Grand Seiko Baselworld 2019 Watch Releases

Grand Seiko SBGK002 Urushi Amber Mt. Iwate Dial

Grand Seiko Baselworld Releases 2019

Baselworld is rapidly approaching and King Jewelers has a sneak peek of the new watch releases from Grand Seiko. Featuring a new slim design, the brand has revealed a series of manual-winding calibers to the Elegance Collection. Not to mention, these timepieces bring together graceful refinement and Japanese tradition seamlessly. In eight years, this is the first time Grand Seiko has released a manual-winding movement and watch enthusiasts claim that it was definitely worth the wait.

Elegance Collection

The watches have been grouped as the Mechanical Thin Dress series, all introducing Caliber 9S63, an evolutionary milestone for the Grand Seiko family. This caliber presents a small seconds subdial, resting at nine o’clock. Opposite of that, lies a power reserve indicator at three o’clock. The indexes, as well as smaller indicators, are easy to read without compromising the simplicity of the lacquered dial. Caliber 9s63 has a +5 to -3 seconds accuracy rate paired with a 72-hour power reserve.

Grand Seiko SBGK002Grand Seiko SBGK004

Grand Seiko Urushi Dials

Grand Seiko released two limited edition versions of the Urushi dial timepieces. Both models radiate the simple elegance that makes this brand the renowned icon it is. The SBGK002 reveals an amber-colored “Suki-urushi” finish that comes from trees grown around the town of Joboji that resides under Mt. Iwate. This version also showcases a subtle pattern inspired by the Mt. Iwate skyline that can be seen from the Shizukuishi Watch Studios. Furthermore, the other version, SBGK004, presents an Urushi lacquer dial infused with iron, bestowing it with a jet-black aesthetic. Additionally, crocodile leather straps lead us to the 18 rose gold cases, polished with the Zaratsu method to emphasize the fluid-like curved surfaces. Both masterpieces have the “GS” logo, decorated with the Maki-e technique and curved sapphire crystal and hands to follow the dome-shape of the case and dial.

Product Specifications:

Reference: SBGK002, SBGK004

Case: 18K Rose Gold, sapphire crystal case back

Diameter: 39mm

Glass: Dual-curved sapphire

Thickness: 11.6mm

Caliber: 9S63

Movement: Automatic with manual winding capacity

Water resistance: Splash Resistant

Jewels: 33

 

Grand Seiko SBGK005Grand Seiko SBGK006

 

Grand Seiko also released a blue stainless steel and a white 18K yellow gold timepiece to this collection. The blue version, SBGK005, also features the Mt. Iwate pattern on it’s muted blue dial. On the exhibition case back, the blue Grand Seiko lion can be seen along with the tempered screws and jewels of the movement. In addition, the white version has a smooth, white dial to expel the utmost simplicity seen within this collection. To illustrate, both watches present a small seconds subdial can be seen at nine o’clock, across from the power reserve indicator which rests at three. Similar to the previous models, these watches have dual-curved sapphire crystal faces and matching curved dials to follow the shape of the stainless steel or 18k yellow gold casing.

Product Specifications:

Reference: SBGK005, SBGK006

Case: Stainless Steel or 18K Yellow gold, sapphire crystal case back

Diameter: 39mm

Glass: Dual-curved sapphire

Thickness: 11.6mm

Caliber: 9S63

Movement: Automatic with manual winding capacity

Water resistance: Splash Resistant

Jewels: 33

 

King Jewelers prides itself on carrying such an exclusive luxury watch brand like Grand Seiko. We welcome you to visit our store in Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee or North Miami Beach, Florida. Therefore, we welcome you to become a part of the King family by allowing one of our watch experts to assist you in finding the Grand Seiko watch that best suits you. Shop online or give us a call to inquire everything you need to know about Grand Seiko timepieces.

 

 

David King

Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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