Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition SBGP017
The Shinshu Yunkai-inspired watch celebrates the 55th anniversary of the 44GS style and design.
Released in 1967, the original 44GS was the initially watch to embody " Grand Seiko Style, " a design code pushed by a set of nine key points designed to give Grand Seiko watches their unique look and feel. That design framework has tested timeless and is still electrifying in Grand Seiko's magazine to this day. To commemorate typically the 55th anniversary of the 44GS in 1967, Grand Seiko has released a limited edition clock with a special dial along with an extremely precise quartz activity to pay homage to this foundational model.
Predicament of the SBGP017 is forty mm in diameter, 10. 7mm thick and made of metal. It is polished through Awesome Seiko's Zaratsu technique, along with the result is an eye-catching, distortion-free finish that exemplifies Fantastic Seiko case work. Water proofing is 10 bar in addition to magnetic resistance is 5, 800 A/m. Mounted into the case is a stainless steel five-link bracelet with a push-button let go tri-fold clasp.
Beneath the hyperboloid sapphire crystal clear is a beautiful dial ornamented with a light blue Iwao structure - inspired by the coastal of clouds floating around often the Shinshu Mountains in the morning hours. These dense clouds type only in the special ailments of still and monsoon air in the Shinshu lowlands, and their blue hue emanates from the clear sky preceding them. The sea of confuses lasts only for a short time, with perfect contrast to the short lived moments between each secondly captured by the 9F Calibers second hand.
Typically the drive system is a special type of the 9F85 movement, appropriate to ±5 seconds a year. This increased precision is definitely achieved by using quartz deposits that are aged for three several months and then specially selected with regard to their performance characteristics. The gold colored five-pointed star above the six to eight o’clock position on the face symbolizes the movement’s exactness improvement of ±5 moments per year.
Thanks to a new double-pulse-controlled motor, high torque drives the Grand Seiko's large, heavy hands, whilst the backlash self-adjusting mechanism eradicates any judder as the just a few seconds hand moves across the watch dial. The hour hand are adjustable without stopping the second hand, retaining the high precision of the observe and making it easy to adapt the time when the wearer improvements time zones. The sapphire scenario back reveals the dazzling finish of the movement, in addition to the tempered blue screws. Often the integrated circuits in quartz watches are sensitive to help UV light and usually have to have a closed caseback, and Huge Seiko takes extra steps to protect it. This is the next Grand Seiko sapphire caseback with a 9F quartz mobility, the second with tempered pink screws.