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Heritage Collection 44GS Manual-winding SBGW299

A slim, mid-size re-interpretation of the 44GS with a manually wound movement and a radiating dial pattern

SBGW299G

SBGW299

Heritage Collection

GBP 4,900.00

Features

The 44GS, the watch released in 1967 that was the first to fully embody the Grand Seiko Style, has evolved into a modern model with contemporary practicality. The SBGW299 is a manually wound mechanical model that features the smallest case diameter of the 44GS lineup at 36.5 mm. The watch is designed for ease of wear with its moderate size and comfortable bracelet. The thin, compact case and multifaceted, diamond-cut indexes sparkle beautifully and harmonise with the cool, dark-blue dial. Protecting the dial, the box glass imparts a warmth to the design, further connecting the watch to its mid-century predecessor.

Specifications

Exterior
Exterior: Stainless steel
Case back: Screw case back
Glass Material: Box shaped sapphire crystal
Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size: Diameter 36.5mm Lug-to-lug 42.7mm Thickness 11.6mm
Band width: 18mm
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: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Weight: 132 g
Other details / Features:
  • 24 jewels

Design in the Grand Seiko Style that embodies the aesthetic beauty of Japan

The year 1967 saw the release of the 44GS, the watch in which the Grand Seiko Style design language was fully realized. By modernizing the interpretation while seeking to re-create the design elements as much as possible, we have arrived at the evolved 44GS design. This model has inherited a design befitting Grand Seiko in all aspects, from the hands and dial to the case, taking the form of a watch that displays Japanese aesthetics in a modern fashion.

For details on the Grand Seiko Style

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Dial with a radiating pattern of straight lines

The Grand Seiko Style that took shape in the 44GS finds inspiration in the straight lines and flat surfaces that can be observed in certain traditional Japanese objects, including paper sliding doors, folding screens, and folding fans, and this was the direction that was chosen for this watch’s dial as well. Its radiating pattern is created from a series of flat surfaces, reminiscent of a folding fan, harmonizing with the 44GS case in a design that points to the roots of the Grand Seiko Style. Echoing these traditional Japanese objects, the watch’s dark-blue dial expresses the passage of time.

Caliber 9S64

The manually wound movement features a maximum continuous power reserve of 72 hours (about three days). As the mainspring unwinds, its torque diminishes gradually to ensure that accuracy remains stable.

Details about Caliber 9S64

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