About Grand Seiko SBGE248G
Grand Seiko Sport Collection.
A Spring Drive GMT that shines in 18k Yellow Gold and Blue.
The contrast between the 18k yellow gold of the bezel and the blue of the indicator ring is a new color scheme within the sport collection and a first for Grand Seiko. Inspired by the morning sun floating on the horizon, beneath the sapphire crystal bezel lies a bold expression of blue, delivering a strong sense of transparency, breadth and depth. This timepiece achieves the difficult balance of high performance and elegance.
Equipped with a GMT hand, this watch features Grand Seiko’s unique Spring Drive caliber, which combines the motive force of a mainspring with the high precision of a quartz watch. The second hand movement over the blue dial, further highlights a glide motion that reflects the natural and continuous flow of time itself.
Grand Seiko SBGE248G Features :
- 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
- 30 jewels
- Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
- Date display
- Power reserve display
- Rotating bezel (24-hour display)
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGE248G 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