glass Coating:||Anti-reflective coating on inner surface|
|Case size:||Diameter 38.0mm Lug-to-lug 45.7mm Thickness 10.9mm|
|Band Material:||Cow Steer + Nylon|
|Clasp type:||Three-fold clasp with push button release|
|Caliber no.:||9S64 Instructions|
|Movement Type:||Manual winding|
|Power reserve:||Approx. 72 hours(3 days)|
|± seconds per month:||
+5 to -3 seconds per day
|Normal usage accuracy:||+10 to -1 seconds per day|
|Water resistance:||Splash Resistant|
|Magnetic resistance:||4,800 A/m|
|Other details / Features:||
The three movements at the heart of Grand Seiko
One of the world's foremost mechanical movements, the culmination of high-precision micro-engineering and the attention to detail of Seiko's expert watchmakers.
Spring Drive is a unique movement that delivers one-second-a-day precision, using just the power of a mainspring.