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The fascination of light and shadow

SBGH279

[ Grand Seiko Heritage Collection ]
USD 6,100

In Japanese culture, light and shadow are treasured. The Japanese have always loved the delicate nuances created by the harmony of light and shadow and the infinite gradations between them, which is why they play such an important role in traditional arts like Sado, the tea ceremony and Kado, the art of flower arrangement. Grand Seiko is suffused with this time-honored aesthetic. The interlocking flat surfaces are designed to reflect light and to create subtle shadows so that, as the watch moves through time and space, countless variations of shade can be enjoyed. Sometimes sparkling, sometimes softly recessive, SBGH279 presents an ever-changing tableau of visual charm.

SPECIFICATIONS

Exterior
Case Material :Stainless steel
Glass Material :Dual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass Coating :Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size : Diameter 40mm  Lug-to-lug 46.2mm  Thickness 13.3mm
Clasp type :Three-fold clasp with push button release
Movement
Caliber no. : 9S85    Instructions
Movement Type :Automatic with manual winding
Power reserve :Approx. 55 hours
Accuracy :+5 to -3 seconds per day (when static) / +8 to -1 seconds per day (normal usage accuracy)
Functions
Water resistance :10 bar
Magnetic resistance :Equipped
Weight :154.0 g
Other details / Features :
  • ・37 jewels
  • ・Case back with lion emblem
  • ・Date display
  • ・Screw case back
  • ・Screw-down crown
  • ・See-through case back
  • ・Stop seconds hand function

FEATURES

Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 homage to the 44GS design

The men’s watch pays homage to the famous 44GS from 1967 whose design was the first ever expression of the uniquely Japanese Grand Seiko Style which, ever since, has been its visual signature. It features the high beat Caliber 9S85 which delivers an accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a 55 hour power reserve.
The challenge of making a high-beat movement is one that only a few watchmakers choose to accept. With its higher oscillation rate of ten beats per second, greater accuracy is achievable, but this increased precision comes at a price because the faster rotational speed can take its toll on the power reserve and even the longevity of the whole movement. Grand Seiko's 10 beat movement meets these challenges and delivers an accuracy of +5 to –3 seconds a day, a power reserve of 55 hours and the durability for which every Grand Seiko watch is renowned. Caliber 9S85 is the result of many years of development and of advances both in the design and manufacture of components and in the materials themselves.

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