About Grand Seiko SBGY002G
Grand Seiko Elegance Collection.
Hand-wound spring drive mounted yellow gold model that emits a soft, sparkling light.
The pure, understated and subtle design aesthetic of Grand Seiko is evident in every detail, as is the skill and care taken by the watchmakers at the Shinshu Watch Studio where the watch is made. The 18K yellow gold case is polished by a special Zaratsu method created to accentuate the beauty of the curved surfaces. The dials and the sapphire crystals are also curved to give the watches a classic look.
The dial expresses a unique pattern inspired by the wind-swept snow in the mountains of Shinshu. The new manual-winding Spring Drive caliber, 9R31, has two mainsprings set in parallel within a single barrel, but still captures the signature glide motion seconds hand reflecting the natural and continuous flow of time, with the same high precision rate of one second a day and delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.
Grand Seiko SBGY002G Features :
- 18K yellow gold clasp
- 30 jewels
- Case back with lion emblem
- Power reserve display
- Screw case back
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGY002G 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