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GRAND SEIKO SBGJ255 - LIMITED EDITION RELEASE

Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 GMT
44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition

55 years of the Grand Seiko Style are celebrated in a new Hi-beat GMT creation.

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The 1967 44GS was the watch that first embodied the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”, the set of nine principles which gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and which still inspires every new creation. Now, 55 years on from its first appearance, the 44GS is commemorated in a new Hi-Beat 36000 GMT watch with a titanium case.

The case and bracelet are in high-intensity titanium, a material that is about 30% lighter than stainless steel and highly resistant to both scratches and corrosion. The titanium has a bright aspect and the case is Zaratsu polished to give the distortion-free surfaces that are a defining characteristic of the Grand Seiko Style. The calibre is the hi-beat 9S86. It offers 55 hours of power reserve and an accuracy rate of +6 to –3 seconds a day. The GMT hand and the 24-hour inner bezel ring allow the time in a second time zone to be read with ease and the hour hand can be adjusted independently without compromising the precision of the watch. The white dial has a soft sheen against which the GS and GMT letters stand out in blue as clearly as the tempered blue GMT hand.

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The hour, minute and GMT hands carry Lumibrite and the dual-curved sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating on its inner surface. In 2014, a watch with this same calibre won the “Petite Aiguille” prize at the Grand Prix dʼHorlogerie de Genève, bringing it and the Grand Seiko Style to a wider than ever audience.  

The oscillating weight features the Grand Seiko lion emblem and is in a gold tone that is achieved through an anodic oxidation process in which the titanium is subjected to electrolysis so as to generate an oxide film. The colour is determined according to the light refraction index by adjusting the thickness of the oxide film.

SBGJ255 - RRP: $12,750

To explore other Grand Seiko in our collection, we have featured some of our favourite pieces below.    

SBGE271 - ELEGANCE 'SEKKI' KANRO AUTUMN

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, bracelet and clasp
  • Dial: Black - Marble Effect
  • Functions: Hour, Minute, Seconds, 24-Hour. Date
  • Power Source: Yes - 24 Hour Hand Can Be Adjusted To A Second Time Zone. 72 Hours Power Reserve. Spring Drive - Powered By The Movement of the Wearer
  • Diameter: 40.2mm
REF: SBGE271 $9,400 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGA415 GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE HERITAGE 'SEKKI' WINTER

details

  • Materials: Titanium case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Grey
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display, Power reserve display
  • Power Source: Spring Drive with approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40mm
REF: SBGA415 $9,850 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

STGK009 GRAND SEIKO HERITAGE AUTOMATIC

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: White Mother of Pearl
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display
  • Power Source: Automatic with approximately 50 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 27.8mm
REF: STGK009 $7,900 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SLGH005 GRAND SEIKO HERITAGE AUTOMATIC HI BEAT WHITE BIRCH

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: White Birch
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display
  • Power Source: Automatic Hi Beat with approximately 80 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40mm
REF: SLGH005 $13,600 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGY007 GRAND SEIKO ELEGANCE SNOWFLAKE MANUAL WINDING

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and strap
  • Dial: Snowflake
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display
  • Power Source: Manual Spring drive approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 38.5mm
REF: SBGY007 $12,400 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGR317 GRAND SEIKO HERITAGE AUTOMATIC

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Black
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display
  • Power Source: Automatic with approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40mm
REF: SBGR317 $6,700 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGR321 GRAND SEIKO HERITAGE AUTOMATIC

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Blue
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display
  • Power Source: Automatic with approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40mm
REF: SBGR321 $7,750 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGJ237 GRAND SEIKO SPORT AUTOMATIC HI BEAT GMT

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Blue
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display, GMT function
  • Power Source: Automatic Hi Beat with approximately 55 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 44.2mm
REF: SBGJ237 $9,950 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGM247 GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE GMT

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, ceramic bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Green
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display, GMT function
  • Power Source: Spring Drive with approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40.5mm
REF: SBGE257 $8,500 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGE257 GRAND SEIKO SPORT SPRING DRIVE GMT

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, ceramic bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Green
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display, GMT function
  • Power Source: Spring Drive with approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40.5mm
REF: SBGE257 $9,300 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGH273 GRAND SEIKO HERITAGE AUTOMATIC HI BEAT 'SEKKI' AUTUMN

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Blue
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display
  • Power Source: Automatic Hi Beat with approximately 55 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 40mm
REF: SBGH273 $9,400 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

SBGE201 GRAND SEIKO HERITAGE SPRING DRIVE GMT

details

  • Materials: Stainless steel case, crown, bezel and bracelet
  • Dial: Black
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds. Date display, GMT function
  • Power Source: Spring Drive with approximately 72 hours power reserve
  • Diameter: 44mm
REF: SBGE201 $8,950 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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