After last years successful introduction of the new 9S86 mechanical Hi-Beat GMT caliber, Seiko has expanded on this line up creating their first rendition of the 44GS case design in the proprietary Bright Titanium alloy. The first model in the line up is the SBGJ011 which features a silvery white dial with pin striping texture and blued steel GMT hand.
The other Grand Seiko 62GS modern interpretation in Hi-Beat form is the SBGH037, with distinct silver radial finished dial and blued seconds hand. This LE will be a 1,000 count production for the world, has stainless steel case and features their 9S85 caliber.
The 62GS was the first Grand Seiko to feature a self-winding movement. For the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko, they introduced a series deriving its design from the 62GS, and coming in multiple movement types. Today we feature the Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat Limited Edition SBGH039 with a stunning new dial.
In 1965 Seiko created its dive watch to fit the needs of the divers throughout Japan. Around 1968, Seiko introduced the 6159, their first Hi-Beat caliber to be cased in a dive watch with a rate of 36,000 bph. The movement was important in the sense that the high frequency was not only accurate, but also created more stable precision with less effect from shock due to it’s fast motion. For the 50th Anniversary of Seiko’s first diver, Seiko has unleashed a new limited edition 1000m diver, with its first Hi-Beat caliber to be found outside of Grand Seiko since the late 70’s. Today, we introduce you to the SBEX001, the Prospex Marinemaster Professional Limited Edition.
With Basel less then one week away, Seiko started their teaser campaign on social media, with the picture above “teasing” Seiko fans all over the world. With the introduction of Prospex in 2014, Seiko now has the global market to campaign the 50th Anniversary of their first dive watch in 1965!
Five years ago in 2009, Seiko had introduced its first Hi-Beat caliber in nearly 41 years. For this five year anniversary, Seiko introduced a whole new caliber to this line up. The 2009 9S85 caliber with 36,000 bph escapement was evolved upon adding a new complication, a GMT, and labeling it the 9S86. With 2 production models and 1 limited edition already released, we would like to introduce you to 3 different and very “SPECIAL” models of this new Hi-Beat GMT. Today we bring you the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat Special GMT’s in 18k white, yellow and pink gold, SBGJ007, SBGJ008, and SBGJ010.