An elegant timepiece inspired by Japanese handcraft
The dial of SBGK017 takes its inspiration from Nanbu tekki ironware, a form of traditional metalworking that is produced in the city of Morioka in Iwate prefecture. This renowned handcraft dates all the way back to Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868), but it's also a tradition that continues on to this day, prized by many for its beauty and durability. Nanbu tekki ironware features a distinctive texture called arare, or hailstone, on its exterior. This texture finds its way onto the dark gray dial of SBGK017.
Rendered in stainless steel, the case is polished by a special Zaratsu method created to accentuate the beauty of the case's curved surfaces. The dial and sapphire crystal are also curved to give the watch a classic look and feel. Additionally, the dial features hand-bent minute and power reserve hands, a nod to classic watch design.
Caliber 9S63 is a slim manual wind caliber, and it features a small seconds register at the nine o’clock position and a power reserve indicator at three. The thinness of the movement allows for a slimmer, dressier design.
SBGK017 comes with a stainless steel bracelet and with a stitch-less black crocodile strap.
SBGK017 is a U.S. Special Edition.
|See-through & Screw case back
|Dual-curved sapphire crystal
|Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
|Diameter 39.0mm Lug-to-lug 44.0mm Thickness 11.6mm
|Three-fold clasp with push button release
|Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
|Mean daily rate:
+5 to -3 seconds per day
|Normal usage accuracy:
|+10 to -1 seconds per day
|Other details / Features:
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