About Grand Seiko SBGH039G
Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat Collection 55th Anniversary Limited Edition
Celebrating 55 years of expert mechanical Japanese watch making.
A beautiful limited edition watch offers functionality, reliability and supreme technical ability within its Hi beat structure. The Grand Seiko 62GS Hi Beat offers a collection of superb functions such as a water resistance of 10 bar and anti magnetic force resistance of 4800 A/m, ensuring effortless functionality regardless of external pressures. The automatic manual winding mechanism is finished with an anti reflective coating and a scratch resistant high definition dual curved box shaped sapphire crystal glass protection, leading to a screw down crown and see through case back to showcase the workings of the impressive in house caliber GS85. The bespoke Grand Seiko movement consists of 37 jewels, offers an impressive 55 hours of power reserve and oscillates at 28000 bph. The diameters of the sturdy and robust stainless steel case are 40 mm in diameter and 12.9 mm in thickness providing a bold statement which huge Grand Seiko presence yet remaining subtle in terms of design features. Finished on a stainless steel bracelet with integrated foldable clasp, the strap has been designed to achieve wearer comfort whilst matching some elements of the dial such as the dauphine style central hour and minute hands, a sweeping needle thin second hand and silvered tones from the simplistic dial background. The Grand Seiko logo rests above the 6 o clock mark, a nod to the brands prestigious and hugely successful status.
Limited edition of 700 pieces.
Grand Seiko SBGH039G Features :
- 37 jewels
- See-through screw case back
- Screw down crown
- Date display
- Magnetic resistance
Grand Seiko SBGH039G 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