Online Exclusive Limited Edition Automatic Hi-Beat 36000
Everything about this watch expresses the beauty of nature and forests as seen from the Japanese perspective and more on the dial. Its colour reflects not only the youthful green in Japan but also the way that their colour is reflected in the wooden floors of traditional Japanese architecture.
The Shizukuishi Watch Studio located in Iwate Prefecture plays a key role in the production of Grand Seiko mechanical watches. A true manufacture, the studio's craftsmen oversee the manufacture, assembly, adjustment, inspection and shipment of critical mechanical watch components including hairsprings.
The studio is composed of expert craftsmen and women, several of whom have won recognition as Contemporary Master Craftsmen and receipt of the prestigious Medal with Yellow Ribbon. The combined excellence of their craft has made it possible to achieve the world's foremost mechanical watches.
A green dial that reflects the deep greenery of the beautiful forests in Japan.
For the first several years after its birth in 1960, each Grand Seiko watch was designed with precision as its primary aim and each one looked different to the rest. In 1967, everything changed. A young designer was tasked to create a watch that would set a style for the future of Grand Seiko and that would establish its unique design language. The result was the 44GS, a watch that embodied the nine design elements defined in the Grand Seiko Style.
Today, this modern re-interpretation of the original 44GS expresses the essence of Grand Seiko.
All of the nine design elements embodied in the first 44GS are meticulously recreated but with a subtle change. A new curved ridgeline on the case side was added so that it could accommodate the depth of the automatic movement.
Nevertheless, the fidelity of the recreation is its most striking characteristic as is evidenced by the double width index at 12 o’clock which enhances the legibility of the time by accentuating the vertical axis from twelve to six. Similarly, the multi-faceted indexes and hands glisten with elegance just like the original thanks to their diamond-cut edges.
The flat surfaces on the bezel and case are polished by hand to a full, distortion-free finish using the Zaratsu technique for which Grand Seiko is celebrated.
The dial pattern takes the imagination to the beautiful Japanese forests which are reflecting on the floor. Faithful to the original 44GS but with Grand Seiko’s latest artistry. The vertical dial patterns are in the image of traditional Japanese wooden floors that reflect the foliage of green leaves.
The watch is offered as a limited edition of 700 pieces worldwide.
SBGJ241 - Online Exclusive
[ Caliber 9S86 ]
Limited edition of 700
Only 5 watches available in India
Exclusively at Grand Seiko Online Boutique
Available in December, 2020