To debut a brand new hand-wound caliber earlier this yr, Grand Seiko launched 4 new watches to the Magnificence Assortment—two of them with Urushi lacquer dials inside their rose gold circumstances. Uncover this pair of restricted version Grand Seiko Magnificence Assortment timepieces that includes an historical Japanese ornamental approach.
A Pair of Rose Gold Grand Seiko Magnificence Assortment Watches
The brand new Grand Seiko Magnificence Assortment watches sport 39 mm circumstances, that are a cushty 11.6mm thick. As with different Grand Seiko timepieces, the circumstances of those new Magnificence Assortment watches are polished utilizing the Zaratsu approach—a technique derived from Japanese sword making traditions—for a distortion-free mirror-like end. Among the many 4 new fashions, the standout duo of the batch is the 2 limited-edition rose gold variations with a selection of an amber coloured Urushi lacquer dial (ref. SBGK002) or a jet black Urushi lacquer dial (ref. SBGK004).
To create these luxurious wanting dials, Grand Seiko employed an historical Japanese ornamental lacquer approach utilizing sap harvested from the Urushi tree. The translucent sap is utilized in layers, including one other coat solely as soon as the previous one had dried and hardened. The result’s a fantastically lustrous and extremely sturdy floor. For the black coloured Urushi dial, iron was thrown into the lacquer combine for added pigmentation.
Together with the dial floor, the hour markers and the “GS” letters had been additionally created utilizing a particular Urushi approach referred to as Maki-e, whereby 24okay gold or platinum powder is utilized to the lacquered floor and hand polished to offer it a shimmering look. The dials and sapphire crystals of the brand new Grand Seiko Magnificence Assortment watches are curved and each the minute hand and the ability reserve indicator hand bend to observe the identical contour.
To enhance every of the dial decisions, the amber Urushi dial Magnificence Assortment watch has a brown crocodile strap whereas the black Urushi dial model has a black crocodile strap, all fitted with rose gold buckles. Every model is proscribed to solely 150 items.
Grand Seiko Caliber 9S63
The brand new Caliber 9S63 on the coronary heart of the brand new Magnificence Assortment fashions is the primary hand-wound motion from Grand Seiko in eight years. Seen by way of the sapphire exhibition caseback emblazoned with the Grand Seiko blue lion, Caliber 9S63 is dotted with 33 jewels and tempered blued screws. The motion powers the middle hour and minute arms, the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock, and an influence reserve indicator at Three o’clock. Caliber 9S63 gives an accuracy fee of +5 to -Three seconds a day and maintains an influence reserve of 72 hours.