SBGY009 is a limited edition of 1,500.
Using nature as the inspiration behind many of its luxury timepiece designs, Grand Seiko continues to celebrate its milestone models with modern variations using the very best materials. In 2022, Grand Seiko marks the 55th Anniversary of its 44GS that first released in 1967 as a design that would guide the brand’s timepieces for decades to come. The horologists at Grand Seiko are proud to present the all-new 44GS 55th Anniversary Limited-Edition Ref. SBGY009 as a commemorative release for collectors and enthusiasts. The newly reimagined 44GS features a 40mm stainless steel case design with a beautiful smooth bezel, sealed tight to achieve its impressive 100-meter water resistance.
The dial showcases a deep blue finish inspired by tsuki tenshin, the moment when the full moon is at its highest point in the sky over the Japanese Shinshu mountains. Adding a vibrant touch for contrast, Grand Seiko highlights its ‘GS’ logo and seconds hand in bright yellow for better visibility beneath the night sky. Delivering power to the 44GS’ time-only function and 72-hour power reserve is Grand Seiko’s in-house Spring Drive 9R31 caliber, a manual-wind movement made thinner than its original 1960s release. A transparent sapphire backcase presents a detailed view of the intricate movement in action, while the outer portion includes engravings that signify the limited 1,500-piece release from Grand Seiko. The 44GS 55th Anniversary model comes fit on an elegant large-scale matching blue crocodile leather strap and three-fold clasp. The new limited-edition Grand Seiko 44GS 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Manual SBGY009 is currently available through an authorized dealer for $8,100. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
Source: Grand Seiko