Grand Seiko is known for its exquisite, intricate, iconic, and elegant luxury timepieces that many watch lovers, enthusiasts, collectors, and everyone in between across the globe truly love.
In celebration of their 55 years as one of the top players in the world of horology and watchmaking, they are releasing new and ingenious Hi-beat GMT creations commemorating their 1967 44GS watch that first embodied their design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”. It inspired every new creation and has a set of nine principles that gave the brand its unique and distinctive look.
The Grand Seiko Style code is essentially a reflection of Japan’s subtle yet steady sense of beauty. In the creation of 1967 44GS, the maker intended to establish those very principles to define every GS timepiece. It then became their central design language in making watches in terms of precision, simplicity, elegance, purity, durability, and quality.
The 1960 Grand Seiko was a success, but since then, they never slowed down or stopped in the pursuit of their goals to continuously improve and create the ‘ideal’ watch. The 1967 44GS has the highest level of accuracy of any manually wound 5 beat watch on the planet.
44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition (SBGJ255) is part of the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection.
It boasts a high-specification movement of Caliber 9S86 that delivers a power reserve of 55 hours. It offers the same function as 9S85 ensuring that the time for international travelers is accurate even when the time zone is changed.
The movement maintains exceptional precision in both GMT function and essential time display.
It has a high-intensity titanium case 30% lighter than steel, dual-curved sapphire crystal, 37 jewels, and an anti-reflective glass coating on the inner surface. Its other brilliant features include 100-meter water resistance, date display, calendar-linked time difference adjustment function, limited edition on the back of the case, screw case back, screw-down crown, see-through case back, and a stop second-hand function.
The Lumibrite on hands and indexes offer high legibility, especially in darker conditions. The flat dial adds more timelessness and elegance to the overall design.
When you look closer at the dial, you will be delighted to see the subtle vertical grain texture on it. Grand Seiko never fails to amaze when it comes to their unmatched finishing. The extreme level of craftsmanship is mind-blowing.
This luxury watch is limited to 1,200 pieces only.
Over several decades of creating top-notch luxury watches, Grand Seiko has always given paramount importance to quality, improvement, precision, durability, and beauty in their watchmaking journey.
Their 55th-anniversary limited edition watches are truly remarkable. Along with SBGJ255, SLGH009 pays homage to the famous 44GS from 1967 which easily became the first-ever expression of the unique Grand Seiko Style.
This watch also features a high-beat movement powered by the revolutionary Caliber 9SA5 with a power reserve of up to 80 hours.
Grand Seiko’s phenomenal Ever-Brilliant Steel is the case and bracelet material of this limited edition watch.
It features automatic and manual winding, high precision and accuracy, anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, box-shaped sapphire crystal glass, 100-meter water resistance, a similar case back as SBGJ255, and a three-fold clasp with a push-button release.
The blue dial is as elegant as the steel case. Another striking characteristic of its dial is that it has a texture that resembles the elliptical orbit of the stars as they move across the sky. Lovely addition to the overall design.
This is something you surely wouldn’t want to miss if you are a huge fan of Grand Seiko. It is a perfect addition to your collection and an intellectual investment as well.
The Spring Drive movement together with Grand Seiko’s Ever Brilliant Steel is a flawless combination. Another piece to watch out for is SLGA013.
This limited edition luxury watch is also inspired by the stars and its dial says it all. Like SLGH009, it has a deeply etched pattern and texture that resembles that of the elliptical orbit of the stars.
It boasts a cutting-edge horological movement of Caliber 9RA2. It delivers significant advances and has a phenomenal power reserve of 120 hours.
Its precision rate of +/-10 seconds per month is highly remarkable. It utilizes the Offset Magic Lever to reduce the movement’s thickness by 0.8mm. The One-Piece Center Bridge ensures strength, durability, and resistance to shock.
This next-generation Spring Drive movement speaks loud and clear of what Grand Seiko continuously aims for - innovation.
While paying homage to the celebrated 44GS in the 60s, SLGA013 stands proud in this reimagination and reinterpretation. The Ever-Brilliant Steel case is more corrosion resistant than any of the steel used in most prestigious watches today. It is 1.7 times higher than the high-grade steel material used by other luxury and high-end watchmakers.
SLGA013 is only limited to 550 pieces worldwide.
The Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition SBGJ255, the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5 SLGH009 & the Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA2 SLGA013 will be available at WatchOutz in late-March. Don’t miss out on this limited chance to get a hold of one of the world’s greatest timepieces. Feel free to contact us for reservation and pre-order.