Seiko: Grand Seiko Spring Drive Eight-Day Power Reserve–Baselworld 2016

Japan trip with eight-day clock

With the approximately 60,000 euro-expensive eight-day Platinuhr grand Seiko Spring Drive eight-day power reserve, Seiko is daring to Baselworld 2016 in unfamiliar price regions. The elegant 43-millimeter model is produced by the Japanese manufactory in its prestigious complication studio, called Micro Artist Studios, and equips it with the spring-drive caliber 9R01.

The hybrid technology developed by Seiko combines a mechanical energy storage (tension spring) and an electronic control (quartz) with patented Gleitrad as a clock. In order to increase the autonomy of the aisle from three to eight days, Seiko has integrated three spring houses for the first time. The manufactory also dispenses with an automatic lift; The carrier can read the remaining gear reserve on the ground side board, which is therefore completely recognizable at all times.

On the front side, faceted pointers rotate over a finely grained dial. The hours can be gradually changed independently of the rest of the movement. Seiko guarantees an extremely low speed deviation of a maximum of ten seconds per month–a value that has already been clearly undercut in a spring-drive test in Chronos. Ak

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