Grand Seiko ‘Rikka’ – SBGH271G Mechanical Hi-Beat Watch

£5,900.00

A classic Grand Seiko design with a dial that captures a treasured moment in the Japanese seasonal calendar.

This is a modern re-interpretation of the celebrated 62GS from 1967. The 62GS was not only Grand Seiko’s first watch with an automatic movement, but it was also, along with the 44GS released the same year, the watch that first expressed the design grammar, the Grand Seiko Style, that still shapes all Grand Seiko designs today. Like its predecessor, this modern re-interpretation has the characteristic sharp edges and perfect distortion-free surfaces that only Zaratsu polishing can create and a wide dial opening which was achieved thanks to a bezel-free construction.

The deep green dial evokes the sights and sounds of Rikka, the seventh of Japan’s twenty-four sekki or seasons. Spring has passed and the increasing warmth of the sun’s rays announces that summer has begun. Japan’s plants take on a deeper green hue and, as they grow, sway elegantly in the ‘Kumpu’ wind.

The watch is powered by the hi-beat automatic caliber 9S85 and is hand assembled by the skilled craftsmen and women of the Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi.

Reference: SBGH271G

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Description

Grand Seiko ‘Rikka’ – SBGH271G Mechanical Hi-Beat Watch

Grand Seiko The ‘Rikka’ Summer Breeze Hi Beat Mechanical

Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior: Stainless steel
  • Case back: See-through & Screw case back
  • Glass Material: Box shaped sapphire crystal
  • Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
  • Case size: Diameter 40.0mm Lug-to-lug 47.0mm Thickness 12.9mm
  • Band width: 21mm
  • Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push button release
  • The perimeter of Band: 190mm

Movement

  • Caliber no.: 9S85 Instructions
  • Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding
  • Power reserve: Approx. 55 hours
  • Mean daily rate: +5 to -3 seconds per day (Mean daily rate is a mean value of daily rates in a condition where the movement before assembly in a case is measured in six positions in a fixed manner under artificially controlled environment for 12 days.)
  • Normal Usage Accuracy: +8 to -1 seconds per day

Functions

  • Water resistance: 10 bar
  • Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
  • Weight: 153 g
  • Screw-down crown
  • 37 jewels

Reference: SBGH271G