Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph Limited Edition

Since its birth in 1960, every Grand Seiko watch has shared the same commitment to the pure essentials of watchmaking: precision, durability, legibility and beauty. This 55th anniversary Limited Edition features enhancements in each of these essential characteristics of Grand Seiko.

This Limited Edition houses the unique Spring Drive movement, specially tuned for enhanced accuracy. The crystal oscillators are selected individually with time and care, realizing an accuracy of +/- 0.5 seconds a day (+/- 10 seconds per month). A lion emblem in 18K yellow gold graces the oscillating weight to symbolize the enhanced accuracy.
This is the first ever Grand Seiko watch to use a ceramic bezel. The deep black ceramic on the bezel gives the watch a crisp and refined appearance.Grand Seiko’s signature color sets the tone for this Limited Edition. The chronograph hands are in gold tone, creating a strong and elegant contrast with the blue dial and giving high legibility to the stopwatch function. Both the movement and the complete watch are assembled in the Shinshu Watch Studio, in the mountainous area in the center of Japan. The watch is offered in a limited edition of just 400.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber 9R96 Spring Drive Chronograph GMT
Driving system: Automatic with manual winding mechanism
Chronograph up to 12 hours
GMT hand
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 50 jewels
Accuracy: ±0.5 seconds per day (±10 seconds per month)

Case
High-intensity titanium with ceramic bezel
High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back, Screw-down crown and buttons
Water resistance 10 Bar
Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 43.5mm, Thickness: 16.5mm

Band
High-intensity titanium, three-fold clasp with push button release with “GS” emblem in 18K yellow gold

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 10,500

Edition
Limited Edition of 400 pieces

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