Grand Seiko, the latest Hi-beat movement and Ever-Brilliant Steel. A perfect combination.
For over sixty years, advances in the fundamentals of watchmaking, precision, durability and beauty, have been of paramount importance to Grand Seiko. With the Caliber 9SA5 high-beat movement launched in 2020, Grand Seiko took an important step forward in precision and overall performance. This watch features this movement in a case that is made of Ever-Brilliant Steel, a type of stainless steel that delivers a new level of durability and, as the name implies, has a brilliant white hue that enhances the beauty of this classic Grand Seiko design.
Ever-Brilliant Steel. A first for Grand Seiko.
The watch pays homage to the famous 44GS from 1967 whose design was the first ever expression of the uniquely Japanese Grand Seiko Style which, ever since, has been its visual signature. It features the high-beat watch powered by the revolutionary Caliber 9SA5, which offers a power reserve of 80
hours thanks to its enhanced energy efficiency.
It is offered as the case and bracelet material is Ever-Brilliant Steel and the movement is specially designed with tempered screws to mark the 55th anniversary of 44GS.
It will be available as a limited edition of 550 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and Salons worldwide.
|Exterior:||Ever brilliant steel, Caseback: Ever brilliant steel and sapphire crystal|
|Case back:||See-through & Screw case back|
|Glass Material:||Box shaped sapphire crystal|
|Glass Coating:||Anti-reflective coating on inner surface|
|Case size:||Diameter 40.0mm Lug-to-lug 47.2mm Thickness 11.7mm|
|Clasp type:||Three-fold clasp with push button release|
|The perimeter of Band:||195mm|
|Caliber no.:||9SA5 Instructions|
|Movement Type:||Automatic with manual winding|
|Mean daily rate:||
+5 to -3 seconds per day
|Water resistance:||10 bar|
|Magnetic resistance:||4,800 A/m|
|Other details / Features:||
A dial inspired by the stars
The dial has a depth and a texture that attract the eye and take the imagination upwards towards the sky at night. The deeply etched pattern is that of the elliptical orbit of the stars as they move across the heavens and it captures the serene passage of celestial time with its flowing, unbroken lines.
With its highly efficient Dual Impulse Escapement, Grand Seiko free-sprung balance and twin barrel construction, Caliber 9SA5 delivers a precision rate of +5 to -3 seconds per day and a power reserve of 80 hours. The caliber represents the very finest in modern watchmaking, combining unique and advanced technologies with craftsmanship of the highest order.
When seen through the sapphire case back, different textures are seen to be in harmony. The side of the movement has a matte finish and a subdued tone that absorbs the light whereas the ridges, edges and screw holes are sharply cut and polished to a brilliant finish that sparkles with precision. The tempered blue screws and gold tone add bold accents of color.
Ever-Brilliant Steel: the world’s most corrosion resistant steel.
Known as Ever-Brilliant Steel, thanks to its brilliant white hue, this steel is more corrosion resistant than that which is used in even the most prestigious watches today.*
* This stainless steel has a PREN (Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number) value 1.7 times higher than that of the grade of steel used in most high-end watches. PREN is a widely accepted standard used to measure corrosion resistance.
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