Grand Seiko - Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 DAYS SPRING DRIVE
Grand Seiko - Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 DAYS SPRING DRIVE

Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 DAYS SPRING DRIVE

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The Grand Seiko Watches Japan Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve Spring Drive Watch

 
The limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J automatic spring drive watch from Grand Seiko Watches Japan, featuring a platinum or rather than rose gold or titanium case, white  dial, hybrid mechanical – quartz movement offering an eight (8) day power reserve, is a spectacular addition to the Grand Seiko Watches ‘Heritage Collection’ of watches and other high end watch models from the Japan based brand such as the Seiko Elegance Collection and Seiko Sport Collection and the finest watches including the Eichi II, Credor Eichi spring drive minute repeater and Sonnerie chiming watches.
 
The Grand Seiko Watches Japan ‘Heritage Collection’ of limited edition spring drive automatic watches has of course, grown in recent years, and this latest edition, in the form of the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch, focuses attention on the delights of a platinum instead of rose gold, titanium or stainless steel case, this time combining this with the traditional Grand Seiko Japan watch white dial face, but an astounding hybrid mechanical quartz caliber (or calibre) movement, with the 8 (eight) day power reserve of the watch name. This watch is so spectacular that potential purchasers of Omega, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross or indeed, a watch the humblest stainless steel watch manufacturer, are certain to not only take notice, but shout, “Grand Seiko please.” 
 
The appeal and beauty of the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch is indeed so wide that it probably extends beyond the buyers of those Omega, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross and watches from the humblest stainless steel watch manufacturer, to include anyone. The Grand Seiko brand is now truly a brand apart, and while the same Grand Seiko brand also offers the Grand Seiko Sport Collection, Seiko Sport and Seiko Elegance Collection, the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch originates from the Grand Seiko Watches Japan Grand Seiko Micro Artist Studio in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, offering details unlike any other. Just how special these high end watches are is witnessed by their association, however loosely, with watchmaking legend Mr. Philippe Dufour, and the fact that many potential purchasers chose to reserve their watch as soon as full details of the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch were published, some rushing to paypal the Euro (EUR) required to their distributors within minutes. 
 
The Seiko Shiojiri Plant and the Grand Seiko Shinshu Micro Artist Studio which perfects both the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch and other models in the Grand Seiko Watches Japan Heritage Collection, is the epicenter of some of the finest haute horlogerie watch making today, and follows all the best traditions inherent in the heritage of the Grand Seiko brand. Production at the Shinshu Micro Watch Studio, unlike that of the wider Shiojiri Nagano plant or even the Shizukuishi Grand Seiko watch studio in Iwate Prefecture, is strictly limited to high end watches from the Grand Seiko watch Japan Heritage Collection models, including the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD20J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch, and a few other high end models including the Eichi II, Credor Eichi spring drive minute repeater and Sonnerie chiming watches.
 
At the heart of the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch from the Grand Seiko Watches Japan and the Shiojiri Micro Artist Studio in Nagano, is the in house 9R01 caliber (or calibre) movement, featuring the 192 hours or Eight (8) days of power reserve that gives the watch its title. The in house 9R01 caliber (or calibre) movement, with that 192 hours or Eight (8) day power reserve, really is a far cry from the Seiko watches of the Seiko sport collection and Seiko elegance collection, and as the epitome of Grand Seiko Japan design that runs throughout the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection, puts the model head and shoulders above anything from Omega, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross and watches from the humblest stainless steel watch manufacturer. The Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch from the Grand Seiko Watches Japan really is a unique watch, and its in house 9R01 caliber (or calibre) movement, with that 192 hours or Eight (8) day power reserve, really is a unique spring drive caliber. 
 
With some 307 individual pieces, the 9R01 caliber (or calibre) movement achieves an accuracy of plus or minus 0.5 or half of one second per day, unique amongst Grand Seiko spring drive caliber movements. All of the details of the spring drive caliber movement are perfectly visible through the Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch’s transparent anti reflective coated sapphire crystal dial side case front and screw fit sapphire crystal case back, revealing an exquisitely finished product. A very neat touch is the bevel finish to the main plate, drawing in outline the might Mount (Mt.) Fuji, which combines with a rich display of rubies and blued screws which sparkle to produce an image of the night lights of Suwa, the city sitting below the Grand Seiko Shiojiri  Micro Artist Studio itself. The power reserve indicator required to indicate the mighty 8 Day Power Reserve of the Grand Seiko SBGD201J is housed beneath the sapphire crystal case back. The finishing to the watch case and dial side of the Spring Drive Grand Seiko SBGD201J is equally stunning. The dial side of the limited edition platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch from the Grand Seiko Watches Japan offers, as you would expect from the heritage of the Grand Seiko brand, breath-taking details. The diamond dust covered dial is reminiscent of the fresh snow which often surrounds the Nagano Micro Artist Studio in Winter. In a move away from Grand Seiko traditional heritage, the five-faceted hands of the platinum case Grand Seiko SBGD201J 8 Day Power Reserve automatic spring drive watch are longer than usual. Equally significant are details such as the mirror polishing to the platinum case itself, a product of the laborious  Zaratsu technique pioneered by Grand Seiko themselves. Details such as the diamond dust covered dial and Zaratsu polished case add an appropriate level of splendor to the 8 Day Power Reserve SBGD, and were undoubtedly one of the reasons so many Grand Seiko aficionados in Tokyo and beyond were so quick to paypal those Euro (EUR) to their nearest distributor when all the details of this high end watch from Grand Seiko Japan were first released. 

Technical specifications

Exterior
 
Case Material : Platinum
Glass Material : Box shaped sapphire
Glass Coating : Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size : Diameter 43mm × Thickness 13.2mm
Band Material : Crocodile leather
The perimeter of Band : 195mm
Clasp type : Three-fold clasp with push button release
Movement
Caliber no. : 9R01   
Power reserve : Approx. 192 hours(8 days)
Accuracy : ±10 seconds per month
Functions
 
Water resistance : 10 bar
Magnetic resistance : Equipped
Weight : 168.0 g
Other details / Features :
・56 jewels
・Power reserve display
・Screw case back
・See-through case back
・Stop seconds hand function
・Time difference adjustment function
 

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