Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary SLGH002 Watch Review
Posted by Daniel Luczak on 10th Nov 2020
The highly sought after Japanese watch manufacturer, Grand Seiko, has released yet another anniversary watch, and the brand-new SLGH002 is a brilliant one for watch enthusiasts. This watch is home to a powerful caliber, caliber 9SA5, and offers an immaculately made gold case and a timeless dial for an overall elegant look. This is a hi-beat edition due to the powerful in-house movement that can beat at 36,600vph. Let’s take a look at what else this watch has to offer.
The Hi-Beat Caliber
Grand Seiko Elegance 60th Anniversary SLGH002 comes with a brand-new, slimmer movement as compared to its predecessors. This new movement is 5.18mm in height and approximately 15% slimmer than other movements from the brand. What makes it slimmer? Seiko decided to align the barrel and gear trains in a horizontal way rather than the traditional vertical layout.
Moreover, it comes with two barrels that offer more than just a slimmer layout. The two barrels work in unison to offer an extended power reserve of up to 80 hours. The horizontal layout was problematic at first, but Seiko fixed it with a transversal bridge to keep everything in balance. This offers higher shock resistance and stability as compared to other movements.
This movement can beat at 5Hz of 36,000 vibrations per hour. This is brilliant considering that most modern-era movements still offer a maximum of 4Hz and 28,800 vibrations per hour at your fingertips. The higher number of beats per hour helps compensate for oscillation errors and offer less error margin for timekeeping.
The Stunning Dial
The gorgeous sunray-brushed and silver-colored dial offers a warm gold tone to the overall look. The dynamic case silhouette comes in a yellow-gold colorway and offers an elegant look. Moreover, the case comes with 18-carat gold indices to further enhance the gold look of the watch. The company logo is right below noon, further adding to the aesthetics of the dial.
The 18-carat indices are per the dauphine-style hour and minute hands from Seiko. These hands also have truncated tips and counterweights to add to the classic look of the timepiece. Moreover, the raised facets help with legibility and easily ensnare available light for an easy timekeeping experience.
The Timeless Case
The contours and edges of the case are well-defined and well-polished to go along with the elegant look of the timepiece. The Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary Limited Edition SLGH002 comes in two different case materials: titanium and stainless steel. Both materials offer a smooth finish with well-defined contours and legendary Zaratsu polishing from GS.
You will find a unique combination of polished and straight brushed surfaces on either side of the case. However, you will also be able to see the contrast between the two. This is the result of the Zaratsu polishing technique. The arcing case goes along with every outfit and sits comfortably around the wrist.
The Brilliant Crocodile Strap
What’s better for a gold timepiece than a brilliant crocodile strap? This is what Seiko offers to the wearers. This strap comes with a gold folding clasp, therefore offering unity with the overall gold theme of the watch. The short and curved lugs help this watch sit easily around the wrist, and the strap is also durable.
What Is the Bottom Line Here?
Grand Seiko has never failed to amaze the audiences with classic and elegant timepieces with silky-smooth finishing and powerful movements. The same is the case with the Grand Seiko Elegance 60th Anniversary SLGH002 watch. It is a limited edition, and there are only a hundred of these beauties in the market.
If you already have this amazing watch on your wrist, and you are looking for new straps for the yellow-gold dial, DaLuca Straps is here for you. You can find all the different kinds of straps on DaLuca Straps, from leather watch straps to nylon watch straps. The choice is yours.