About Grand Seiko SBGR095
Grand Seiko Automatic Historical Collection
62GS 1967 Reissue 55th Anniversary Limited Edition
Grand Seiko returns to 1967 and to its first ever automatic watch, the 62GS. The 62GS was not only automatic, it was supremely accurate, achieving the level of the highest published standard of the day. The design, too, established a style that has been passed down the years to today’s Grand Seiko. 62GS had a mirrored, multi-sided case and a wide dial opening, achieved with a bezel-free construction and Grand Seiko’s unique “Zaratsu” polishing. Together, these elements combined to make 62GS a clean, slim, easy-to-read and comfortable watch whose popularity was both immediate and lasting. It was distinctive, too. The crown was recessed and placed at the 4 o’clock position to dramatize the fact that hand winding was not required, and 62GS also had the long and razor-edge hands that have always been part of the Grand Seiko signature.
The Grand Seiko SBGR095 is part of the Grand Seiko Historical Collection as it is a reissue of the first automatic Grand Seiko, the model reference 62GS from 1967. Its release in 2015 also coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Grand Seiko line.
Originally, the crown was placed at the 4 o’clock position to highlight that the watch did not need to be hand-wound as the action of the wearer’s wrist would wind the watch. The movement in this modern reissue can be wound by the crown if desired. The cal. 9S65 has an autonomy of more than 3 days.
The case is finished using Seiko’s “Zaratsu” polishing technique which is inspired by the same methods employed on Samurai swords (katana).
The bezel free case also makes the dial size appear larger and the box sapphire crystal stand out.
The diamond-cut hands and markers finish off the classic Grand Seiko look.
Limited edition of 600 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 SBGR095 Features :
- Solid case back with engraved Grand Seiko’s lion emblem
- Screw case back
- 35 jewels
- Stop second hand function
- Power reserve 72 hours
- LIMITED EDITION on the case back
- Dauphine hands
Grand Seiko SBGR095 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