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Grand Seiko Elegance U.S. Special Edition SBGK017

Grand Seiko Elegance U.S. Special Edition

SKU: SBGK017

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  • $8,900.00
  • $500.00

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Inspired by the incredible gift of nature

Grand Seiko’s Nature of Time philosophy is expertly expressed in the timepieces it creates, demonstrating grace, precision, and style. The pure, understated, and classical design aesthetic of Grand Seiko is evident in every detail of this new Elegance reference, as is the skill and care taken by the watchmakers at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio, where each watch is crafted. 

The dial of SBGK017 takes its inspiration from Nanbu tekki ironware, a form of metalwork produced in the city of Morioka in Iwate prefecture. This traditional handcraft was first created during Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868), and its rich history of craftsmanship continues to this day. Nanbu tekki is prized for its durability and uniform heat distribution and features a distinctive texture called "arare" or hailstone on its exterior. That distinctive texture finds its way onto the dark gray dial of this timepiece.

This timepiece's slim profile case is polished by a special Zaratsu method created to accentuate the beauty of the curved surfaces. The dial and sapphire crystal are also curved to give the watch a classic look. The minute and power reserve indicator hands are shaped by hand so that they follow the dials' domed contour.

Housed inside the 39mm case is the Caliber 9S63, which offers a small seconds hand at the nine o’clock position and a power reserve indicator at three o’clock. While the sub-dial is easy to read, it is also discreetly unobtrusive and allows the eye to enjoy the beauty of the pattern from which the dial is made. 

Specifications

Case

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass Material: Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
  • Case size: Diameter 39, thickness 11.6mm
  • Strap: Stainless steel with butterfly clasp

Movement

  • Caliber no.: 9S63
  • Movement Type: Manual winding
  • Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours (3 days)
  • Mean daily rate: +5 to -3 seconds per day

Functions

  • Water resistance: Splash Resistant
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Other details / Features :
    • 24 jewels
    • Case back with 6 screws
    • See-through case back
    • Stop seconds hand function