About Grand Seiko SBGH269
Grand Seiko Automatic Hi-Beat 36000 9S85 Heritage Collection
A deep red maple dial that reflects the reds of the Autumn in the forests of Japan
From the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection, a limited edition model has emerged that focuses on autumn in Japan.
The dial captures the scenery seen in the mountainous areas of Japan in which the leaves gradually turn to a deep red as the season changes from summer to autumn.
This limited model, expresses the unique scenery of autumn in Japan, showing a range of gradations of the leaves that gradually turn red. Its colors reflects not only the leaves of autumn but also the way that their colors are reflected in the lacquered wooden floors of traditional Japanese architecture.
A special dial that expresses the colors of autumn leaves in Japan.
The vertical dial patterns are in the image of traditional Japanese wooden floors that reflect the foliage of red leaves. The interaction of the dial colors, produce a Japanese seasonal tradition.
Built around an elegant yet simple watch face, this new design exemplifies a uniquely Japanese style.
Two finely polished surfaces of the case with a distortion-free mirror finish extend to the very edge of the lug creating a perfect triangle that is then applied hairline finishing. This design form can only be achieved by the most skilled Grand Seiko craftsmen and women through the careful use of multi-faceted Zaratsu polishing.
You can look through the see-through case back to see the special edition mechanical high-beat 36000 Caliber 9S85.
The titanium-made oscillating weight, which has been anodized to a blue-green color, exhibits the shade of green leaves that have not yet been dyed in red, allowing the seasonal shifts to be felt along with the deep red dials.
Limited edition of 900 pieces.
Grand Seiko SBGH269 Features :
- 37 jewels
- Date display
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- See-through case back
- Serial number engraved on the case back
- Stop second hand function
Grand Seiko SBGH269 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