COUTURE PREVIEW: Grand Seiko celebrates 25th anniversary of its 9F

Grand Seiko is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its 9F Quartz Caliber with the creation of two recreation timepieces.

In 1993, Seiko launched the first Grand Seiko timepiece fitted with the Caliber 9F, a quartz movement that focused on being incredibly accurate and long-lasting instead of bursting with additional functions.

The first of two limited watches to mark the anniversary is the 1,500 piece all steel SBGT241 with 40mm case housing the Caliber 9F83 movement controlling hours, minutes, day and date to an accuracy of +/- 5 seconds per year.

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The case and bracelet retain the soft contours of the original but are fashioned for contemporary tastes. As with all Grand Seiko models since last year, the maker’s name is now at the 12 o’clock position and the dial carries a special pattern based on the traditional quartz symbol.

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