Re-creations of the first Grand Seiko
SBGW258

The first Grand Seiko watch, faithfully re-created with an eye to the future

2020 is a special year for Grand Seiko as it is the 60th anniversary of its creation. The date was December 18, 1960. For some time, a determined team in Seiko’s Suwa facility in central Japan had been working on the creation of a watch that would be as precise, durable, comfortable and beautiful as humanly possible. On that day, the result of all their efforts was released. It was a watch with a 14k gold filled case and a slim movement whose precision met the highest international standard of the time. Such was the level of their achievement that it was decided to call the watch Grand Seiko. Now, in this special year, a new re-creation of the first Grand Seiko watch from 1960 takes its permanent place in the collection.

SBGW258J

SBGW258

Elegance Collection

GBP 23,500.00

  • Available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques

Features

The 60th anniversary of Grand Seiko is marked by the re-creation of the 1960 original

2020 is a special year for Grand Seiko as it is the 60th anniversary of its creation. The date was December 18, 1960. For some time, a determined team in Seiko’s Suwa facility in central Japan had been working on the creation of a watch that would be as precise, durable, comfortable and beautiful as humanly possible. On that day, the result of all their efforts was released. It was a watch with a 14k gold filled case and a slim movement whose precision met the highest international standard of the time. Such was the level of their achievement that it was decided to call the watch Grand Seiko. Now, in this special year, a new re-creation of the first Grand Seiko watch from 1960 takes its permanent place in the collection.
The case shape and the softly curved dial and hands are entirely faithful to the 1960 original, but the case back is now in sapphire, revealing the beautiful finish of the movement. In line with today’s aesthetic, the case diameter has been increased from 35mm to 38mm and a three-fold clasp makes the watch easy to wear.
The case in 18k yellow gold version, the dial carries the star mark that signifies that its hour markers are in 18k gold.

Specifications

Exterior
Exterior: 18k yellow gold
Case back: See-through case back
Glass Material: Dual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size: Diameter 38.0mm Lug-to-lug 45.8mm Thickness 10.9mm
Band width: 19mm
Band Material: Crocodile leather
Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push button release
Movement
Caliber no.: 9S64 Instructions
Movement Type: Manual winding
Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
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: +10 to -1 seconds per day
Functions
Water resistance: Splash Resistant
Other details / Features:
  • 18K yellow gold clasp
  • 24 jewels

The 18k gold watch preserves tradition with sophistication.

18k yellow gold is used for this case, just as it was on the very first Grand Seiko. Its soft feel and sharply sculpted form show its heritage and the embossed Grand Seiko name is presented in a three-dimensional form that also reflects the original. The indexes are in 18k yellow gold and, just like on the platinum version, the SD (Special Dial) mark is located at the 6 o’clock position.

A sapphire case back reveals the beauty of the movement.

The beauty of Caliber 9S64 and its escapement shines through the sapphire case back. The movement has a power reserve of 72 hours and a precision rate of +5 to -3 seconds per day and is finished to perfection.

Learn more about Caliber 9S64

The birth of Grand Seiko, a high accuracy watch with a quiet, Japanese refinement

The first Grand Seiko born on December 18, 1960.
It was the determination to excel that brought about the birth of Grand Seiko in 1960. During its development and ever since, the idea that drove the designers and engineers was that Grand Seiko should be the ‘ideal’ watch with standards of precision, durability and beauty that would lead the world.

History of Grand Seiko