Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Limited Edition (Price and Specifications)
From the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection, a limited edition model has emerged that focuses on autumn in Japan.
The dial captures the scenery seen in the mountainous areas of Japan in which the leaves gradually turn to a deep red as the season changes from summer to autumn.
This limited model, expresses the unique scenery of autumn in Japan, showing a range of gradations of the leaves that gradually turn red. Its colors reflects not only the leaves of autumn but also the way that their colors are reflected in the lacquered wooden floors of traditional Japanese architecture.
A special dial that expresses the colors of autumn leaves in Japan.
The vertical dial patterns are in the image of traditional Japanese wooden floors that reflect the foliage of red leaves. The interaction of the dial colors, produce a Japanese seasonal tradition.
Built around an elegant yet simple watch face, this new design exemplifies a uniquely Japanese style.
Two finely polished surfaces of the case with a distortion-free mirror finish extend to the very edge of the lug creating a perfect triangle that is then applied hairline finishing. This design form can only be achieved by the most skilled Grand Seiko craftsmen and women through the careful use of multi-faceted Zaratsu polishing.
You can look through the see-through case back to see the special edition mechanical high-beat 36000 Caliber 9S85.
The titanium-made oscillating weight, which has been anodized to a blue-green color, exhibits the shade of green leaves that have not yet been dyed in red, allowing the seasonal shifts to be felt along with the deep red dials.
Mechanical Hi-Beat 36000
The challenge of making a high-beat movement is one that only a few watchmakers choose to accept. With its higher oscillation rate of ten beats per second, greater accuracy is achievable, but this increased precision comes at a price because the faster rotational speed can take its toll on the power reserve and even the longevity of the whole movement. Grand Seiko's 10 beat movement meets these challenges and delivers an accuracy of +5 to –3 seconds a day, a power reserve of 55 hours and the durability for which every Grand Seiko watch is renowned. Caliber 9S85 is the result of many years of development and of advances both in the design and manufacture of components and in the materials themselves.
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Limited Edition
· Case Material: Stainless steel
· Glass Material: Dual-curved sapphire
· Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
· Case size: Diameter 39.5mm × Thickness 13mm
· Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push button release
· Caliber no.: 9S85 Instructions
· Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding capacity
· Power reserve: Approx. 55 hours
· Accuracy: +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static)
Water resistance: 10 bar
Weight: 154.0 g
Other details / Features:
・Screw case back
・See-through case back
・Serial number engraved on the case back
・Stop second hand function
The price for the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Limited Edition is USD 6,400 / EUR 6,800. It will be available Autumn 2019 and limited to 900 pieces.
For more information visit Grand Seiko Online.