Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-beat GMT “Special” Limited Edition

With the new Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic watch, Japanese watchmaking company Seiko presents its first ceramic watch to be equipped with the Hi-beat GMT 9S86 movement, a member of the prestigious 9S mechanical caliber family that is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018.

Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-beat GMT “Special” Limited Edition

In the new Grand Seiko SBGJ229G watch, the inner case and outer bracelet links are crafted from the very light high intensity titanium. The outer case and the center links of the bracelet are made of blue zirconia ceramic, a material that is seven times harder than stainless steel and extremely scratch resistant.

Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Hi-beat GMT watch

Further, titanium and tungsten combine in the oscillating weight to resist distortion even when the watch is subjected to shock. The titanium section of the weight is treated with an anodic oxidation process that creates a new, rich and vivid blue that complements the Grand Seiko blue of the ceramic and the dial.

Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Watch Limited Edition SBGJ229G

The hi-beat movement has been specially adjusted to the Grand Seiko “Special” standard and offers a precision rate of +4 to -2 seconds per day.

The “SPECIAL” mark on the dial and the 18k rose gold Grand Seiko lion insert in the oscillating weight bear witness to this high precision achievement. The dial pattern is unique to this new creation. The indices and tempered steel GMT hand are also in blue.

Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Limited Edition SBGJ229G

Offered in a limited edition of 350 pieces, the Grand Seiko SBGJ229G Blue Ceramic watch will be available in July 2018 at the Grand Seiko and Seiko boutiques worldwide as well as at other selected Grand Seiko retailers.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Blue Ceramic Limited Edition SBGJ229G

Caliber 9S86
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
Accuracy: +4 to -2 seconds per day (when static)
Power reserve: 55 hours
GMT hand
Number of jewels: 37

Other features
High-intensity titanium and ceramic case
High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back, Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 46.4mm, Thickness: 14.6mm
High-intensity titanium and ceramic bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release

Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 15,000 Euro

Limited edition of 350 pieces

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