About Grand Seiko SBGV245J
Grand Seiko Sport Collection.
A new tough design
A sturdy bezel, a bold vertical streak, and a form that asserts toughness while being light in style.
It is a model that incorporates a new Grand Seiko case structure following the Grammar of Design Philosophy created for a tough and rugged lifestyle. The Lumi Brite hands and markers shine in the dark with perfect harmony, which expands the user’s action range. The ballistic nylon strap adopts the lightweight and sturdy cordura fabric, a first for Grand Seiko.
At the heart, high precision caliber 9F delivers higher performance and greater durability, keeping reliable time even under harsh environments.
Grand Seiko SBGV245J Features :
- Date display
- Case back with lion emblem
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGV245J 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