Grand Seiko Asaborake – Heritage Collection Ref. SBGY011

The serene beauty of the Grand Seiko Style

Grand Seiko Asaborake - Heritage Collection
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In 1967, a new watch was added to the Grand Seiko Collection that was destined to become one of its defining creations. It was the 44GS, the first watch to embody the Grand Seiko Style, the design grammar that gave Grand Seiko its distinctive look and that still today, 55 years later, inspires each new creation. The Grand Seiko Asaborake – Heritage Collection Ref. SBGY011 hand-winding Spring Drive watch brings alive again the spirit of the 44GS in a slim dress case.

Grand Seiko Asaborake - Heritage Collection

Asaborake, the moment when dawn draws back the veil of night

The delicately textured white dial evokes Asaborake, the brief time when, as dawn breaks, the light penetrates the morning mist and begins to reveal the mountain landscape of Shinshu, where this, and all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches, are made. The minute and seconds hands are gently curved by hand so that they are close to the indexes and minute track. This not only enhances the legibility of the time, which is measured with +/- 15 seconds a month precision, but it also allows the wearer to enjoy to the full the continuous glide motion of the seconds hand that is Spring Drive’s signature. 

Grand Seiko Asaborake - Heritage Collection

As with the original 44GS, the glass is box-shaped to give the watch its traditional feel but the thickness of the glass rim is reduced to lower the overall center of gravity of the watch and to provide a slim profile and a comfortable fit on the wrist. 

Spring Drive is a unique watch technology. It generates energy like every other luxury mechanical watch but combines this with an electronic regulator to deliver a level of precision that no mechanical watch can match.
The development of Spring Drive was possible because Grand Seiko is one of the very few manufacturers with mastery of both electronic and mechanical watchmaking.

The hand-wound Caliber 9R31 delivers a 72-hour power reserve thanks to its Dual Spring Barrel mechanism in which two springs are set in parallel within one single barrel.

Grand Seiko Asaborake

Grand Seiko Asaborake Heritage Collection Technical Specifications

Ref. SBGY011

Movement

  • Caliber no.: 9R31 Instructions
  • Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (±1 second per day)
  • 30 jewels
  • Power reserve indicator

Case

  • Exterior: Stainless steel
  • Case back: See-through & Screw case back
  • Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
  • Case size: Diameter 40.0mm Lug-to-lug 46.2mm Thickness 10.5mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar
  • Weight: 77 g

Strap & Buckle

  • Band width: 19mm
  • Band Material: Crocodile leather
  • The perimeter of Band: 195mm

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