About Grand Seiko SBGR317G
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection.
An automatic mechanical in a new 40 mm case design.
A black dial gives a more compact look. The strong three-dimensional indexes are tightly arranged to the outside of the calendar frame, creating harmony with the presence of the case, balance and a stately profile. The case design has a sense of presence and luxury following the standard design of Grand Seiko.
The caliber 9S65 “Mechanical automatic winding 3 Days” lasts 72 hours at maximum winding, adopting the latest hydraulic spring and escapement (MEXT) by MEMS method, creating greater stability and improved accuracy. The back of the see-through case, allows the owner to enjoy the precise movement.
This model combines the presence and wearability in a well-balanced manner with high legibility. This model can endure generations as a lifetime timepiece that carves important moments together.
Grand Seiko SBGR317G Features :
- 35 jewels
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- See-through case back
- Stop seconds hand function
Grand Seiko SBGR317G 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