If there’s one class of watches Seiko is renowned for, it must be jumpers. Think 62Mas, SKX007 , Turtle or Samurai … All are just symbols, and moderate ones in addition. However, imagine a scenario in which you need more. More exactness, greater quality, more lavish feel, more style, more horological joy and more Professional particulars? Indeed, this year at Baselworld 2017, you’ll have something Grand… Here are the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s (SBGH255 – SBGH257) – high-end, titanium, pro-arranged, high-beat plunge watches with an appropriate appeal.
These two Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s (ref. SBGH255 and ref. SBGH257) are not the primary plunge watches made under the name Grand Seiko. Indeed, there is as of now one in the assortment, under the reference SBGA029. Notwithstanding, how entirely executed and very much planned this watch is, it has two issues (with one that isn’t actually an issue, yet all the more a decision). Surely, it is fueled by a Spring Drive development, an effective and exact type, yet quartz controlled. What’s more, some may incline toward legitimate mechanical guts. Furthermore, it is to a greater degree a sporting plunge watch, and that’s where these new SBGH255 and SBGH257 enter the game, as both professional jump watches (with a very sizable amount of water opposition) and a high-beat mechanical development with high-end family. Presently we’re talking.
As showed in the name, the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s are the combination of the most awesome aspect Seiko.
- , which means the high-end scope of watches, with amazing development and finishing
- , which means an overly exact programmed development running at 5Hz (while by far most of developments run at 3Hz or 4Hz, and more beats implies conceivably more precision)
- and now you have the most awesome aspect the two universes, as being overly subjective watches AND super performant jumpers too.
So what precisely do we have with these Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s SBGH255/SBGH257 watches? To put it plainly, we have professional plunge watches, made the Grand Seiko way. Most importantly, the case (which measures a robust 46.9mm distance across x 17mm tallness – not what you can call a little watch) is made in high-force titanium (certainly the best approach to name grade 5 titanium in the Zaratsu polishing strategy. The wristband is additionally created in that equivalent material and highlights a protected lock and a slide adjuster. The case is intended for immersion jumping, with the without valve helium obstruction that outcomes from Seiko’s inventive innovations, including the hard core development and the L-molded gasket.
As a professional jumper, the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s SBGH255/SBGH257 highlight an hour long bezel with dark fired supplement, and wonderful readability. The crown, as regular with Seiko jumpers, is situated at 4. Inside the case is an ideal model of Grand Seiko’s dominance; the 9S hi-beat type, which means a programmed development beating at 36,000 vibrations each hour (10 beats each second), directed to -3 to +5 seconds and with 55 hours of force save. Incredibly exact, proficient, and entirely completed yet not obvious, because of a screw caseback. 600m water obstruction obliges.
The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s shows a particular dial, with great antimagnetic properties. Astounding for sure, yet the dial is made of iron to shield the development from the effects of attraction and conveys attractive opposition of 16,000 A/m. This dial shows a somewhat decent honeycomb surface and has huge applied lists, highly intelligible too.
The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s is offered in two varieties. The main – SBGH257 – is a restricted version that is offered with an extra-strength silicone lash close by the high-force titanium arm band. The tie is in the profound Grand Seiko blue, to coordinate the dial. Only 500 pieces will be made, at a cost of 12,300 Euro. The second form – SBGH255 – has a dark dial with gold accents, and will be a perpetual piece of the Grand Seiko assortment, at a cost of 12,100 Euro. The two renditions will be accessible from August 2017. www.grand-seiko.com .