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Grand Seiko Launches U.S. Edition Spring Drive

Grand Seiko underscored its newly minted U.S. subsidiary with a U.S. Edition Grand Seiko Spring Drive watch featuring a glistening, specially made Kira-zuri dial.

Grand Seiko U.S Edition in Platinum

The 40mm new model, which Grand Seiko will offer in three limited editions, features the electro-mechanical Spring Drive caliber 9R15/65 powering three hands, a date and a power reserve indicator.

Grand Seiko U.S. Edition in steel

Each of the three editions is different in respect to case metal and dial color, though all dials are inspired by Japanese painting technique called Kira-zuri (sparkling painting), a type of painting used to create texture for Kabuki actors. The technique adds depth to the dials, which take on a pleasing fabric-like texture as a result. The case itself is Grand Seiko’s classic 44GS with its lovely dual-curved sapphire crystal, offset with super mirror-polished markers and hands, thanks to Grand Seiko’s traditional Zaratsu finishing.

The three limited editions are made in platinum PT950 (twenty pieces), rose gold (fifty pieces) and stainless steel (558 pieces). Grand Seiko gave special attention to the dial on the platinum model, which seems to shimmer just a bit more thanks to an additional plating process. The steel version features a sky blue dial while the rose gold case is paired with a green-bronze tint.

The Grand Seiko U.S Edition in Platinum

All three limited editions are available at select Grand Seiko retail partners and Grand Seiko boutiques in the United States. Prices: $53,000 (platinum), $29,500 (rose gold) and $6,800 (steel case and bracelet, with two additional crocodile straps).

Grand Seiko U.S. Edition in stainless steel with brown strap


Specifications: Grand Seiko U.S. Edition Spring Drive

Grand Seiko U.S Edition in Platinum

Platinum

Reference: SBGA385- U.S. Limited Edition of 20

Case: 40 mm platinum PT950 case and clasp, high definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, see-through screw case back

Movement: Caliber 9R15 Spring Drive

Power reserve: 72 hours, accuracy: +/- 0.5 second per day

Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Water resistance: 100 meters,

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Grand Seiko U.S. Edition in rose gold

Rose gold

SBGA384- U.S. Limited Edition of 50

Case: 40 mm rose gold case and clasp, high definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, see-through screw case back

Movement: Caliber 9R15 Spring Drive

Power reserve: 72 hours, accuracy: +/- 0.5 second per day

Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release

Water resistance: 100 meters

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Grand Seiko U.S. Edition in stainless steel bracelet

Steel

SBGA387- U.S. Limited Edition of 558

Case: 40 mm Stainless steel case and bracelet, with two additional crocodile straps, high definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, see-through screw case back

Movement: Caliber 9R15 Spring Drive

Power reserve: 72 hours, accuracy: +/- 0.5 second per day

Water resistance: 100 meters, 10 bar

Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

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