The Grand Seiko SLGH003 Hi-Beat 60th Anniversary LE Watch Review
Posted by Daniel Luczak on 19th Jan 2021
The new Grand Seiko SLGH003 brings dual-impulse escapement to the audiences. In addition to this, this watch is also more affordable compared to other options with similar features. The hands and dials are angled and perfect as always. Moreover, the case comes with the “Zaratsu” polishing and finishing. It also features geometric tension. The entire watch showcases perfection, a clean finish, and maximum daily wear ability. It is also a durable and robust watch. Let’s see what else this watch brings to the table.
Grand Seiko SLGH003 Hi-Beat 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch
This watch features a stunning blue dial. This dial has a reflective texture that is similar to Grand Seiko's trademark dial color schemes. Moreover, the red second's hand adds a nice contrast to the overall color scheme of the watch.
This watch also comes with a stainless steel bracelet. The case offers a diameter of 40mm and a thickness of 11.7mm. The blue dial further comes with a beautiful sun-ray finish. Therefore, the watch offers maximum legibility and shine in the light.
The 9SA5 Movement
This watch comes with the amazing caliber 9SA5. This inner movement relies on the use of a new type of double impulse escapement assembly. This new assembly allows for better efficiency and durability than traditional lever escapement.
In general, the pallet fork sends the necessary power to the balance wheel. This traditional method requires lubrication. However, the caliber 9SA5 receives one impulse directly to the balance wheel. This is possible with the help of the shuriken star wheel. Therefore, Grand Seiko has taken out the middleman for energy exchange to offer stability and more accuracy.
This dual escapement method offers higher energy conservation and less lubrication. The 9SA5 caliber offers a brilliant power reserve of 80-hours. Moreover, it can beat at 5Hz. This dual escapement technology also offers an accuracy of between +5 seconds per day and -3 seconds per day.
This watch offers a water resistance of up to 10 bar or 100 meters. Therefore, it can easily withstand rain or splashes of water. Moreover, this is a limited edition. So, there are only 1,000 pieces available in the market. It currently has a retail price of US$9,700USD. The timeless design and mechanical ingenuity of this watch are unparalleled in the market.
What Do We Have to Say?
The Grand Seiko SLGH003 Hi-Beat 60th Anniversary LE comes with a stainless steel bracelet that serves as the traditional watch strap for the majority of Grand Seiko watches. However, if you are looking for new ways to spice up your Grand Seiko around your wrist, you can get new watch straps for yourself. This is where DaLuca Straps jumps in and saves the day.
You can find leather military watch straps, shell cordovan watch straps, or custom watch straps on DaLuca Straps. Moreover, you can also get top-notch leather care accessories and tools to keep your watch straps and watches away from any harm. The final choice is yours.