INTRODUCING: The Grand Seiko STGK011 & STGK013James Robinson
Grand Seiko has expanded their offerings of ladies watches with two new additions to their Elegance Collection – the Grand Seiko STGK011 and STGK013.
The bezel-less beauties have drawn inspiration from the Japanese watchmaker’s original sans-bezel timepiece, the Grand Seiko 62GS, which was first unveiled in 1967.
And, to really dial up the glitz, the new timepieces’ unique tonneau-like cases are adorned with no fewer than 38 diamonds, measuring 0.41 carats in total, lining the flanks of the svelte 30.6mm steel cases.
Available in two different dial designs: a shimmering silver dial reminiscent of freshly fallen snow (STGK011) and a deep, purple coloured mother-of-pearl dial (STGK013), known as ”Koki-murasaki”, which is said to be a Japanese symbol of status. Both dials are also affixed with two diamonds, which are diagonally stacked upon one another and located at the 12 o’clock position.
Capping both of the eye-catching dials is a highly defined, dual-curved sapphire crystal that has been treated to an anti-reflective coating, ensuring superior levels of legibility. In addition, the case backs also utilise sapphire crystal, so owners can appreciate the watches’ mechanical power source, which is finished to exacting standards typical of Grand Seiko.
Speaking of the movement, it’s the Japanese marque’s in-house Calibre 9S27, a self-winding mainstay of the Elegance Collection, which features 50 hours of power reserve, an accuracy rating of +8 to -3 seconds per day, and beats away at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).
The stainless steel cases are complemented by conforming stainless steel bracelets, which employ three-fold clasps and push-button release mechanisms.
Both the Grand Seiko STGK011 and STGK013 have a recommended retail price of $16,500 AUD and represent great options for an ever-growing choice of ladies watches.