2017 Grand Seiko (Ref. SBGW235) "Japan Edition" W/ Box & Papers
This is a beautifully modern ode to the original Grand Seiko, which launched in 1960. For decades, Grand Seiko enthusiasts had to acquire such pieces directly from Japan or through a third party seller, as they were exclusive to the Japanese market. Historically speaking, Grand Seiko has labeled itself as a sub-brand of Seiko up until 2017. However, the sister company decided to spread its wings and fly as a fully independent brand that year.
This particular piece is simply stunning. Whether you admire the subtle contrast of the blued steel seconds hand, or you're drawn to the mirror-like finish created by Seiko's method of 'Zaratsu' polishing (a skill that requires 3+ years of practice before a craftsman is trusted to polish a watch), there's really no denying the crisp and shining elegance of this piece. The brand has perfected the craft of creating timepieces that vividly capture both light and shadow through their rigorous innovations in design and accuracy...and this Grand Seiko is the perfect example.
This would be an excellent buy for an enthusiast with a passion for Grand Seiko history and innovation, and an excitement for their new venture as an independent brand.
|Style||Manual Wind Dress Watch|
|Bracelet||Grand Seiko Stainless Steel "Jubilee" Bracelet|
The unpolished case remains in factory original condition and shows minimal signs of previous use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is flawless. The Grand Seiko signed crown is original to the watch. The Grand Seiko "Jubilee" style bracelet is in excellent condition as well, showing no real signs of wear and minimal stretch, the bracelet comes with 3 additional links.
The matte cream dial is flawless. The solid dauphine hands and blued steel sweep-seconds hand are flawless.
Watch come with its original inner and outer boxes, Grand Seiko inspection certificate, hangtag, operatiing booklet, and 3 extra bracelet links . Watch is functioning perfectly and keeping time.