About Grand Seiko SBGJ241
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The dial pattern takes the imagination to the beautiful Japanese forests which are reflecting on the floor. Faithful to the original 44GS but with Grand Seiko’s latest artistry. The vertical dial patterns are in the image of traditional Japanese wooden floors that reflect the foliage of green leaves.
Limited Edition of 700 pieces.
About 9S Mechanical
In 1968, Grand Seiko introduced Japan’s first automatic 10-beat watch (61GS) to the world.
In 2009, 10-beat Caliber 9S85 surpassed the original, with high precision parts created using sophisticated modern technology assembled with skills honed over the many decades of Grand Seiko’s watchmaking.
Innovations to the precision controlling mainspring, the hairspring, and the escapement mean that the 9S Mechanical is not simply a revival of the 10-beat movement of the past, but an entirely new incarnation of this high-precision movement.
Grand Seiko SBGJ241 Concept :
Everything about this watch expresses the beauty of nature and forests as seen from the Japanese perspective and more on the dial. Its colour reflects not only the youthful green in Japan but also the way that their colour is reflected in the wooden floors of traditional Japanese architecture.
A green dial that reflects the deep greenery of the beautiful forests in Japan.
For the first several years after its birth in 1960, each Grand Seiko watch was designed with precision as its primary aim and each one looked different to the rest. In 1967, everything changed. A young designer was tasked to create a watch that would set a style for the future of Grand Seiko and that would establish its unique design language. The result was the 44GS, a watch that embodied the nine design elements defined in the Grand Seiko Style.
Today, this modern re-interpretation of the original 44GS expresses the essence of Grand Seiko.
All of the nine design elements embodied in the first 44GS are meticulously recreated but with a subtle change. A new curved ridgeline on the case side was added so that it could accommodate the depth of the automatic movement.
Nevertheless, the fidelity of the recreation is its most striking characteristic as is evidenced by the double width index at 12 o’clock which enhances the legibility of the time by accentuating the vertical axis from twelve to six. Similarly, the multi-faceted indexes and hands glisten with elegance just like the original thanks to their diamond-cut edges.
The flat surfaces on the bezel and case are polished by hand to a full, distortion-free finish using the Zaratsu technique for which Grand Seiko is celebrated.
The Shizukuishi Watch Studio located in Iwate Prefecture plays a key role in the production of Grand Seiko mechanical watches. A true manufacture, the studio’s craftsmen oversee the manufacture, assembly, adjustment, inspection and shipment of critical mechanical watch components including hairsprings.
Grand Seiko SBGJ241 Features :
- 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
- 37 jewels
- Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- LIMITED EDITION on the case back
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGJ241 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