New Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT Limited Edition

Since its creation in 1960, every Grand Seiko watch replica has demonstrated a consistent commitment to the fundamentals of watch replica making. Precision, legibility, comfort and durability are the attributes that have always defined Grand Seiko. Now, these values find expression in a new Limited Edition watch replica featuring the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 GMT caliber.

The case and other key design elements are the same as those of the acclaimed model, SBGJ005, which won the “Petite Aiguille” award in the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2014. However, this new creation has a special dial and oscillating weight to express a new theme that evokes the landscape of the Iwate Prefecture in Northern Japan where the watch replica is made.

The design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the highly acclaimed 1967 44GS. It offers polished, distortion-free surfaces and perfect comfort on the wrist. The watch replica is ideal for international travelers, as it offers a dual time function; when you adjust the hour hand to a different time zone, the watch replica retains its high precision and the GMT hand continues to indicate your home country time.

The colors of sunrise on Mount Iwate

Through the sapphire case-back shows a specially designed oscillating weight made of titanium and tungsten. The titanium part of the oscillating weight is treated in an anodic oxidation process that delivers a vivid gradation of the blue, purple, orange and yellow colors that make up the dawn light as it strikes Mount Iwate, the mountain that is visible through the windows of the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio where all Grand Seiko mechanical watch replica es replica are made. The rich colors on the oscillating weight are generated entirely by this oxidization treatment, not by coating or painting.


The oscillating weight is made of titanium and tungsten, to deliver high performance and durability. © Seiko

The titanium oscillating weight also delivers a notable advance in performance. Its strength and hardness resist the distortion that could result from the watch replica being subjected to severe shock. Titanium absorbs vibration ten times better than the widely used material of brass, thus reducing the risk of damage to the movement or bearings. Its high resistance to corrosion also ensures its durability and long-lasting beauty.

The dial has a delicate and beautiful radial pattern that is inspired by the many ridged contours of Mount Iwate. This special pattern is unique to Grand Seiko. The dial color echoes the deep red that is seen on clear mornings as the sun lights up Mount Iwate.