Grand Seiko once again honors its rich history and revives successful models from the 1960s, combining attention to detail with the latest state-of-the-art movements from its own workshops. The 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition pays homage to the famous 44GS from 1967, which premiered the sought-after Grand Seiko style and comprises the two references SLGH009 and SLGA013. Both debutantes are limited to 550 pieces and housed in a 40-mm case made of “Ever-Brilliant Steel.” This stainless-steel alloy is particularly resilient, long-lasting and features a bright, almost white hue highlighting the elegant silhouette of Grand Seiko’s sought-after hallmark design. As is de rigueur for the manufacturer, the watches are water-resistant to 100 meters and protected against magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/M.
Their dials – blue for the SLGH009, dark gray for the SLGA013 – boast a subtle texture that is reminiscent of the elliptical orbit of the stars as they move across the night sky. The SLGH009 is powered by the self-winding Hi-Beat 36000 Caliber 9SA5, launched in 2020. Running at 36,000 VpH, it amasses a power reserve of 80 hours and features an accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds per day.
The latest Spring Drive movement inside the SLGA013, Caliber 9RA2, provides 120 hours of power reserve and a precision rate of +/- 10 seconds per month. Thanks to the sapphire crystal casebacks, the view onto both these exquisitely finished movements is unobstructed. Prices: $10,500 (SLGH009); $9,500 (SLGA013).
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