It’s been a couple years since Seiko limited edition replica watches released its Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT watches that met a highly enthusiastic response. Then, black- and white-dialed models were accompanied by a limited edition with a striking green dial and orange accents. Now, Seiko is similarly releasing updated black and white models alongside a limited edition with a rich, earthy brown dial – and we know that Grand Seiko does dials oh so well. The inspiration taken from the surrounding countryside of the manufacture in northeastern Japan continues from the dial to the movement’s rotor seen on the back of the watch.
A lot of people were excited back in March 2014 by the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT SBGJ005 watches with the green dial and orange highlights – I, for one, have actually kept coming back to it. We went Very little is changed in the new models in terms of design and specs. We can expect the same stunning impeccable details and focus on practical elements, such as legibility, durability (100m water-resistance), and comfort – same 40 mm-wide, 14 mm-thick steel case. Also the same 9S86 movement beats at 5Hz inside, and we don’t need to tell you that Seiko’s “hi-beat” 5Hz (36,000 bph, hence the name) movements are a little special. They are the GMT version of the automatic 9S85 with a claimed accuracy of between -3 to +5 seconds per day (when static) and a power reserve of 55 hours.
Grand Seiko’s mechanical 9S watches are assembled, tested, and inspected at the Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio in the city of Morioka, located in the snowy northeastern prefecture of Iwate. We are told that from the watchmakers’ benches, a view of Mt. Iwate is visible through the studio’s wide windows and that the colors of the dial and the rotor of stainless steel case Seiko replica watches limited edition are inspired by the colors of the mountain at sunrise. This becomes a little more poetic when looking at the colors chosen because they are not what you may first expect to be the bright colors of a vibrant sunrise, but more of a quiet, crepuscular image.