About Grand Seiko SBGH257
The Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s
A limited edition leads the way forward.
This professional diver’s model features Caliber 9S85 which has a precision of +5 to -3 a day. It is built to withstand pressures encountered in saturation diving, down to a depth of 600 meters.
The groove on the rotating bezel ensures a firm grip even with thick diving gloves.
Luminous markers at every ten second point on the dial ensure the legibility on which the safety of the deep sea diver depends.
Every component is built to last, but all divers know that their watch needs regular maintenance, just like every other device on which his or her life may depend. This is why the case, stem and crown are designed for secure servicing and even the bezel has a four-part design that makes for easy disassembly and re-assembly.
The dial is made of pure iron in order to protect the movement from the harmful effects of magnetism. It delivers safe and secure use during diving and thanks to the lightness of the titanium, every-day usability is also assured.
It has the distinctive clean edges and distortion-free mirror surfaces that only Zaratsu polishing can deliver.
The dial and strap of the limited edition are made in the exclusive color that signifies craftsmanship and tradition in Japan and is the signature color of Grand Seiko. It comes with an extra-strength silicone strap, in the deep Grand Seiko blue to match the dial so that you can change the appearance of the watch at will.
Grand Seiko SBGH257 Features :
- Screw down crown
- See-through back
- Screw back
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Case back with a lion emblem
- Magnetic resistance
- Water resistance 600 m
Grand Seiko SBGH257 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