Grand Seiko Special Edition Hi-Beat 36,000

SEIKO – Grand Seiko Special Edition Hi-Beat 36,000 is the latest and most accurate edition to legendary Grand Seiko line. For more than 50 years, the Grand Seiko’s watchmakers have selected the very finest materials, designed and manufactured cutting edge movements and used traditional craftsmanship to create by hand, watches that are, in their simple sophistication, perfect expressions of all that is essential in a wrist watch. An ultimate expression of the Grand Seiko ideal, this model now sets a new standard in the fine mechanical watch making.

The first Grand Seiko standard was set in 1966, since which time it has been raised as new materials, technologies and mainstream techniques have made possible new advances. Today, the Special Edition Hi-beat 36,000 goes beyond the standard with levels of accuracy that are among the highest in the world.

In recognition of its importance in the pantheon of Grand Seiko creations, this specially adjusted caliber is offered exclusively in 18k gold, with the lion emblem, also in gold, on the oscillating weight. Seiko’s latest hi-beat movement was introduced in 2009 and was made possible by advances in every aspect of the caliber. A new Spron material is used for the mainspring to deliver more torque and a new pallet and wheel increase the efficiency of the escapement.

Together, these advances deliver more stable accuracy and a remarkable, industry-leading 55 hour power reserve. The new Special Edition builds on these advances to deliver enhanced precision as well as outstanding power reserve. On all the precision criteria, this specially tuned new piece exceeds the Grand Seiko standard. The enhanced performance of the new Special Edition is entirely the result of the skills of the Master Watchmakers at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio where the watch is created. The adjustment is entrusted to only the very best of the Studio’s most experienced watchmakers who test and select the balance springs individually.

Technical details
Caliber 9S85: 36,000vph, 55 hour power reserve, self-winding with manual winding capability

Grand Seiko Special Edition Hi-Beat 36,000 – Ref SBGH022
Case: 18K rose gold, See-through screw case back with sapphire crystal, 38.0 mm in diameter
Band: Crocodile with 18K rose gold buckle
Glass: High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 10,000 A/m
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 23,300

Grand Seiko Special Edition Hi-Beat 36,000 – Ref SBGH019
Case: 18K white gold, See-through screw case back with sapphire crystal, 38.0 mm in diameter
Band: Crocodile with 18K white gold buckle
Glass: High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 10,000 A/m
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 24,700

Grand Seiko Special Edition Hi-Beat 36,000 – SBGH020
Case: 18K yellow gold, See-through screw case back with sapphire crystal, 38.0 mm in diameter
Band: Crocodile with 18K yellow gold buckle
Glass: High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 10,000 A/m
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 23,300

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