About Grand Seiko SBGH273
Grand Seiko “Shubun 24-Sekki” 4 Seasons Autumn U.S Edition Heritage Collection
Shubun: The Autumnal Equinox
Under the moonlight, the night is quiet except for the last of the chirping crickets. The bright moon against the dark sky in Japanese is known as tsukiyo.
The dial of this model is a dark blue to celebrate the autumnal equinox and represent the autumn clouds as they float through the sky.
Case Design: The Iconic 62GS Modern Reinterpretation
Launched in 1967, the 62GS was Grand Seiko’s first automatic movement. This timepiece gained popularity for its striking design featuring a mirrored, multi-sided case and wide dial opening, which was achieved with bezel-free construction and Seiko’s signature Zaratsu polishing technique. Pure, refined, and noble, the 62GS is a treasured classic.
Movement: 9S85 calibre from the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in Iwate Prefecture. This sophisticated, modern movement makes use of innovations to its mainspring, hairspring, and escapement to improve precision. The movement demonstrates the pure power of the Mechanical Hi-Beat 36,000.
Grand Seiko SBGH273 Features :
Tsukiyo, the moonlight night
Under the moonlight, the night is quiet except for the last of the chirping crickets. The bright moon against the dark sky in Japanese is known as tsukiyo. The dial of this model is a dark blue to celebrate the autumnal equinox and represent the autumn clouds as they float through the sky.
Opening with the beginning of fall (Risshū), the period when temperatures fall (Shosho), and awaken to the morning dew (Hakuro). It is this season that day equals night (Shūbun), and the frost appears in the morning (Kanro). Fall enters hibernation upon the first frost (Sōkō).
Caliber 9S85 uses sophisticated modern technology applying innovations to the precision controlling mainspring, the hairspring, and the escapement. Together the movement showcases the pure power and dynamism of the Mechanical Hi-Beat 36,000.
Learn more about Caliber 9S85 here.
- 37 jewels
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGH273 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