The anniversary limited editions give form to evolution.
Created exclusively for Grand Seiko, Calibre 9S was born in 1998. The three limited editions that were released in March this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 9S calibre pay tribute to this ground-breaking movement, each in its own way. They all share the 10 beat Calibre 9S85 and the same graceful case design that carries on the legacy of the Grand Seiko Style.
NEW RELEASE 2018
The dial incorporates the special mark that was used to designate the watches made by the team at Daini Seikosha, the company now known as Seiko Instruments Inc. This special mark alternates with the GS initials in a delicate mosaic that radiates out from the center of the dial in a geometric pattern. The “SPECIAL” mark certifies that the 10 beat Calibre 9S85 was specially adjusted to the Grand Seiko Special standard, which, at +4 to -2 seconds per day, is even higher than the Grand Seiko Standard itself. Automatic winding, 39.5mm case in 18k gold, limited edition of 150.
The gold “GS” mark sparkles brilliantly against the dial which is in Grand Seiko’s own dark blue. Even the titanium surface of the oscillating weight, is colored dark blue, an effect made possible through an anodic oxidation process. The 10 beat Calibre 9S85 is visible through the exhibition sapphire case back. Automatic winding, 39.5mm case in stainless steel, limited edition of 1,500.