We’re not that out of sight Baselworld 2019, and Grand Seiko is as of now dropping the merchandise. The celebrated Japanese brand has recently appeared a progression of watches and another caliber for their Elegance Collection. Four unmistakable references make up the release.
First, let us start with the development. The new 9S63 is a manual-wind caliber with a little seconds complication at 9 o’clock and a force save marker at 3 o’clock. It has 72 hours of force hold on a full wind, and the exactness is evaluated +5 to – 3 seconds per day. Moreover, it highlights 33 gems and a beat pace of 21,600 vph. The arrival of the 9S63 imprints a long time since Grand Seiko last disclosed a manual-winding caliber.
The 9S63 likewise carries with it an entirely different case plan from Grand Seiko delivered in three distinct metals: treated steel, 18kt rose gold, and 18kt yellow gold. The case estimates 39 millimeters across and 11.6 millimeters thick, and that’s with the bended sapphire up top and the presentation back. Like other Grand Seiko cases, these are Zaratsu-cleaned to make an eye-getting, bending free finish.
Let’s go to the four references that make up the release.
Ref. SBGK004 highlights a 18k rose gold case and an interesting dark Urushi enamel dial. Here, the veneer is blended in with iron to make an extreme, profound dark dial color. The SBGK004 is a restricted release of only 150 units.
Ref. SBGK002 highlights a similar 18k rose gold case, yet this time it’s combined with a red Urushi veneer dial got done with the inconspicuous Mt. Iwate design that we’ve seen in select Grand Seiko references. The dial is made utilizing Urushi sourced from trees filled in and around the town of Joboji close to Mt. Iwate. The SBGK002 is a restricted version of only 150 units.
On both of these dials, the hour markers and the Grand Seiko marking are done by means of the customary Maki-e method by Urushi ace, Isshu Tamura, in Kanazawa. Working with the finish, Tamura applies layers on top of layers of a unique powder—either in 24kt gold or platinum—and then cleans every marker by hand utilizing his own uncommon apparatuses. It’s a careful method, yet one that outcomes in an excellent, 3-dimensional effect.
Ref. SBGK006 highlights a 18kt yellow gold case with a white dial and gold applied markers. The SBGK006 is an overall delivery model.
Finally, Ref. SBGK005 highlights a tempered steel case and a shocking blue dial with the Mt. Iwate design and applied markers. Note that the dial here isn’t finish. The SBGK005 is a restricted release of 1,500 units.
The three restricted versions will be accessible this March at Grand Seiko and Seiko Boutiques and chose retail accomplices around the world, and the overall version will enter Grand Seiko’s perpetual index this July. The retail for the two rose gold models is $29,000, the yellow gold model is $19,000, and the tempered steel model is $7,400. Grand Seiko