About Grand Seiko SBGJ227
Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT Limited Edition
The beauty of a peacock’s feathers inspires Grand Seiko
The peacock is a bird that has inspired many ideas and myths throughout history. The ancients believed that peacocks symbolized immortality, while other cultures have seen renewal and even the ability to be all-seeing in this beautiful bird. All over the world, the peacock continues to intrigue and fascinate mankind. Once seen, a peacock’s plumage is never forgotten and its beauty is universally acknowledged.
The dial of the latest Grand Seiko Hi-beat 36000 captures this beauty. With its deep green color and stamped pattern, the dial is at once striking and yet subtle.
The case is a contemporary re-interpretation of acclaimed 44GS design from 1967 that set the Grand Seiko style. Like every Grand Seiko watch, it offers highly polished, distortion-free surfaces, razor edged hands for high legibility and perfect comfort on the wrist.
Multi-faceted rectangular markers and hands, one of the iconic characteristics of Grand Seiko, make legibility easy, even in low light conditions.
The hi-beat GMT movement 9S86 is designed, made, assembled, adjusted and tested at the Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio in where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are manufactured and assembled, by hand, by the studio’s craftsmen and women.
In both performance and appearance, it expresses the very best of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking. The caliber has a high accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 55 hours. The GMT hand can be used as a dual time indicator with the hour hand being adjustable independently as the time of day hands continue to mark time. It is the perfect watch for the international traveler.
Limited edition of 700 pieces.
Grand Seiko SBGJ227 Features :
- 37 jewels
- Screw down crown
- Screw see-through case back
- Case back with a lion emblem
- Serial number on the case back
- Date display
- Magnetic resistance
Grand Seiko SBGJ227 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