Grand Seiko has launched a limited edition spring drive watch to celebrate the 55th anniversary of this iconic 44GS, the first timepiece to embody the “Grand Seiko Style” design code.
The 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition (reference SBGY009) comes with a deep blue dial inspired by the beautiful full moon in the night sky above the Shinshu Mountains. This captivating view is visible from the Shinshu studio where all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are created.
The sunray pattern on the dial catches the light at every angle and recreates the gentle sparkle that the moon casts over the landscape when it is at its very highest point in the sky. Inspired by the brightness of the full moon, the Spring Drive’s signature glide motion seconds hand and the GS letters are gold in color.
The minute and seconds hands are shaped by hand so that they curve gently down towards the minute track at the edge of the dial, enhancing the legibility of the exact time.
Beating inside, the manual-winding Spring Drive Caliber 9R31 incorporates an innovative Dual-Spring Barrel that contains two mainsprings set in parallel and so delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.
The Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary watch is offered as a limited edition of 1,500. Each individual serial number and the words “Limited Edition” are engraved on the case back. The dark blue strap harmonizes perfectly with the rich tone of the dial.
The new limited edition 44GS 55th Anniversary from the Heritage Collection will be available in August at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.
Model: Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition
Reference SBGY009/ Heritage Collection
Spring Drive Caliber 9R31
Driving system: manual-winding
Power reserve: 72 hours
Accuracy: ± 1 second per day (± 15 seconds per month)
Power reserve indicator
Number of jewels: 30
Stainless steel case
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: 10.5mm
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp and push-button release
Limited edition of 1,500 pieces
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €8,200