Grand Seiko - GRAND SEIKO 9S CALIBER LIMITED EDITION
Grand Seiko - GRAND SEIKO 9S CALIBER LIMITED EDITION

GRAND SEIKO 9S CALIBER LIMITED EDITION

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THE JAPANESE EXCELLENCE

It is on a perfectly polished surface that the play of shadows and light is best expressed, creating a subtle harmony. An interaction that is found in the traditional Japanese sliding door Shoji, in the translucency of the screens, in the finesse of the Japanese fans.

 

The Caliber 9S 20th Anniversary Limited Edition : A Large diameter size 9S Mechanical Model with a dial surfaced by an original pattern in a special color

 

Grand Seiko mechanical watches are manufactured in Iwate Prefecture's Shizukuishi Town. The 9S Mechanical Model limited editions are distinctive for their brown color reminiscent of the local traditional blacksmiths working iron with flames.

 

The radial spiral pattern on the dial consisting of 80 spun curved lines is an original insignia adopted for the 20th anniversary limited edition models of the 9S Mechanical caliber and embodies the Grand Seiko spirit connecting the path of history it has followed to the future. The “G” and “S” of Grand Seiko and the “S” mark of Daini Seikosha (currently Seiko Instruments Inc.) , which produced the first 10-beat watch, “45GS,” are regularly arranged.In the distinctive 42mm case, SBGR311 equips caliber 9S68 which is the large size automatic mechanical movement with date display.

 

Being large diameter size, SBGR311 achieves an elegant form with their narrowed lugs on the inner side and are designed to maintain high visibility and presence while still fitting nicely on the wrist.

 

Special specifications on the case back include the Grand Seiko lion emblem in gold color and a "Caliber 9S 20th Anniversary Since 1998 Limited Edition" inscribing, along with the 0001/1300~1300/1300 serial number.

 

 

THE 9S68 CALIBER 

 

Caliber 9S68 is a large sized automatic mechanical movement. Based on the Caliber 9S65 movement, it offers the simple purity of a three hand display with calendar function.

 

WHAT MAKES THE 9S MECHANICAL SPECIAL?

 

The concept of Grand Seiko was born from the desire to build the world's best watch, and the collection continues to push precision in mechanical watches to the limits of timekeeping technology.

 

As a true manufacture, Grand Seiko incorporates the latest technology alongside its breadth of craftsmanship to raise the art of watchmaking to its peak.

 

Technical specifications

REFERENCE : SBGR311G

 

 

// LIMITED EDITION OF 1300 PIECES //

 

 

CASE

- Stainless steel

- Diameter 42mm × Length 47.9mm × Thickness 13.1mm

- Dual-curved sapphire

-  Anti-reflective coating on inner surface

- Case back with lion emblem

- Screw case back

- Screw-down crown

- See-through case back

 

RESISTANCE

- Water resistance : 10 bar

- Magnetic resistance 

 

MOVEMENT

- Caliber 9S68 

- Movement Type : Automatic with manual winding capacity

- Power reserve : Approx. 72 hours(3 days)

- Accuracy : +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static) / +10 to -1 seconds per day (normal usage accuracy)

- 35 jewels

- Stop seconds hand function

 

FUNCTIONS

- Hours & Minutes

- Central Second

- Date

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

- Stainless Steel

- Perimeter of bracelet : 205mm

- Three-fold clasp with push button release

 

OTHER DETAILS 

- Serial number engraved on the case back

 

 

 

 

 

Who's who

HEART AND SOUL OF A REAL MANUFACTURE

 

To obtain the title of a real Watchmaking Manufacture , a watchmaking company must be able to manufacture and perfect itself, down to the smallest detail, all its components, from the designs of the movement to the polishing, until their final assembly.

 

Grand Seiko is a real Manufacture. They design, manufacture and assemble, with their master watchmakers in their own workshops in Japan, all the pieces of every single watches.

 

 The beauty of a timepiece lies above all in the precision of its manufacture. Precision of the order of a thousandth of a millimeter, and a millionth of a gram for each of our components.

 

Over the years, we continue to grow while adopting our own approach to watchmaking.

Through rigorous work and unwavering dedication, we have been able to achieve revolutionary innovations, such as the Spring Drive movement. Our constant commitment has also earned us pioneers in the field of the Quartz watch, and achieve the highest aesthetic finesse through unique techniques, such as Zaratsu polishing.

 

 

PRECISION : THE INITIAL OBJECTIVE

 

The first Grand Seiko was unveiled in the world on December 18, 1960. This is the first model on which appears the brand Grand Seiko, positioned under the index of 12 hours.

 

This engraving marks the beginning of a long history, punctuated by innovations, pushing back all the limits previously established in terms of precision, thus pursuing the quest for the perfect watch.

 

By the end of the 1960s, Grand Seiko mechanical watches already had exceptional precision. A precision such as during the prestigious competition organized by the Geneva Observatory in 1968, our tempers are among the 7 best mechanical movements.

 

 

THREE MOVEMENTS

 

For Grand Seiko, time is measured at the rate of 3 types of movement: mechanical, quartz and Spring Drive.

The excellent of Grand Seiko begins with the choice of raw materials. The combined talents of our elite master craftsmen, coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, ensure that each timepiece is kept operating at a level of perfection.

 

Corollary of this high technological precision, the Grand Seiko style is defined by a timeless refinement, whose secret lies in an elegant and refined aesthetic.

 

 

JAPANESE AESTHETICS: THE SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

 

Fans. Screens. Wood panels and rice paper ...

In Japan, land of contrasts, an infinity of shades separate the shadow of light. According to Zen philosophy, the shadow is as important as the light, because only the shadow allows the light to express itself.

 

A simple form composed of a flat part and a curve, allows to reflect the light and to reveal infinite expressions. The Grand Seiko style is based on this Japanese sense of aesthetics. A natural sophistication, inspired by the act of observation and appreciation of nature.

 

 

WHEN ELEGANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY GET PERFECTLY 

 

Each case is designed to reflect the smallest ray of light. Each facet is polished by hand, giving it this mirror-polished look.

 

A clear, harmonious, unique aesthetic, which tells you that you have before you a Seiko Grand, attractive, pleasant to wear, perfect readability, and practical par excellence.

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