Grand Seiko SBGW289 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Grand Seiko SBGW289 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition is part of the brand’s heritage collection that celebrates the “sakura” or cherry blossoms. Adhering to the design principles of the 44GS, this legendary model debuted in 1967, and this latest creation features a textured dial designed to mimic the look of a cherry blossom.

Grand Seiko often looks to nature for inspiration. Most notably, the brand achieved great commercial success with its “Snowflake” dials. In this case, the Japanese brand chose to celebrate the cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms are so important to the Japanese that during the first few months of the year, many citizens track the Sakura Front (Sakura Front) as the cherry blossoms move north. Residents of the country celebrate the beauty of cherry blossoms. In fact, many of them take part in “hanami,” a centuries-old tradition of drinking under blooming cherry blossoms.

The Grand Seiko cheap is presented on a pale pink dial and enriches it with a subtle texture that brilliantly captures the charm of the cherry blossoms. The Grand Seiko SBGW289 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition has a slightly feminine character thanks to its color scheme and modest case diameter of 36.5mm, although I’m sure many men will succumb to the model’s charm.

In 1967, Grand Seiko released the 44GS, a model with a diameter of 37.9 mm. As mentioned, this new model has a smaller case but retains the silhouette of the 1967 icon. The curved sides and sharp angles give the composition a unique look. The case features the brand’s legendary Zaratsu polishing technique, a mirror-polished form that provides distortion-free reflections, as well as a hairline brushed finish. A boxed sapphire crystal adds a touch of period charm to the design, while a sturdy caseback features the brand’s historic lion logo.

The Grand Seiko SBGW289 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition is powered by the 9S64 movement. This hand-wound movement features a Swiss lever escapement with a balance frequency of 28,800 vph (4HZ). This is a tried and tested movement that has powered several GS models over the years. It uses the brand’s MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology, which is similar to LIGA technology. The escape wheel and pallet rod are skeletonized and optimally shaped, which means they are light and therefore consume less energy. In addition, the teeth of the escape wheel have small reservoirs that retain lubricant for longer, reducing friction and wear. Assuming the watch is fully wound, it will run automatically for 72 hours. quality replica watches

Finally, the hands and hour markers are multi-faceted, blending in with the light, thus improving readability. This nature-inspired model makes a compelling case for an acquisition.

The 1967 44GS watch first embodies the design code known as “Grand Seiko Style,” a set of nine principles that give Grand Seiko its unique look and still inspire every new creation. Now, 55 years after the 44GS design debuted, a limited-edition hand-wound watch with a slender case silhouette fully embodies “Grand Seiko style”, with a dial inspired by the beauty of northern Japan’s spring, all Grand Seiko mechanical watches Made here.

With four unique seasons, Japan’s natural world offers a rich variety of attractions that are both ephemeral and memorable. One of them is Sakura Corner, a brief moment in spring where snow and cherry blossoms coexist in northern Japan. The dial of this new piece is a delicate pink and slightly silvery tones that perfectly capture the moment when the cherry blossoms emerge from the snow, sparkling and beginning to melt in the spring sun.

What makes this watch unique is that it combines a slim 36.5mm profile with all the features that make the 44GS such an unforgettable and long-lasting design. To achieve this, every aspect of the watch’s construction has been reconsidered. The design of the case takes full advantage of the slim nature of the Grand Seiko manual-winding Calibre 9S64, while retaining the flat surfaces and sharp angles of the original 44GS. The slim bezel, hour markers and hands complement the case design for a fresh and classic Grand Seiko look.

The movement is hand-assembled by artisans at Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi, and the case is hand-polished by Zaratsu without distortion, which has always been the hallmark of the “Grand Seiko Style”. discount replica watch