October 13, 2017, Bangalore: The peacock is a bird that has inspired many ideas and myths throughout history. The ancients believed that peacocks symbolized immortality, while other cultures have seen renewal and even the ability to be all-seeing in this beautiful bird. All over the world, the peacock continues to intrigue and fascinate mankind. Once seen, a peacock’s plumage is never forgotten and its beauty is universally acknowledged.
The dial of the latest Grand Seiko Hi-beat 36000 captures this beauty. With its deep green colour and stamped pattern, the dial is at once striking and yet subtle. The case and movement are the same as in the celebrated watch that won the "Petite Aiguille” award prize at the Grand Prix de Genève in 2014.
The hi-beat GMT movement 9S86 is assembled in the Shizukuishi Watch Studio where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are manufactured and assembled, by hand, by the studio’s craftsmen and women.
In both performance and appearance, it expresses the very best of Seiko’s mechanical watchmaking. The caliber has a high accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day and a power reserve of 55 hours. The GMT hand can be used as a dual time indicator with the hour hand being adjustable independently as the time of day hands continues to mark time. It is the perfect watch for the international traveller.
The case is a contemporary re-interpretation of the acclaimed 44GS design from 1967 that set the Grand Seiko style. Like every Grand Seiko watch, it offers highly polished, distortion-free surfaces, razor edged hands for high legibility and perfect comfort on the wrist.
The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Limited Edition: SBGJ227
Driving system: Automatic
Vibrations: 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second)
Accuracy: +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static)
Power reserve: 55 hours
Number of jewels: 37
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release
High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Water resistance: 10 bar. Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 40.0mm, Thickness: 14.4mm
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: 7,700 Euro
Approximate recommended retail price in India: INR 5,80,754.97.
Limited editions of 700 pcs
Founded in 1881, SEIKO is globally renowned for its innovation in precision timekeeping and has introduced many landmark innovations - starting with the production of Japan's first wristwatch in 1913 and including the creation of the world's first quartz watch in 1969, and very recently in 2012, the world's first GPS solar watch ASTRON. Today, having been in India for just 9 years, it is the fastest growing brand in the premium watch segment in the country.
While watches remain the heart of SEIKO's business, its technological expertise in micro-engineering, metallurgy and mechatronics has caused the company to expand into many diverse fields including camera components, other precision instruments, eye glasses, as well as sports timing products.
SEIKO Watch India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of SEIKO Watch Corporation, Japan. Set up in 2007, it is headquartered in Bangalore. Established with the intention of addressing the discerning needs of the Indian consumer, the company brings to India SEIKO's best and latest watches.
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