Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition (reference SBGJ255)

In 1967, Japanese watchmaking giant Seiko launched reference 44GS, first timepiece to embody the design code known as the “Grand Seiko Style”. Now, 55 years on from its first appearance, Grand Seiko pays tribute to the iconic 44GS by unveiling a new Hi-Beat 36000 GMT watch with a titanium case.

The case and bracelet are in high-intensity titanium. The Zaratsu polished titanium case features distortion-free surfaces that are a defining attribute of the Grand Seiko Style.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition (reference SBGJ255)

The automatic hi-beat 9S86 movement offers 55 hours of power reserve and an accuracy rate of + 5 to –3 seconds a day. The GMT hand and the 24-hour inner bezel ring allow the time in a second time zone to be read with ease. The hour hand can be adjusted independently without compromising the precision of the watch.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition (reference SBGJ255)

The white dial has a soft sheen against which the GS and GMT letters stand out in blue as clearly as the tempered blue GMT hand. The hour, minute and GMT hands carry the proprietary Lumibrite luminescent coating. The dual-curved sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating on its inner surface.

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition (reference SBGJ255)

The oscillating weight with the Grand Seiko lion emblem has a gold-toned finish. The watch will be available as a limited edition of 1,200 pieces at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide in January 2022.

Technical details

Model: Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference: SBGJ255
Collection: Grand Seiko Heritage

Movement
Caliber 9S86
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
Accuracy: +5 to –3 seconds per day
Power reserve: 55 hours
GMT hand
Number of jewels: 37

Case and bracelet
High intensity titanium case and bracelet
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Case diameter: 40.0mm
Case thickness: 14.0mm

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €8,500

Edition
Limited edition of 1,200 pieces