And last, but my no means least, for #macromonday, what I think it probably the most incredible detail on the Grand Seiko SBGA129 of them all – the minisculely raised platform on the top of the hour marker. I’m not entirely sure just how small the step is, bit it’s without a doubt the smallest perfectly detailed feature of any watch I’ve shot to date.
No other manufacturer that I’m aware of even attempts something like this.
Next thing to focus on regarding the finishing of the Grand Seiko SBGA129 is the dial texture. Similar to that of the famed “Snowflake” SBGA011, or SBGA125 “Blizzard”, and yet still unique. It is worth remembering that this dial was created for a limited edition of just 369 watches.
And what about that printing? Or another demonstration of perfect – and it truly is perfect – “Zaratsu” black polishing on the logo? Or the structure of the grey second hand?
Everywhere you look, finishing of a quality that you would be hard pressed to find in a watch from another brand costing not just 10x, but even 100x the $5,000 these watches are now changing hands for.
But I’m saving the best until last. Stay tuned for the final post in this #macromonday series, coming up in a few hours time…
And here’s that crop from the previous post of the Grand Seiko SBGA129 that I promised you. Pretty amazing, eh?
Grand Seiko SBGA129. Detail crop to come.
One more detail crop from the #GrandSeiko SBGA129 photo that I posted earlier. That little ridge on the top of the hour index is almost certainly the smallest perfect bit of detailing I’ve seen on any watch I have shot to-date. A reminder that this #watch is #forsale, and if you are interested, please contact me by DM.
Crop detail from the previous post of the #GrandSeiko SBGA129 showing the power reserve. This watch is for sale – DM if interested.
For Sale! So I bought this #GrandSeiko SBGA129 a few months prior to deciding that I’d be focusing my collection on the historical watches and the modern Wako limited editions. So, sadly it has to go to make way for other things. This was made as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Japanese Association of Haute Horology in a limited edition of just 369 pieces. If you are interested in purchasing this watch, contact me by DM for details. Detail shots coming later today.
Second in the set of three #GrandSeiko movement reposts for #GSWednesday
Thanks to @thewatcherist for reminding me about #GSWednesday! On vacation his week so don’t have a new shot, but inspired by @arteray here’s a set of close-up shots of #GrandSeiko date and day/date windows. Name the model number 😜 #Seiko
One more detail shot from the #GrandSeiko #SBGA129. No-one gets close to Grand #Seiko when it comes to dials, hands, or indices. Seriously. No-one. #macro #watch