Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Return of the Grand Seiko "Milgauss"



Grand Seiko "Red Logo" SBGX089 Limited Edition
(Photo: Seiko Watch Corporation)


That's right folks, Seiko Japan announced earlier this morning the return of the high performance anti-magnetic Grand Seiko watches after a hiatus of several years from the Japan domestic market. In the press release, Seiko announces the release of two new "Red Logo" models, one quartz sporting the thermo compensated caliber 9F61 with no date display (Rated to -/+ 10 seconds a year) and one mechanical model using the caliber 9S65 movement (Rated to +5/-3 seconds per day). There will be a total of  four variants (2 quartz and 2 mechanical) being introduced as follows:






«Product specifications»

<Grand Seiko> Quartz Model: Japan market release: October 12, 2012
Product numberSBGX089 (Photo: cover)
SBGX091
Suggested retail price315,000 yen ($ 3,000 before tax)
315,000 yen ($ 3,000 before tax)
Dial colorBlackLight gray
Limited quantityLimited edition of 500 piecesRegular production Model
AgencyNationwide dealer "Grand Seiko"

Specifications [Common]

■ Case Material:Stainless steel
■ Band Material:Stainless steel
■ glass material:Sapphire glass (anti-reflective coating inside)
■ crown:Screw lock type crown
■ waterproof performance:Water resistant for daily use (waterproof 10 atm)
■ antimagnetic performance:40,000 A / m DC field
■ Size:38.8mm [outer diameter case] 10.7mm [thickness]
■ After-sales service:2-year warranty manufacturer guarantee

[Specifications] Movement

Caliber 9F61 quartz movement
■ time accuracy:   (If it is worn on your wrist at temperature 35 ℃ 5 ℃ ~ seconds) 10 ± years difference

■ Battery Life: Aprox 3 years
■ Number of jewels: 9



        

«Product specifications»

<Grand Seiko> Mechanical Model: Japan market release: November 9, 2012


Grand Seiko SBGR077 9S65 Mechanical
Product numberSBGR077SBGR079
Suggested retail price525,000 yen (500,000 yen excluding tax)
525,000 yen (500,000 yen excluding tax)
Dial colorWhiteBlack
AgencyNationwide "Grand Seiko Master Shop" (as of August 2012: 125 stores)

Specifications [Common]

■ Case Material:Stainless steel
■ Band Material:Stainless steel
■ glass material:Sapphire glass (anti-reflective coating inside)
■ crown:Screw lock type crown
■ waterproof performance:Water resistant for daily use (waterproof 10 atm)
■ antimagnetic performance:80,000 A / m DC field
■ Size:39.4mm [outer diameter case] 15.3mm [thickness]
■ After-sales service:2-year warranty manufacturer guarantee

[Specifications] Movement

Mechanical movement Caliber 9S65
■ hoisting system:Self-winding (with manual winding)
■ time accuracy:+5 ~ -3 Seconds seconds mean daily rate (static accuracy) 
when carrying ※ The indication accuracy of seconds to +10 sec -1 day difference
■ duration:About 72 hours at maximum hoisting
■ Other Features:Date display function
■ Number of jewels:35 
■ frequency

:/ Hour 28,800 vibrations per second





















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