The dial of the latest Grand Seiko Hi-beat 36000 is inspired by the coloring of the peacock. With its deep green color and stamped pattern, the dial is at striking and yet subtle. The case and movement are the same as in the watch that won the “Petite Aiguille” award prize at the Grand Prix de Genève in 2014.
The hi-beat GMT movement 9S86 is assembled in the Shizukuishi Watch Studio where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are manufactured and assembled, by hand, by the studio’s craftsmen and women. In both performance and appearance, it expresses the best of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking.
The caliber has a high accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 55 hours. The GMT hand can be used as a dual time indicator with the hour hand being adjustable independently as the time of day hands continue to mark time. It is the perfect watch for the international traveler.
The case is a contemporary re-interpretation of the acclaimed 44GS design from 1967 that set the Grand Seiko style. Like every Grand Seiko watch, it offers highly polished, distortion-free surfaces, razor edged hands for high legibility and perfect comfort on the wrist.
The distortion-free surfaces are achieved with Zaratsu polishing, a technique that requires tremendous skill and hand craftsmanship. In Europe the 40mm watch will retail at €7,700.
The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Limited Edition: SBGJ227
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
Accuracy: +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static)
Power reserve: 55 hours
Number of jewels: 37
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release
High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Water resistance: 10 bar. Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 14.4mm
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 7,700 Euro
Limited edition of 700 pcs
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