Heritage Collection Caliber 9R 20th Anniversary
Limited Edition
SBGA497

A limited edition with a dial capturing the beauty of sunrise against a snow-covered Hotaka mountain range

SBGA497G
NEW Limited edition of 1,500 pcs

SBGA497

Heritage Collection

USD 6,300.00

Mar.2024 Release

Features

This limited edition commemorates the 20th anniversary of Grand Seiko's original Spring Drive movement, Caliber 9R, which was created in 2004.
It also features the celebrated ‘snowflake’ patterned dial that debuted the following year, in 2005. This timepiece won the hearts of watch fans worldwide with its beautifully textured dial and its representation of Grand Seiko’s respect for the natural world. The new creation’s dial features a pink gradation that vividly captures the beauty of a sunrise against the snow-covered Hotaka mountain range in Nagano Prefecture, where all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are made. Combined with the unique glide motion of the Spring Drive seconds hand, the dial captures the tranquil, seamless, and indeed natural passage of time.
The case and bracelet are made of high-intensity titanium, which is about 30% lighter and more scratch resistant than stainless steel to maximize comfort and durability.

Specifications

Exterior
Exterior: High-intensity titanium
Case back: See-through & Screw case back
Glass Material: Dual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size: Diameter 41.0mm Lug-to-lug 49.0mm Thickness 12.5mm
Band width: 20mm
Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push button release
The perimeter of Band: 197mm
Movement
Caliber no.: 9R65 Instructions
Movement Type: Spring Drive
Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (±1 second per day)
Functions
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Other details / Features:
  • LIMITED EDITION on the case back
  • Serial number engraved on the case back
  • Screw-down crown
  • Allergy-safe metal
  • 30 jewels
  • Power reserve indicator

Caliver 9R65

Caliber 9R65 was created as Grand Seiko's first 9R Spring Drive movement. It boasts a power reserve of 72 hours.

Details of Caliber 9R65