About Grand Seiko SBGN003G
Grand Seiko Sport Collection
Caliber 9F, which was developed to create the ultimate quartz watch, now features the GMT function for the first time. This new addition to the Grand Seiko Sport Collection allows you to fully enjoy the newly-designed Caliber9F86 in a genuinely sporty design with the sophisticated thinness that is unique to quartz watches.
The watch allows you to move the hands without stopping the watch when setting it to local time. This achieves a convenience in which excellent accuracy of the quartz watch won’t be lost.
The case features a simple three-dimensional, thin design, which creates a comfortable fit. By featuring a screw-lock crown, the watch maintains excellent airtightness and water resistance as well as durability.
The contrast created by the striking GMT hand and the upper and lower two-toned dial rings helps you intuitively tell whether the time indicated by the GMT hand is day or night.
Grand Seiko SBGN003G Features :
- 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
- Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGN003G History :
Prior to 1960, to challenge the status of Swiss watches and change the perception of Japanese watches, Daini Seikosha and Suwa began the discussion of a product line that can match the quality of Swiss watches under the suggestion of the parent company. At the time, Suwa Seikosha Co. was in charge of manufacturing men’s watches, so it was decided that Suwa would be producing the first Grand Seiko (GS).
The first Grand Seiko was released in 1960, it was based on Seiko’s previous high-end watch, CROWN. This Grand Seiko has a 25-jewel, manual-winding, 3180 caliber, and only 36,000 units were produced. This was also the first chronometer-grade watch manufactured in Japan, and it was based on Seiko’s own chronometer standard.
The design language of the Grand Seiko was set in 1967, with the creation of Grand Seiko 44GS. The 44GS set the ground for all future Grand Seiko with nine elements. These elements help improve the legibility of the watch under different situations, and create a sharp, crisp visual impression:
- Double width index at 12 o’clock
- Multi-faceted rectangular markers
- Highly polished bezel
- Highly polished planes and two-dimensional surface
- Half recessed crown
- Flat dial
- Multi-faceted hour and minute hands
- Curved side line
- Reverse slanted bezel wall and case side
- Dress style with simple but beautiful design
- Zaratsu polishing
source : wikipedia