Grand Seiko is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and that is why it has been launching since the beginning of the year some limited editions. Last days released the SLGH003, equipped with the new 9SA5 Hi-Beat movement that was launched at the beginning of the year with the gold model SLGH002 in a limited edition of 100 units.
Starting with the new movement 9SA5 Caliber, despite the high frequency (36,000 vph) with which it operates, it offers an impressive 80 hours of power reserve, largely due to its twin-barrel system that equips its movements. Another big improvement is the new In-house escapement that allows a significant energy transfer efficiency increase.
On the sun-brushed blue dial, we can find an inner minute ring, polished hour markers applied in the style of the 60s and 70s, a date window at three o’clock with a polished frame matching the same style as the hour markers, polished sword hands and a red second’s hand. We can also see at the top of the dial the “GS” symbol applied in gold and below “Grand Seiko” inscribed also in gold.
The watch comes with a stainless steel case that, like the fixed bezel, alternates between polished and brush, crown signed at 3 o’clock, sapphire glass at the front and back that allows us to observe the movement of the watch and in which we can observe the engraved watch rotor with “60th Anniversary 1960 – 2020 Limited Edition” and some details in gold on the rest of the movement. In terms of size, the case is 40mm in diameter and 11.7mm thick.
Another novelty in this watch is the bracelet, in the same style as the previous ones, this one is a little wider without any polished links, on the clasp an 18k “GS” gold medallion, in the style of the previous gold medallions that were engraved in the case back of the old Grand Seiko’s and that gives a touch of uniqueness.
The watch as we have already mentioned is part of a limited edition of 1,000 units and should be available from December this year for a price of € 10,000.
Brand: Grand Seiko
Dial: Blue sun-brushed
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm diameter, 11.7 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 36,000 Vph
Power Reserve: 80 Hours
Price: € 10,000
Limited Edition: Yes, 1,000 pieces