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An Astron GPS Solar Chronograph, styled by Giugiaro Design

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A classic revival graces the Grand Seiko Historical Collection

The 55 year history of Grand Seiko, which we celebrate this year, is of course the foundation on which its present success is built but it is also the key to its future. Since its creation in 1960, every Grand Seiko watch has shared the same commitment to the pure essential of watchmaking. Precision, legibility, comfort and durability are the attributes that have always defined Grand Seiko and always will.

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The latest addition to the Grand Seiko
Historical Collection, the re-born 62GS, SBGR095

A classic revival

Because of these cherished and long held values, Grand Seiko’s history is a source of rich inspiration for its designers and the Grand Seiko Historical Collection is the result. In 2013, the 1967 44GS was recreated, in 2014 it was the turn of the 1964 “Self Dater,” and in 2015, Grand Seiko returns to 1967 and to its first ever automatic watch, the 62GS.

62GS was not only automatic, it was supremely accurate, achieving the level of the highest published standard of the day. The design, too, established a style that has been passed down the years to today’s Grand Seiko. 62GS had a mirrored, multi-sided case and a wide dial opening, achieved with a bezel-free construction and Grand Seiko’s unique “Zaratsu” polishing. Together, these elements combined to make 62GS a clean, slim, easy-to-read and comfortable watch whose popularity was both immediate and lasting. It was distinctive, too. The crown was recessed and placed at the 4 o’clock position to dramatize the fact that hand winding was not required, and 62GS also had the long and razor-edge hands that have always been part of the Grand Seiko signature.

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The original 62GS from 1967,
Grand Seiko’s first automatic caliber

A faithful re-creation or a modern re-interpretation? It’s your choice.

There are eight references in the new 62GS collection. Four are faithful re-creations of the 1967 original with an automatic caliber and four are modern re-interpretations featuring Grand Seiko’s most advanced movements, including Spring Drive. All are limited editions.

Caliber 9S65 drives the re-creation models. One is in steel and the others are in different shades of 18K gold. The lion emblem on the case back, the dial layout, the distinctive hour markers and the dial logotypes (notably “Diashock”) are all inherited from the original 62GS. The dial color of the steel case model is also faithful to the original dial. The hi-beat 36,000 caliber is in two of the modern steel-cased versions, while the remaining two house the Spring Drive caliber with cases in high-intensity titanium. In these modern versions, the case diameter is wider, there is a see-through case back and the bracelets are metal, in line with today’s consumers’ tastes.

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SBGR091

 

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SBGR092

 

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SBGR094

Hi-Beat 36000

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SBGH037

 

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SBGH039

Spring Drive

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SBGA125

 

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SBGA127

Specifications: SBGR091, 092, 094, 095
  • Caliber 9S65
    Driving system: Automatic with manual winding mechanism
    Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
    Loss/gain (mean daily rate): +5 to -3 seconds (when static)
    Power reserve: 72 hours (when fully wound)
    Number of jewels: 35
    Outer diameter: 28.4mm, Thickness: 6.0mm
  • Case
    18K white gold (SBGR091), 18K yellow gold (SBGR092), 18K rose gold (SBGR094), stainless steel (SBGR095)
    High definition dual-curved box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
    Screw case back
    Water resistance 10 Bar. Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
    Diameter: 37.6mm, Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Band
    Crocodile with 18K white gold buckle (SBGR091), 18K yellow gold (SBGR092),
    18K rose gold (SBGR094), stainless steel (SBGR095)
  • Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe:
    SBGR091 Euro 17,000, SBGR092,094 Euro 16,100, SBGR095 Euro 4,300
  • Limited edition: 600 pieces of SBGR095; 100 pieces each of SBGR091, SBGR092, SBGR094
Specifications: SBGH037, 039
  • Caliber 9S85
    Driving system: Automatic with manual winding mechanism
    Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
    Loss/gain (mean daily rate): +5 to -3 seconds (when static)
    Power reserve: 55 hours (when fully wound)
    Number of jewels: 37 jewels
    Outer diameter: 28.4mm, Thickness: 5.9mm
  • Case
    Stainless steel
    High definition dual-curved box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
    Screw see-through case back, Screw-down crown
    Water resistance 10 Bar. Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
    Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Band
    Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release
  • Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 5,900
  • Limited Edition: 1,000 pcs (SBGH037), 700 pcs (SBGH039)
Specifications: SBGA125, 127
  • Caliber 9R65 Spring Drive
    Driving system: Automatic with manual winding mechanism
    Power reserve: 72 hours
    Number of jewels: 30 jewels
    Accuracy: ±1 second per day (±15 seconds per month)
    Outer diameter: 30.0mm, Thickness: 5.8mm
  • Case
    High-intensity titanium
    High definition dual-curved box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
    Screw see-through case back, Screw-down crown
    Water resistance 10 Bar. Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
    Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 12.8mm
  • Band
    High-intensity titanium with three-fold clasp with push button release
  • Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: Euro 5,900
  • Limited Edition: 1,000 pcs (SBGA125), 700 pcs (SBGA127)

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