Grand Seiko 44GS, Anniversary Edition

The latest model from Grand Seiko is an elegant 55th anniversary edition of the 44GS dress watch. It’s a limited  run of 1500 pieces and retails in Europe at about 8,200 euros. Steel case, sapphire crystal and 72 hours of power reserve from the 9R31 movement. Classic looks and a safe investment watch we think, here’s the spec from GS;

The dial has a deep blue colour, with a  sunray pattern that catches the light at every angle and recreates the gentle sparkle of the moon. In this new watch, Spring Drive’s signature glide motion seconds hand is gold in colour.

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. The watch is presented on a dark blue strap that harmonizes perfectly with the rich tone of the dial.

The GS letters and the seconds hand are in a gold color that echoes the brightness of
the full moon seen through the clear mountain air.

This new creation is powered by the manual-winding Spring Drive Caliber 9R31. This movement incorporates an innovative Dual-Spring Barrel that contains two mainsprings and delivers a power reserve of 72 hours. The thinness of this movement, the slim construction of the case and the box-shaped sapphire crystal all create a classical design that captures the spirit of the original 44GS.

The 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. This new addition to the Heritage Collection will be available in August at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

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