Spring Drive at midnight.
The deep, midnight blue of the dial is the perfect backdrop for the seconds hand that moves in the perfect glide motion that is Spring Drive’s unique signature. It has an almost haunting beauty, like the sky on a moonlit night and the continuous, silent and unhurried progress of the hand seems to add a new and intimate dimension to the relationship of time and nature. The diamond cut hands and indexes catch every ray of light to add a gentle sparkle which is echoed in the perfect mirror-finish surfaces of the Zaratsu-polished case. In a word, serenity.
44GS modern design model powered by Spring Drive
Powered by Grand Seiko’s unique Spring Drive calibre, this model features 44GS Contemporary Design, a contemporary take on the design of the 44GS, which was launched in 1967 and formed the cornerstone of the Grand Seiko design philosophy, Grand Seiko Style.
The dial of midnight blue as close to black as possible, coupled with the elegantly radiant case achieved through Zaratsu polishing, delivers both refined taste and high visibility at the same time.
The movement of the second hand over the dial further highlights Grand Seiko’s original glide motion, reflecting the natural and continuous flow of time itself. It has a 72-hour (3-day) power reserve, and a power reserve indicator on the bottom left of the dial.
|Case back:||See-through & Screw case back|
|Glass Material:||Dual-curved sapphire crystal|
|Glass Coating:||Anti-reflective coating on inner surface|
|Case size:||Diameter 40.0mm Lug-to-lug 46.2mm Thickness 12.5mm|
|Clasp type:||Three-fold clasp with push button release|
|The perimeter of Band:||197mm|
|Water resistance:||10 bar|
|Magnetic resistance:||4,800 A/m|
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The 44GS design unites the past and the future.
This is a modern re-interpretation of the celebrated 44GS from 1967, the watch that defined the character of Grand Seiko design. It is brought right up to date with a Spring Drive movement and with an advanced case polishing technique called Zaratsu that makes possible the distortion-free mirror finish, even on surfaces that are delicately curved. As a result, the watch has the distinctive sparkle of quality that defines Grand Seiko. This is Grand Seiko at its finest; respectful of tradition but ever willing to find ways to do things better.
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.