About Grand Seiko SBGA259
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection
Graceful Dignified Spring Drive Bright Titanium Model
The white dial is inspired by wind-swept snow in the mountains seen from the Suwa region of Japan, and the gold needle and index are influenced by the glorious sunrise that passes over the mountain peak.
The gold second hand moves smoothly without sound on the dial, while maintaining the high precision of Spring Drive. The use of high-intensity titanium on the case and bracelet is resistant to scratches and is approximately 30% lighter than stainless steel creating a light and comfortable fit.
Grand Seiko SBGA259 Features :
- 30 jewels
- Against an allergic reaction to metal
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- Power reserve display
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGA259 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