For the first time since the late 70's, Grand Seiko has introduced a Grand Seiko mechanical automatic caliber in their ladies collection. The new caliber is the 9S61 which is basically the same as the 9S65, but has no date window. These new ladies Grand Seiko automatics will be in a 34.8mm stainless steel case that is 12.3mm thick. The first in the line up is the STGR001 on stainless steel bracelet and with diamond markers.
The second piece in the line up is the STGR003 with no diamonds and blue/black leather strap. Both the STGR001 and the STGR003 will feature a feminine floral pattern dial and have the beautiful Zaratsu polishing technique. Because these are Grand Seiko mechanical pieces, they will go through all the same GS Standard testing as the mens pieces, with an accuracy rating of -3/+5 seconds per day.
Stay tuned to AZFT for more on the STGR001 HERE and the STGR003 HERE.