GRAND SEIKO SBGZ003

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Grand Seiko SBGZ003 Specifications

Exterior
Case MaterialPlatinum 950
Case BackSee-through with power reserve indicator next to the bellflower-shaped barrel. The bellflower is the symbol of Shiojiri, where the Micro Artist Studio is located
Glass MaterialDual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass CoatingAnti-reflective coating on inner surface
Band MaterialBlack crocodile leather strap
Bezel MaterialFixed polished stainless steel
Dial ColorSilver color dial with engraved Grand Seiko logo at 12 o’clock position, minute markers, Spring Drive logo and special dial mark
Dial HandsZaratsu polished 14k white gold hands and tempered blue second hand
Dial MarkersIndexes with Zaratsu polished 14k white gold markers
CrownScrew down at 3 o’clock position
Case sizeDiameter 38.5 mm × Thickness 9.8 mm
Clasp typeThree fold clasp with push button release

 

Movement
Caliber no9R02   Instruction
Movement TypeSpring Drive
Power reserveApproximately 84 hours
Accuracy±1 second per day / ±15 seconds per month (average)

 

Functions / Specifications
Water resistanceSplash resistant
Magnetic resistanceEquipped (4,800 A/m)
FunctionsHour, minute, second hand, power reserve, torque return system, dual-spring barrel
Features
  • 39 jewels
  • Power reserve display
  • Screw case back
  • See-through case back
  • Stop seconds hand function

Reference : Grand Seiko SBGZ003J

Description

About Grand Seiko SBGZ003

Grand Seiko Elegance Collection

A new Spring Drive masterpiece from the Micro Artist Studio

The 20th anniversary of Spring Drive is celebrated in a new series within the Grand Seiko Elegance collection that presents an even more refined and slim profile.
All offer one-second-a-day precision and a long power reserve, thanks to the dual mainspring design of both calibers, and share the understated refinement and sparkle of quality that exemplify Grand Seiko’s uniquely Japanese sensibility continuous flow of time.
The dial features the celebrated “Snowflake” pattern which is inspired by the beauty of the snow in the Shinshu region. As the glide motion seconds hand sweeps across the pure white snow-patterned dial, the wearer will feel the natural flow of time in winter and the beauty of our natural world in its purest, pristine state.
The Micro Artist Studio made its first contribution to Grand Seiko with the 8-Day Power Reserve Spring Drive watch that was greeted at Baselworld 2016 with great acclaim. This same elite team of watchmakers now presents Caliber 9R02, a new movement that has two mainsprings set in parallel within a single barrel and uses the unique Torque Return System* to deliver a power reserve of 84 hours. The power reserve indicator is visible through the sapphire crystal case back, next to the barrel whose shape echoes that of the bellflower that is the symbol of Shiojiri, where the studio is located.

 

About Spring Drive

Spring Drive is Seiko’s exclusive movement that achieves an unprecedented level of accuracy (+/- 15 seconds per month on average, equivalent to +/- 1 second per day) by regulating a spring-driven watch with state-of-the-art electronic technology that functions without batteries or other external power source.

As in conventional mechanical watches, the sole power source of Spring Drive is a mainspring that can be wound by the motion of an oscillating weight or by winding the crown. And just as in mechanical watches, the mainspring drives a series of gears that rotate the hour, minute and second hands. A rotor, connected to the end of these gears, generate a small electrical charge that activates an electronic circuit and quartz oscillator.

The Tri-synchro regulator is a unique speed controller for Spring Drive that replaces the escapement, which is a mechanical speed control device used in almost all conventional mechanical watches. The Tri-synchro regulator moves the second hand in a smooth motion, without ticking and with extreme accuracy.

Some 80% of the components in a Spring Drive caliber are the same as those in a luxury mechanical watch. Spring Drive is a movement powered by a spring, just like a mechanical watch, with a different kind of regulator and combines the long-lasting autonomy of a mechanical watch with the precision that, until now, only electronic watches could provide.

To ensure reliable and accurate operation, all these parts need to be manufactured to the highest standards of precision, and assembling them requires superior craftsmanship.

The development of the Spring Drive movement caliber 9R was made possible because Seiko is one of the very few manufactures with expertise in both mechanical and quartz watches.

Since the first Grand Seiko Spring Drive in 2004, new movements have been created with even more complex mechanisms–including the GMT in 2005 and chronograph with GMT in 2007. Showing that with the Spring Drive caliber 9R, time never loses momentum.

Grand Seiko SBGZ003 Features : 

  • 39 jewels
  • Power reserve display
  • Screw case back
  • See-through case back
  • Stop seconds hand function

Grand Seiko SBGZ003 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.

Design style

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:

  1. Double width index at 12 o’clock
  2. Multi-faceted rectangular markers
  3. Highly polished bezel
  4. Highly polished planes and two-dimensional surface
  5. Half recessed crown
  6. Flat dial
  7. Multi-faceted hour and minute hands
  8. Curved side line
  9. Reverse slanted bezel wall and case side
  10. Dress style with simple but beautiful design
  11. Zaratsu polishing

source : wikipedia

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Dimensions4 × 4 × 1 cm

Service Center

Center NameAddressTelFax
Seiko Service Center JakartaJalan Melawai IX No. 46, Blok M, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia+62-21-7208717+62-21-7201249
Seiko Service Center JakartaPlaza Senayan Lt 3 No. 353-A, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia+62-21-5725689

+62-21-5725690

Seiko Service Center JakartaLt Dasar No. 115-116, Gd. Harco Pasar Baru, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia+62-21-3452335
Seiko Service Center SurabayaJalan Tunjungan No. 98-100, Surabaya, Indonesia+62-31-5474756

+62-31-5474757

+62-31-5347771
Seiko Service Center SurabayaPlaza Surabaya, Lt 1 No. 56-57, Surabaya, Indonesia+62-31-5316199
Seiko Service Center MedanJalan Cirebon No. 16, Medan, Indonesia+62-61-4149636
Seiko Service Center MedanSun Plaza Level 1, Blok C-32, Medan, Indonesia+62-61-4501505

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