Grand Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve SBGA201
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Grand Seiko SBGA201 Review
At this point, it is safe to say Grand Seiko is one of the best watchmaking companies in the world. With a desire to make the world's ideal watch, they have become more and more innovative with their inventions. Every one of their releases has fascinated industry watchers and has helped them capture their attention while their engineers master the art of making all kinds of watches - the quartz, hi-beat, spring drive.
With the SBGA201, they set out to have you revel at their brilliance and dedication to purpose - to make the art of timekeeping seamlessly easy.
The History of the Grand Seiko SBGA201
In 2004, and after about 600 prototypes, it began the evolution of the silent, "everlasting" watch. This led to the birth of the Grand Seiko SBGA201. This model is powered by the 9R65 caliber. It was the first of all the exclusive Spring Drive watches to happen in the Grand Seiko's studios.
The company’s watchmakers also worked on every single detail in the watch components and features. These features became the key elements in the SBGA201 design. They include; the ultra-smooth automatic movements of their watches - with high-level precision, ease, longevity and aesthetics. For Seiko, the SBGA201 is nothing less than perfect.
What is Special About the Grand Seiko SBGA201
The Grand Seiko SBGA201 is the first of the Spring Drives. The Spring Drive was created out of the company’s attempt to integrate electronic and mechanical watchmaking to perfect a precision that no mechanical watch could match.
Its design is an emblematic display of quality, a brave show of brilliance, purpose, and innovation. With its 9R65 caliber, it merges forces of the mainspring and an electric conductor, eventually offering the best of both mechanical and quartz movements. This helps it achieve a real-time accuracy in timekeeping. Not only does time travel its axis with the utmost accuracy of ±1 second a day, there's also a power reserve of over 3 days. That is, while away from your wrist for, say, the weekend, it remains as precise as possible. It also comes with a power reserve display on the left side of the dial.
This watch comes with an English and Japanese test certificate as proof of its efficiency. It also comes with a movement handbook that features illustrations of how to manage your watch. Lastly, to talk about the SBGA201, you also have to talk about the relentless, sophisticated, devoted craftsmen. They hand assembled and brought this efficient and beautiful watch to life.
Overall outline & features:
The Grand Seiko SBGA201 watch is a typical Grand Seiko Stainless Steel case. It is 41mm in diameter and 12.5mm in thickness. It has a stainless-steel bracelet of 195mm perimeter with a three-fold clasp with push-button release. With dual-curved sapphire glass and anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, this model reflects class and elegance. The watch has retained the company's simple sense of beauty with a Zaratsu polished stainless-steel body.
In addition, it has a see-through case back with the expected lion emblem, a screw-down crown, and a screw case back. Its steel shape embodies the 9R65 Spring drive caliber with a movement accuracy of ±1 sec per day and a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. It also has a stop second-hand function.
Finally, it is equipped with magnetic resistance, has up to 100-meter water resistance capability and weighs about 150g.
The champagne color dial of this watch fits nicely with the hands. When natural light reflects on it, it highlights the watch’s “now-silver” dial – arresting the attention of just about anyone in its vicinity. Its dial has a date display and power reserve indicator.
The Grand Seiko SBGA201 Price:
As affordability is one of the characteristics that set the Grand Seiko products apart in the watch industry, the SBGA201 cost $4900 at retail price. A bargain for such an incredible piece.
Wrap Up: Grand Seiko SBGA201 Review
For one who loves novelty, Grand Seiko SBGA201 serves you that new taste. It is the first of the Spring Drives, hence we are sure you would love it. Unlike its predecessors, it offers a life-time experience of the seamless flow of time without a tick nor a stop.
Grand Seiko has been quite a challenger over the many decades, even of themselves. They mastered, and improved, the art of precision in any watch's movements; with a high level of simplicity and delicacy, its durability and companionship with you, the end-user.
You can get your Grand Seiko SBGA201 at Exquisite Timepieces. We are authorized dealers of luxury brands. We also deal with pre-owned watches of any brand. Trust us at Exquisite Timepieces, there is no better place to get your watch, really - 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 and Power Reserve|
|Movement||Spring Drive Caliber 9R65, 4,800 A/m [60 Gauss], Accuracy +/-15 Sec per Month (Equivelant to +/- 1 Sec per Day), 72 Hours Power Reserve|
|Bracelet Strap||Stainless Steel|
|Clasp Type||Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release|
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