Grand Seiko presents a new Heritage Hi-Beat 36000 model with a textured dial, inspired by the beautiful white birch trees.
The watch takes inspiration from the white birch (Shirakaba) tree forests near the Shizukuishi studio where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are crafted.
The overall look of the new creation is known as the Series 9 Design and it will be an important part of the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection’s signature in the years to come. Its powerful hands and grooved, prominent markers ensure perfect legibility, its Zaratsu polished, distortion-free mirror finish and delicate hairline finish alternate to give the case a quiet and harmonious glow.
Its case features wide lugs and a low center of gravity that ensure that the watch sits easily and securely on the wrist. The Series 9 Design is true to the Grand Seiko Style defined back in 1967 with the celebrated 44GS, but its heritage is combined with a powerful contemporary feel that points towards a new era.
This stunning wristwatch is powered by the innovative mechanical hi-beat Caliber 9SA5, which offers a power reserve of 80 hours. First presented in 2020, Caliber 9SA5 incorporates the entirely new Dual Impulse Escapement, the Grand Seiko free-sprung balance, and the horizontal gear train.
This Hi-Beat 36000 watch will be available in March 2021 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide.
Collection: Grand Seiko Heritage
Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000 80 Hours Caliber 9SA5
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
Accuracy (mean daily rate):+5 to -3 seconds per day
Power reserve: 80 hours
Number of jewels: 47
Case and bracelet
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 11.7mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €9,500