Published on August 2nd, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Arrives In August For RM36K
The Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary commemorates the watch that set the Grand Seiko style.
Grand Seiko is a watch brand that only has a few decades of heritage, but many significant milestones. In 1967, the 44GS became the first timepiece to embody a design language that came to be known as the “Grand Seiko Style”. Since then, the same design principles have come to define the distinctive Grand Seiko look we all know today.
To commemorate the 55th anniversary of this significant watch, the Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition has been launched. Only 1,500 units will be made and its price in Malaysia is set at RM36,000 per piece.
Here’s the press release with more
The moon, the mountains and the serenity of the night sky
The dial has a deep blue colour that captures the alluring beauty of the full moon in the night sky above the Shinshu mountains that can be seen from the studio in Shinshu where this and all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are created. The sun ray pattern on the dial catches the light at every angle and recreates the gentle sparkle that the moon casts over the landscape when it is at its very highest point in the sky.
In this new watch, Spring Drive’s signature glides motion seconds hand is gold in colour. As it sweeps silently across the wide dial, it captures the grandeur of the night sky, bringing the wearer closer than ever to the serene and eternal nature of the passage of time. The minute and seconds hands are shaped by hand so that they curve gently down towards the minute track at the edge of the dial, enhancing the legibility of the exact time.
The watch is presented on a dark blue strap that harmonises perfectly with the richtone of the dial.
This new creation is powered by the manual-winding Spring Drive Caliber 9R31. This movement incorporates an innovative Dual-Spring Barrel that contains two mainsprings set in parallel and so delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.
The thinness of this movement, the slim construction of the case and the box-shaped sapphire crystal all combine to allow the craftsmen and women of the Shinshu Watch Studio to create a slim and classical design that captures the spirit of the original 44GS, while also achieving a low centre of gravity that provides excellent comfort on the wrist. The watch is offered as a limited edition of 1,500. Each individual serial number and the words “Limited Edition” is engraved on the case back.
This new addition to the Heritage Collection will be available in August at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners in Malaysia and Brunei. For product details, please contact SEIKO’s sole distributor, Thong Sia Sdn Bhd at 03-2141 5163 or visit www.seikoboutique.com.my / www.thongsia.com.my
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited Edition
Spring Drive Caliber 9R31
Driving system: manual-winding
Power reserve: 72 hours
Accuracy: ± 1 second per day (± 15 seconds per month)
Power reserve indicator
Number of jewels: 30
Stainless steel case
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp and push-button release
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Limited edition of 1,500
Approximate recommended retail price in Malaysia: RM 36,000