We’re not that far out from Baselworld 2019, and Grand Seiko is already dropping the goods. The storied Japanese brand has just debuted a series of watches and a new caliber for their Elegance Collection. Four distinct references make up the release.
First, let us begin with the movement. The new 9S63 is a manual-wind caliber with a small seconds complication at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. It has 72 hours of power reserve on a full wind, and the accuracy is rated +5 to -3 seconds a day. Furthermore, it features 33 jewels and a beat rate of 21,600 vph. The release of the 9S63 marks eight years since Grand Seiko last unveiled a manual-winding caliber.
The 9S63 also brings with it a whole new case design from Grand Seiko rendered in three different metals: stainless steel, 18kt rose gold, and 18kt yellow gold. The case measures 39 millimeters across and 11.6 millimeters thick, and that’s with the curved sapphire up top and the display back. Like other Grand Seiko cases, these are Zaratsu-polished to create an eye-catching, distortion-free finish.