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Grand Seiko 44GS SBGH345: The Red-Hot Online Exclusive

Picture this: a sleek 40mm case, sharp faceted shoulders, a slim conical bezel, and a slightly recessed crown....

Guess what’s making a comeback? The Grand Seiko 44GS, the OG timepiece that set the rules for the brand’s style game back in 1967. Fast forward to 2023, and it’s back with a fresh face – the SBGH345.

Picture this: a sleek 40mm case, sharp faceted shoulders, a slim conical bezel, and a slightly recessed crown. It’s all about that Zaratsu polishing technique, giving it that signature Grand Seiko shine. But here’s the kicker – it’s not just any steel; it’s Ever-Brilliant Steel, an upgrade from the usual 316L steel. It’s got more brilliance, a whiter hue, and better corrosion resistance. Dive into the details, and you’ll find a 100m water-resistant case, a screw-down crown, and sapphire crystals with AR coating on both sides.

Let’s talk dial, shall we? The SBGH345 is turning heads with its scarlet red dial, a bold move indeed. The Mt. Iwate pattern gives it a classic texture, inspired by the ridges of Mt. Iwate, the mountain next to the Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi. Paired with silver-toned markers and hands, it’s a combo that screams sophistication.

Flip it over, and you’ll find the trusty calibre 9S85 doing its thing. It’s a hi-beat automatic movement, ticking at 5Hz or 36,000 vibrations/hour. With a power reserve of 55 hours and a claimed accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds per day, this bad boy means business.

Credit: Grand Seiko

the SBGH345 is an online-exclusive. Yup, you heard it right. If you want to rock this wrist candy, you better hit up Grand Seiko’s online boutiques. Priced at EUR 7,600, USD 6,900, or GBP 6,500, it’s hitting the virtual shelves in March 2024.

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