Made in celebration of Grand Seiko’s 60th anniversary, this new limited edition watch draws inspiration from the nature that surrounds the two studios, in Shizukuishi and Shinshu, where all its timepieces are crafted.
The dial of the new limited edition automatic watch recreates the brilliant blue sky over Mt. Iwate at dawn when it is tinged with the red of the morning sun. The blue of the dial is echoed in the vivid blue of the titanium sections of the oscillating weight and a red ring inside the sapphire crystal case back mirrors the glow of the morning sun as it rises and causes light to flood through the broad windows of the studio.
The blue of the oscillating weight is achieved through an anodic oxidation process in which metals are subjected to electrolysis so as to generate an oxide film. This oxide film produces color according to the light refraction index when the thickness of the oxide film is carried.
The watch is powered by Caliber 9S65 which delivers a power reserve of 72 hours and a precision rate of +5 to -3 seconds a day. It is assembled, adjusted and inspected by hand at the recently opened Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi.
This new watch is offered as limited edition of 2,500 and will be available worldwide in October, 2020.
Model: Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary Limited Edition (SBGR321)
Caliber 9S65 Automatic
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Accuracy (mean daily rate): +5 to -3 seconds per day
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 35
Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet
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: 40.0 mm, Thickness: 13.0 mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 5,300 euro
Limited edition of 2,500