A pair of limited edition Grand Seiko watches, inspired by the 44GS, for the centenary of Seiko watchmaking.
In addition to the 44GS reissues which are nearly perfect reproductions of the 44GS of 1967, Seiko has also announced two limited editions that are modern interpretations of the 44GS. Both are in steel on matching steel bracelets, with the automatic 9S65 movement inside.
Though the cases are similarly styled to the 44GS, with wide case sides, the watches are more substantial. The case diameter is 40 mm, with a height of 13.4 mm. Additionally the case back has a sapphire window showing the 9S65 movement which has a three day power reserve.
Two models are available and both are priced at JPY450,000 without taxes, or about US$4600. The first is a silver dial with a blued steel seconds hand (ref. SBGR081) which is limited to 1200 pieces, and a more striking version with a black dial and gold hands (ref. SBGR083) which is limited to 700 pieces.
Delivery starts from 6 July 2013 onwards.