After being introduced in 2014, the 9S86 10 vibration per second Hi-Beat GMT has adopted a titanium case and bracelet. Reduced in weight by about 30% compared to the stainless steel, the prorietary Seiko alloy of Bright Titanium retains the same shine as steel, and is also capable of being re-polished. Conveying the "brilliant sparkle" of Grand Seiko, the Zaratsu mirror finished case uses a delicate multifaceted design, inspired by the 44GS of 1967. The new pin striped dial represents the pusuit of practicality and expresses the "lightness" of the Bright Titanium. The SBGE013 features a dark grey dial with gold tone GMT hand.
Drive system Mechanical Automatic (Hand winding capability) Caliber No. 9S86 Case Titanium Case back See-through screw case back with sapphire crystal Glass High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Bracelet Titanium Buckle Titanium with three-fold clasp with push button release Accuracy +5 ~ -3 seconds/ day Water resistance 10 bar Magnetic resistance 4800 A/m (60 gauss) Weight 106.6g Case thickness 14.0 mm Case diameter 40.0mm Jewels 37 Remarks Screw crown Gold Tone GMT hand
As Seiko president Hattori has stated, the Grand Seiko Hi Beat is the pinnacle of the Seiko line--I agree! If you're happy knowing you have on your wrist the best-crafted, most elegant, understated watch in the world, REGARDLESS OF PRICE, and you don't care if anyone else knows it, then join the Grand Seiko world!Craig Kinard
28th Apr 2016