The Art of Japanese Fans: Grand Seiko Releases Two Additions to Heritage Collection

Grand Seiko is renowned for its attention to detail and its deep connection to Japanese culture and craftsmanship. This passion is once again embodied in two new additions to the Heritage Collection.

Officially designated as the references SBGW297 and SBGW299, these latest models showcase a scaled-down iteration of the iconic 44GS case, complemented by a manual-wind movement and the choice of either a white or blue textured dial. Both dials boast a captivating radial sunray surface reminiscent of the ancient artistry of fans. They are adorned with applied multi-faceted baton hour markers and a delicately printed minute track encircling the periphery. The dials are protected by a box-shaped sapphire crystal.

Beyond their dial color distinctions, the Grand Seiko SBGW297 and SBGW299 share identical features. The angular 44GS-inspired stainless steel cases are meticulously finished with brushing and Zaratsu polishing, resulting in a distortion-free mirror finish. Water-resistant to 100 meters, the case dimensions stand at 36.5mm in diameter by 11.6mm in thickness.

Driving the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection SBGW297 and SBGW299 watches is the renowned Caliber 9S64 manual-wind mechanical movement. Operating at a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz) and boasting a power reserve of approximately 72 hours, this movement undergoes rigorous testing in six different positions over seventeen days to meet Grand Seiko’s stringent accuracy standards of -3/+5 seconds per day.

The Grand Seiko SBGW297 and SBGW299 are attached to a three-link stainless steel bracelet that is completed by a triple folding clasp with a push-button release.

Pricing is marked at $5,400.

To learn more, visit Grand Seiko, here.

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