Seiko's history dates back to 1881, when Kintaro Hattori opened a shop in Ginza to repair and sell watches. In 1913, his company manufactured Japan's first watch, the Laurel, and many watchmaking milestones followed, including the release of the first Grand Seiko watch in 1960.
Today, Grand Seiko pays homage to the first wristwatch in Japan by reviving the very first Grand Seiko watch in a stunning 500-piece limited edition. Crafted from bright hard titanium, this watch features a traditional lacquered dial with raised Makie markers and decorations.
Durability and longevity have been the guiding principles in the manufacture of every best replica watches since the first Grand Seiko in 1960. The SBGW295 embodies the ambition to create the perfect everyday watch with its 38mm Zaratsu polished bright hard titanium case that is shinier than traditional titanium and twice as hard as stainless steel. The SBGW295 may be a dress watch of elegant size, but thanks to its case material, this watch can withstand the rigors of everyday wear without showing its age.
Derived from the natural sap of the lacquer tree, urushi is commonly used to decorate and finish a variety of items, such as traditional Japanese tableware, furniture, and musical instruments. The lacquerware used at Grand Seiko comes exclusively from Japan, which is very rare and remarkable since most of the lacquerware we come across these days is of foreign origin. The jet-black color of urushi is ensured by the addition of iron. The lacquer is given a treatment exclusive to Grand Seiko that prevents its color from changing over time, again in line with the brand's mission of creating durable swiss replica watches.
Maki-e markers are the handiwork of lacquer master Isshu Tamura in his studio in Kanazawa, the birthplace of traditional Japanese culture. Its poetic name translates to "golden swamp". There, Tamura builds the lacquered hour-markers layer by layer, giving them their signature three-dimensional silhouette, and then sprinkles them with gold dust – Makie means "sprinkle a picture". The straight lines of the scale, especially the parallel lines of the base hours, require the expert hand of a master, and are further complicated by the curved dial.
The hand-wound 28,800 bph Caliber 9S64 is visible through the transparent case back. It keeps the SBGW295's slim and wear-resistant profile at just 10.9mm from top to bottom, while delivering an accuracy of +5/-3 seconds per day when static and a power reserve of three days.
The replica luxury watches comes with a Brilliant Hard Titanium folding clasp and two included straps. The first employed a weaving technique called yoroiori, which was used to make samurai armor. The other is a soft leather strap, chosen for its unique texture and comfort.