The 62GS was the first Grand Seiko to feature a self-winding movement. For the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko, they introduced a series deriving its design from the 62GS, and coming in multiple movement types. Today we feature the Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat Limited Edition SBGH039 with a stunning new dial.
The SBGH039 features a unique burgundy brown radial finish dial, that like most Grand Seiko, has an incredible spectrum of color depending on how the light hits it. We actually went though what colors could describe this unique color while in our meeting with Seiko, ranging from mocha, burgundy, chocolate, etc; but ultimately, just decided it was beautiful. This is the first dial type we have seen like this, and there is no doubt it will be wildly popular.
The case and bracelet for the SBGH039 will be stainless steel and measure out at 40mm wide and 12.9mm thick. The crystal is reminiscent of the vintage 62GS in its box shaped design, but sapphire with 99% clarity coating is the biggest difference between this and the variant from 1967.
The movement used is the 9S85 with 36,000 bph rate and 55 hour power reserve which is made at Shizukuishi watch studio in Morioka, Japan. This caliber is incredibly difficult to make and is one of the highlights of this studio. The adjustment to make this fast paced caliber is only done by the most trusted craftsman and ensures a -3 to +5 second per day accuracy rating.
The Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat Limited Edition SBGH039 is estimated to arrive in the US this summer, probably around July, and is estimated to retail around $6,000. Only 700 of this piece will be made to commemorate their first GS Automatic, as well as the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko. The SBGH039 is currently available for pre-order and to do so, please call us at 1-800-486-3996.
Check out our video introduction below...