Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph - #SBGC001
Long time a watch collector’s item, the Grand Seiko has been revered as one of the finest watches that Japan produces. Until now, obtaining a Grand Seiko proved difficult for many watch collectors, the watch was only available in Japan, necessitating a trip to Japan to purchase one, or turning to the used watch market to secure one themselves.
For the first time ever, SEIKO is making the Grand Seiko line of watches widely available outside of Japan. Mr. Hattori, SEIKO’s President and CEO announced that Grand Seiko would be available around the world for the first time in SEIKO’s history, and at the perfect time as well. 2010 was the 50th anniversary of the Grand Seiko line of watches, so it was fitting that it should be released worldwide to commemorate such an impressive achievement.
The Grand Seiko line of watches is among the very best in the entire world, rivaling the best watches built by both European and American companies. A rich SEIKO heritage of quality, accuracy, and aesthetics are used as a guide to incorporate some of the finest materials available to create these truly grand, Grand Seiko watches.
Every part and component used in the Grand Seiko is made in house by the skilled SEIKO craftsmen, with the strictest of standards. Polished and beveled stainless steel, impeccable sapphire crystal glass, and an accurate Spring Drive system make the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph watch an unexpected luxury. Simply put, the Grand Seiko is the finest that SEIKO offers.
Drive system Spring Drive
Caliber No. 9R86
Case Stainless steel
Case back See-through screw case back with sapphire crystal
Glass High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Bracelet Solid stainless steel
Buckle Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release
Accuracy ±1 second / day
Water resistance 10 bar
Magnetic resistance 4800 A/m (60 gauss)
Case thickness 16.1mm
Case diameter 43.5mm
Blue-steel center chronograph second hand, Blue-steel chronograph minute hand, Blue-steel chronograph hour hand
Screw crown and screw buttons