NEW PRODUCT A 10 beat movement that only a true, fully integrated watch manufacturer can achieve

NEW RELEASE 2017

Carrying on the tradition of the hi-beat model SBGH001 released in 2009, this timepiece also uses the 10 beat Caliber 9S85. The movement is beautifully finished, it has a power reserve of 55 hours, and delivers accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day. The sleek design is a perfect example of the Grand Seiko Style and the blue second hand is a distinctive feature. Automatic winding, 40.2 mm case in stainless steel.

Grand Seiko was not the only watchmaker to understand that the key to high precision is the development of a high beat movement. This was clear to all from the results of the Observatory competitions held in the 1960’s but it is striking that very few companies have taken up the challenge.

The question is ‘Why?’. The major reason is the difficulty in achieving a balance between high precision, a long power reserve, and high durability. Individually, these aims are all reachable but to combine them in a high beat watch requires the complete mastery of every aspect of traditional watchmaking that comes only from designing and making every component in house and only a very select group of companies have this ability.

What is most striking is that Grand Seiko achieved this balance between precision, high power and durability at a level that met the Grand Seiko standard, perhaps the highest published standard in the industry. With a precision rate of an average +5 to -3 seconds a day, this timepiece also delivers a power reserve of 55 hours and a level of durability that is now well proven.

This exquisite watch also offers the excellent legibility for which Grand Seiko is synonymous, with its sharp edged markers and hands that capture even the smallest glimmer of light.

Grand Seiko SBGH201 Grand Seiko SBGH201

Grand Seiko was not the only watchmaker to understand that the key to high precision is the development of a high beat movement. This was clear to all from the results of the Observatory competitions held in the 1960’s but it is striking that very few companies have taken up the challenge.

The question is ‘Why?’. The major reason is the difficulty in achieving a balance between high precision, a long power reserve, and high durability. Individually, these aims are all reachable but to combine them in a high beat watch requires the complete mastery of every aspect of traditional watchmaking that comes only from designing and making every component in house and only a very select group of companies have this ability.

What is most striking is that Grand Seiko achieved this balance between precision, high power and durability at a level that met the Grand Seiko standard, perhaps the highest published standard in the industry. With a precision rate of an average +5 to -3 seconds a day, this timepiece also delivers a power reserve of 55 hours and a level of durability that is now well proven.

This exquisite watch also offers the excellent legibility for which Grand Seiko is synonymous, with its sharp edged markers and hands that capture even the smallest glimmer of light.