Grand Seiko has unveiled a Spring Drive 8 day jewelry watch from its Masterpiece Collection. Made of platinum and adorned with diamonds, black spinels and white gold, this sparkling wristwatch evokes the beauty and power of the white lion.
The texture of centre dial is inspired by the male white lion’s mane. The strong and angular lugs speak of the power of the lion. 112 diamonds are embedded in the upper surfaces of the case and a further 60 baguette diamonds surround the dial on the bezel. No fewer than 94 diamonds are set in the dial, contrasting with the 26 black spinels to create a stunningly intricate effect. The seconds hand is tempered to a perfect grey color to match the overall tone and a single brilliant-cut diamond is set into the crown.
On the dial, the carefully selected spinels and baguette diamonds are tapered and serve as minute and hour markers. All these gems are set by hand between a very thin pair of 18kt white gold rails.
The diamonds on the bezel are also set by hand with a precision that allows the light on their table surfaces to flow evenly, as if the bezel were a single surface. The same high level of jewelry expertise is to be seen on the lugs where the diamonds are set so exactly that they also seem to create a single, flat surface.
The case is made of Platinum 950 and has the sharply defined edges and prominent ridges that are among the central characteristics of Grand Seiko. This is achieved by the cold forging of the case and by a special kind of Zaratsu polishing that was designed especially for Platinum 950.
The watch is powered by the Spring Drive 8-day Caliber 9R01 which delivers an accuracy rate of ±10 seconds per month and offers a power reserve of eight days.
The movement incorporates three barrels arranged in sequence to deliver the extended power reserve which is shown by an indicator visible through the sapphire crystal case back along with the exquisite finishing of the one-piece bridge, designed in the image of Mt. Fuji.
The Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Jewelry Watch SBGD209 is offered in a limited edition of just five and will be presented at selected Grand Seiko Boutiques in May 2022.
Model: Spring Drive 8 Day Jewelry Watch
Collection: Grand Seiko Masterpiece Collection
Driving system: manual-winding
Power reserve: 8 days (192 hours)
Accuracy: ± 0.5 second per day (± 10 seconds per month)
Power reserve indicator
Independent hour hand adjustment
Number of jewels: 56
Platinum 950 case
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 44.5mm, Thickness: 14.4mm
267 diamonds (94 on the dial, 60 on the bezel, 112 on the case, 1 in the crown. 5.97 carat in all)
26 black spinel (0.88 carat)
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release
Platinum 950 clasp
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €260,000
Limited edition of 5 pieces