About Grand Seiko SBGH263
A Special Edition Grand Seiko designed with a stainless steel case and brown crocodile strap, this 39.5 mm timepiece offers high precision and reliability that endures.
The box-shaped sapphire crystal highlights the gold numeral markers along with the razor edged hands for high legibility. The Hi-Beat 36000 movement, Caliber 9S85 is designed, made, assembled, adjusted and tested at the Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are manufactured and assembled, by hand, by acclaimed craftsmen and women. In both performance and appearance, it expresses the very best of Grand Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking. The caliber has a high accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 55 hours. Wearers of this watch can enjoy a clear view of the highly polished movement through the see-through case back. 30m (3 bar) Water Resistant.
Grand Seiko SBGH263 Features :
- 37 jewels
- Screw back
- See-through back
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Date display
- Automatic GMT
Grand Seiko SBGH263 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