Grand Seiko - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Grand Seiko
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: SBGW251
    Movement No: 309’903
    Case No: No. 111/136
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9S64, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Seiko buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Grand Seiko Certificate of Warranty, dated April 17, 2017, and stamped Seiko New York, Grand Seiko Inspection Certificate, blue leather Grand Seiko presentation box, hang tag, product literature, polish cloth and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the 2017 announcement that Grand Seiko would become an independent brand from parent company Seiko, they released three limited edition recreations of the first Grand Seiko watch in steel, gold and platinum with each having a variation of the original Grand Seiko logo from 1960. Prior to Grand Seiko’s independence, dials featured a “Seiko” logo at 12 o’clock and “Grand Seiko” printed at 6 o’clock, however with the change, dials now feature just the “Grand Seiko” logo. The reference SBGW251 in platinum, like the present watch, was limited to just 136 timepieces to honour the 136th anniversary of Seiko.

    The heavy platinum case has a clean, modern aesthetic and stamped “999PT” indicating the watch is made from 99.9% platinum, opposed to the typical “950” hallmark indicating a 95% platinum alloy. The dial is made of solid 18 karat gold and finished with radial brushing, with hour markers also in 18 karat gold, while the faceted dauphine hands are in stainless steel. The Grand Seiko logo is engraved on the dial – a unique feature of the platinum variant. Powered by the manually wound caliber 9S64, the case diameter measures 38mm, with a well-proportioned thickness of 10.7mm.

    The present limited edition platinum wristwatch, numbered 111, is in excellent condition and offered for the first time at auction by the original owner. The watch is complete with its original accessories, and presents rare opportunity for the connoisseur.

    The present lot is further offered with a one-year warranty provided by Grand Seiko Corp of America.

    Property of the original owner

Σ96

Ref. SBGW251
A rare and highly attractive limited edition wristwatch with 72-hour power reserve, center seconds, certificate of warranty and presentation box, made for the 136th anniversary of Seiko, number 111 of 136

Circa 2017
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
$15,000 - 30,000 
CHF14,300-28,500
€14,500-28,900
HK$117,000-235,000
S$20,600-41,100

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Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293

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Isabella Proia

Head of Sale, New York

+1 (212) 940 1285

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022