Grand Seiko “Self-dater” 1964 homage collection

Released back in 1964, the Grand Seiko Selfdater was the first calendar model featuring a calendar correction function. The case had a sturdy lug form symbolizing the high practicality and dignity as a Grand Seiko model. With this “Grand Seiko 2nd” model, Grand Seiko established its position as a high quality timepiece with high practicality, and “relentless evolution of practicality” has been raised as the brand philosophy up to the present day. In 2014, 50 years after the birth of the Grand Seiko Selfdater, the original model will be revived with the latest technologies.

At 2014 Baselworld, Grand Seiko presented three new Spring Drive models that pay homage to a 1964 watch that is fondly remembered by devotees of the brand’s early history. The Spring Drive caliber( 9R series) is increasingly in demand all over the world as watch lovers learn of its unique combination of +/- 0.5 seconds a day precision and mainspring power. Two models are in steel (cases and bands) and one in platinum.

These models (50th anniversary limited edition) have a price tag of 6,050€ (Approx. 8,200 USD) regarding the SBGA103 and SBGA105, stainless steel models (limited edition of 1200 pcs) and 31,900€ (42,800 USD) for the SBGA107, platinum model (limited edition of 50 pcs).

Specifications: SBGA103, SBGA105, SBGA107

  • Caliber 9R15 Spring Drive
  • Driving system: Self-winding type with manual winding mechanism
  • Power reserve: 72 hours
  • Jewels: 30 jewels Accuracy: ±0.5 second per day (±10 seconds per month)
  • Outer diameter: 30.0mm, Thickness: 5.1mm
  • Case
    • Stainless steel (SBGA103, SBGA105)
    • Platinum 950 (SBGA107)
  • Dual curve sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on inner surface Screw-down crown (SBQA103, SBQA105) Screw see-through case back Diameter: 39.9mm, Thickness: 13.2mm Water resistance 10 Bar, Magnetic resistance 4,800 A/m
  • Band Stainless steel with three-fold clasp with push button release (SBGA103, SBGA105) Crocodile strap (SBGA107)