Japanese Watches

Grand Seiko Hi-Beat, Platinum Edition

A new Grand Seiko in platinum is something a bit special. You may find it hard to square the circle of spending 60,000 euros on a Seiko watch. But this is one of 140 pieces, so if you live long enough, it will probably be worth a small fortune one day. Like Bitcoin, there are no guarantees.

But what you are certain of is that Seiko has handcrafted something amazing, that still looks non-showy, pure and functional. Here’s the press info;

The dial delights the eye and warms the heart with its organic feel and brings to life Grand Seiko’s conception of the Nature of Time.

See-thru caseback lets you see the engineering details

An almost tactile effect is created by the way the light captures the multi-dimensional texture of the dial. The miniscule but visible variations in the dial’s depth reveal the subtlety of the dark and light tones of the wood grain. This high-beat watch incorporates a powerful and distinctive overall design known as Series 9, that is set to be part of the future signature of Grand Seiko.

The hour hands are large in volume and are crafted to align exactly with the grooved and prominent hour markers, enhancing the legibility of the time. A distortion-free mirror finish and delicate hairline finish alternate to give the case a quiet and harmonious glow. With its wide lugs and a satisfyingly substantial leather strap, the watch offers perfect comfort and fits solidly and neatly on the wrist.

With its highly efficient Dual Impulse Escapement, Grand Seiko free-sprung balance and twinbarrel construction, Caliber 9SA5 is a high-beat movement that delivers a precision rate of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 80 hours. The caliber represents the very finest in modern watchmaking, combining unique technologies with craftsmanship of the highest order.

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