Since the launch of GrandSeiko in 1960, each watch has demonstrated a consistent commitment to the superb nature of watchmaking. Precision, aesthetics, and ease of interpretation are the long-standing definitions of GrandSeiko. They have won worldwide praise for their ultra-high performance and scouring style that can only be achieved by true professional watchmaking. However, persistence and innovation are not at odds. GrandSeiko officially launched three new Elegance limited edition watches this month, equipped with a new 9S63 bracelet mechanical movement. The new movement is equipped with a small second hand and a power reserve indicator. Both functions are first seen in GS. 9S mechanical movement; among them, two rose gold styles are the first of their kind in GrandSeiko. For the first time, they used a lacquered face plate and used rare Japanese domestic lacquer. The elegance of GrandSeiko.
The Elegance series is equipped with a 9S63 hand-wound movement. It is the first time for a GS mechanical watch to have a small second hand and a power storage indicator. It is also the first time to use a lacquered dial, and the overall soft curve brings out elegance.
Equipped with new movement 9S63 to enhance watch legibility
The new model is equipped with GrandSeiko’s 8-year-old new model bracelet movement 9S63, equipped with a small second hand and power reserve indicator that has never appeared on the GS mechanical models before, and is suitable for various occasions such as business and formal wear. The current basic model of the GS mechanical model is 9S65. The movement uses an automatic winding mechanism and a junior hand with the date display. The new 9S63 not only removes the automatic winding mechanism, but the surface display has also changed to a small seconds dial at 9 The small three-pointer at o’clock, and a power reserve display for about three days at the three o’clock position, these are the first configurations of the 9S series. In addition, the movement also cancels the date display, so the simple and classic dial is even more Meets the attributes of a dressing table.
GrandSeikoEleganceCollection limited watch model SBGK002, 18K rose gold case, 39 mm diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve display, radial pattern lacquered dial simulating Iwateyama ridgeline, Takagi-e Logo, 9S63 hand winding machine Core, power reserve 72 hours, standing day difference + 5 ~ -3 seconds, sapphire crystal mirror and bottom cover, waterproof 30 meters, alligator strap, limited to 150 pieces worldwide.
The exquisite craftsmanship of the soft surface shows the high quality of the Elegance series
The style of the case adds a soft texture to the unique sharpness of GrandSeiko. The polished surface of the excellent staff shows a jewel-like brilliance. The double-curved sapphire crystal has processed the spherical surface without deformation from the inner and outer sides. In addition, the dial under the mirror is also a three-dimensional shape with a central protrusion. Through these details, the mechanical watch should be given a gentle expression. The minute hand and the power reserve indicator hand draw a light arc along the shape of the faceplate. These hands, case, sapphire crystal and faceplate are carefully processed by the staff by hand. The vocabulary of the curve is strengthened, and the consistency of the model’s shape is strengthened through this common geometric element.
GrandSeikoEleganceCollection limited watch model SBGK004, 18K rose gold case, 39mm diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve display, radial pattern lacquered dial simulating Iwateyama ridgeline, Takagi-e logo, 9S63 hand winding machine Core, power reserve 72 hours, standing day difference + 5 ~ -3 seconds, sapphire crystal mirror and bottom cover, waterproof 30 meters, alligator strap, limited to 150 pieces worldwide.
Rare Japanese traditional dill painting techniques show the unique charm of lacquered face plates
Among the three limited editions, two models in 18K rose gold for the first time use a face plate made of traditional Japanese lacquer. This is a technique that has never appeared on GrandSeiko in the past, and the raw materials for painting are also produced. Limited, extremely rare pure Japanese domestic lacquer. Jingfa Temple, which produces this lacquer, is located in the northern part of Iwate Prefecture, and it can be called the representative of Japanese lacquer. And these few Nissan lacquers are mainly used for the restoration of historical cultural assets.
GrandSeikoEleganceCollection limited watch model SBGK005, stainless steel case, diameter 39 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve display, ‘GSBlue’ dial, 9S63 hand-wound movement, power reserve 72 hours, standing day difference +5 ~ -3 seconds, sapphire crystal mirror and bottom cover, waterproof 30 meters, alligator strap, limited to 1500 pieces worldwide.
Among the two types of lacquer art faceplates, SBGK002 first engraved the radial pattern simulating Iwateyama ridges on the bottom plate surface, and then coated a layer of transparent ‘transparent paint’ on the surface. SBGK004 uses another A black lacquer with luster and depth; in order to create a soft impression, the three-dimensional spherical surface is used, and it requires considerable lacquer art skills to evenly coat the lacquer on this non-flat surface. Two GSLogo, Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock, and 10 time scales were drawn by Kanazawa’s lacquer artist Tamura Ikura. Tamura, who has been working with Seiko for many years, chose to be both slender and powerful. It is the ‘Takachie’ of the essence of Kaga lacquer art to present these elements, thereby expressing the three-dimensional sense and exquisiteness that GS should have.
The limited model of model SBGK005 not only uses the elegant ‘GSBlue’ on the face plate engraved with the Iwate mountain pattern, the transparent back also echoes this blue theme, with the classic blue male lion embossed, elegant and domineering.
A blue theme developed from GSBlue
Another limited edition SBGK005 uses the elegant ‘GSBlue’ on the face plate engraved with the Iwate mountain pattern, and the sapphire crystal on the bottom cover is decorated with a blue lion coat of arms; in addition, the machine under the transparent case back The core uses blue steel screws in particular. This time, only this one has this treatment. The small embellishment immerses both the front and the back of the watch in a blue world.