Evolution 9 Collection Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours SLGH021

A mechanical watch depicting the mysterious scenery of the Genbi Valley on its dial

NEW Limited edition of 1,000 pcs


Evolution 9 Collection

NZD 17,900.00


The Genbi Valley in Japan has been designated a Place of Scenic Beauty and Natural Monument. It exists mid-stream on the Iwai River in Iwate Prefecture, where Grand Seiko’s mechanical watches are manufactured. The grand and mysterious scenery of the Genbi Valley is expressed in this watch’s dial via a new moulded pattern and light-green coloration. The case and bracelet incorporate Ever-Brilliant Steel, a material that boasts the highest level of corrosion resistance for stainless steel in the world, and this model is the first in the Evolution 9 Collection to feature it. The material’s tendency to exhibit a white shine pairs well with the vivid green colour of the dial. The Calibre 9SA5 is a ten-beat movement that is capable of 80 hours of continuous operation when the watch is fully wound.


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 47.0mm Thickness 11.7mm
Band width: 22mm
Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push button release
Caliber no.: 9SA5 Instructions
Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding
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.
Normal usage accuracy: +8 to -1 seconds per day
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Weight: 169 g
Other details / Features:
  • LIMITED EDITION on the case back
  • Serial number engraved on the case back
  • Screw-down crown

A dial that expresses the magnificent scenery of the Genbi Valley

The Iwai River, which flows from its source on the northern slope of Mt. Kurikoma that lies within Iwate Prefecture, eroded massive stones to create at times potholes, waterfalls, and ravines along a stretch of 2 km. This resulted in the natural beauty of the gorge that is called the Genbi Valley. Its impressive scenery is celebrated through its designation as a Place of Scenic Beauty for Japan, and this beauty is replicated by the molded pattern and light-green color of the watch’s dial. Its expressions are ever-changing depending on the angle of the light, leaving a vivid and delightful impression.

Ever-Brilliant Steel with superior corrosion resistance

Ever-Brilliant Steel is a stainless-steel material that boasts higher corrosion resistance than the stainless steel used in regular high-end watches (indeed, it has the highest level of corrosion resistance in the world), one that shines with a brilliant white. Ever-Brilliant Steel has a PREN (pitting resistance equivalent number) that is 1.7 times that of the steel typically seen in luxury watches.

Caliber 9SA5

Through the use of the highly efficient Dual Impulse Escapement and twin barrels, Caliber 9SA5 achieves approximately 80 hours of operation when the watch is fully wound even with its a high-beat rate of 36,000 vph. The movement also allows the watches it powers to be more lightweight through a unique horizontal ring construction.

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