About Grand Seiko SBGJ219G
Grand Seiko Elegance Collection
Retro-modern mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 GMT
This model incorporates Caliber 9S86, the high-specification movement delivers the same accuracy (-5 to +3 seconds a day) and the same power reserve ( 55 hours) as the core Caliber 9S85, while also offering the GMT function that the international traveler needs to ensure that the accuracy of the time shown is not compromised when the time zone is changed. The GMT hand shows the time in the home time zone.
Designed in harmony with the classic case, the retro-modern dial is inscribed with a 1/5 second scale that is unique to a 10 beat model. The result is a design finish that is both fine and elegant.
The long and slim markers provide a clean and refined expression.
Grand Seiko SBGJ219G Features :
- 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
- 37 jewels
- Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
- Case back with 6 screws
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGJ219G 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