Grand Seiko Hi-Beat SBGH201
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Grand Seiko Hi-Beat SBGH201 Review
There has been a lot of talk around the Grand Seiko. Some say they make the best of luxury watches. Others say that their standard of quality is unmatched. We say every great opinion about the Grand Seiko company is right.
From Japan, the Grand Seiko company have conquered the world with their innovative, affordable and stylish timepieces. All of which they achieved through a relentless pursuit by their team of dedicated craftsmen and women. They have developed every bit of their watch in their studios – a fact that shows just how obsessed they are with the need to master the art of watchmaking.
Every new release of theirs is a new chance for their fans to enjoy that trademark taste of seamless precise, nonstop flow of what time is. So just imagine, for a minute, what the Grand Seiko SBGH201 holds for you.
The History of the Grand Seiko SBGH201
It's been more than a half-century since the first release of a Grand Seiko. And the stories have been the same, "the pursuit of an everlasting watch". Grand Seiko 44GS came in time to seal the ideal design for how a Grand Seiko should look in style.
By the 2000s, Grand Seiko has set standards beyond what was possible in the mechanical watch industry with a high level of precision in their watch movement. They have challenged with the release of their quartz watches, showed their abilities to manufacture watch parts in-house, have created the first-ever hybrid watch with their Spring Drive.
The fold of the 50th year saw the evolution of Grand Seiko hi-beats. With ten beats per second accuracy, this technology was way faster than the everyday mechanical watch. With an improved hi-beat 9S85 caliber, the SBGH201 came to life. It is a replica of the 61GS of 1968 - the first automatic 10-beat watch. Grand Seiko SBGH201 was another stride by the Grand Seiko to stay "King of watches".
What is special about the Grand Seiko SBGH201?
If you are familiar with the Grand Seiko you would agree everything about each of their watches is simply a class of its own. Renowned for their Zaratsu polished stainless-steel case and the classic bracelets, the SBGH201 is no exemption of the Grand Seiko style. It has varied, well-etched hands with the second hand coming pretty blue contrasting against a strong, well detailed white dial.
To garner its higher precision, improvements were made on the mainspring, the hairspring, and escapement of the then 9S65 caliber. This model is not just an incarnation, it is one of the most accurate timepieces in the market today. It has a precision of +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static) or +8 to -1 seconds per day (normal usage accuracy).
As proof of its efficiency, this model, like every other Seiko comes with an English and Japanese test certificate. To help you understand your watch better, it also comes with a movement handbook written and illustrated in both English and Japanese languages.
Overall outline & features:
The watch bears the "Grand Seiko Style" with its well-polished steel, 40.2mm wide and 13mm thick. The glass is made with dual-curved sapphire with an anti-reflective coating on the inside. The stainless-steel bracelet band of 195mm is a three-fold clasp with a push-button.
The astonishing SBGH201 hi-beats embody a 9S85 caliber, a resilient 10-beat automatic movement caliber with a manual winding capability and a stop second-hand function. It also boasts a power reserve of over 55 hours.
Its other features and functions are; a screw-down crown, screwed see-through case back trademarked with the lion emblem, water resistance capability of about 100m, and a magnetic resistance was also enabled. The watch is a lightweight at about 151.0 grams.
The SBGH201 dial is strong, impressive snow-white with a stunning blue second hand, typical but varied markers and a date display on the 3 o'clock hand.
The Grand Seiko SBGH201 Price:
The SBGH201 is estimated to cost between $4900 and $6000 at retail price.
Wrap Up: Grand Seiko SBGH201 Review
Grand Seiko is a brand to be ever proud of. From their lack of "Swissness" to their astonishing level of dedication to accuracy, and that they are more than just luxury. That is, they strive to make a luxury watch that is impressively accurate.
Grand Seiko SBGH201 is one to consider; It has got a sense of purpose that helps it stand out from its comparatives in the market. It is reliable, subtly pleasing, precise, easy to wear, durable - a personality just for you!
You can get your Grand Seiko SBGH201 at Exquisite Timepieces. We are authorized dealers of luxury brands. We also pre-owned watches of any brand. Trust us, there is no better place to get your timepieces than from us - even if we do say so ourselves.
|Case Back||Exhibition Case Back|
|Crystal||High definition dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating|
|Functions||Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date|
|Movement||Mechanical Automatic (Hand winding capability) Caliber 9S85, Anti Magnetic 4,800 A/m [60 Gauss], Accuracy: -3 - +5 Sec per Day, Power Reserve: 55 Hours|
|Bracelet Strap||Stainless Steel|
|Clasp Type||Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release|
|Warranty||Full Factory Warranty|
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