About Grand Seiko SBGA373G
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection.
44GS modern design model powered by Spring Drive.
Powered by Grand Seiko’s unique Spring Drive caliber, this model features 44GS Contemporary Design, a contemporary take on the design of the 44GS, which was launched in 1967 and formed the cornerstone of the Grand Seiko design philosophy, Grand Seiko Style.
The combination of a tempered steel hand and a dial with a thick, silver radiant finish that makes use of Grand Seiko’s special technology delivers simple and sophisticated quality that wearers can enjoy at any age, coupled with the elegantly radiant case achieved through Zaratsu polishing.
The movement of the blue steel second hand over the dial further highlights Grand Seiko’s original glide motion, reflecting the natural and continuous flow of time itself.
It has a 72-hour (3-day) power reserve, and a power reserve indicator on the bottom left of the dial.
Grand Seiko SBGA373G Features :
- 30 jewels
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- Power reserve display
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- See-through case back
- Stop second hand function
Grand Seiko SBGA373G 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