About Grand Seiko SBGW049
The Grand Seiko Guiloche Collection Limited Edition
Automatic Caliber 9S for Women
Grand Seiko has been pursuing and realizing the essence of wristwatches at high levels such as high time accuracy, easy visibility, ease of use, durability, since the birth of 1960, as a high-end watch that you can patronize for a long time It is a brand that has repeatedly made progress. Starting global expansion in earnest in 2010, it has been highly appreciated in over 30 countries worldwide. As the place of activity of women spreads, Grand Seiko will further enhance the charm as a luxury brand by expanding the lineup of ladies’ models expressing individuality as beautiful watches in Japan.
Limited edition of 200 pieces.
Grand Seiko SBGW049 Features :
■ Inherit the atmosphere of the original Grand Seiko Form
This model is based on the current hand-rolled mechanical model which inherited the classic design taste of the first Grand Seiko born in 1960 to modern times and has gained high support. The radiant pattern of a fine and supple curve is applied to the dial of the white color, and the hour mark is finished in a sophisticated feminine design, such as arranging it into a long narrow shape. It also accentuates the blue color of the second hand, it also fits man’s fashion taste, is a model that feminine hands gracefully complement.
■ Yuki Amami color strap and special package selection
In addition to genuine Crocodile strap (navy color), Bordeaux color crocodile strap chosen by Yuki Amami comes with it. The front side adopts glossy Bordeaux color and the reverse side adopts ornate pearl pink color, you can enjoy two tastes by replacing the strap. It is a special model that brings these in special box made and hands it over.
■ Feminine impression drifted pink gold color logo
Adopted pink gold logo at the 6 o’clock position of the dial and also the pink gold color emblem of the lion. It has neat face and has become an accent to feminism.
Grand Seiko SBGW049 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