Grand Seiko introduces SLGH017 “Night Birch”, a new timepiece that follows the success of the “White Birch” reference. The SLGH005 received the Men’s Watch Prize at the 2021 Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Genève. As the name of the new debut suggests, the latest iteration features a black dial with a subtle texture reminiscent of the pattern of a birch bark. It creates a refined backdrop for the bold applied markers with finely polished bevels on the sides and date indication at 3 o’clock.
Notably, the “Night Birch” additionally features the high-frequency caliber 9SA5 released a few years ago. This modern automatic movement offers an impressive power reserve of 80 hours and a precision rate of +5 to -3 seconds per day.
Contrary to its predecessor, the reference SLGH017 makes its entry in the brand’s truly lightweight high-intensity titanium. The case, water resistant to 100 meters, has a contemporary diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 11.7mm. The watch is distinguished by Grand Seiko’s latest design update called “Evolution 9”, which features a complex face, large hands and prominent markers; Jaratsu-polished, distortion-free finish; and highly efficient ratios.
The SGHL017 is attached to a 3-link bracelet made of high-intensity titanium and will be available at retail price from August $10,400 On a non-restrictive basis.
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