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INTRODUCING: 3 New Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies’ models

The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK019 in steel case with diamond-set bezel and indexes.

Housed in steel and decorated with gemstones, the watches are perfect for everyday wear.

In the last five years, Grand Seiko has been building up its ladies’ collections in response to growing interest from female executives and collectors. The Ref. STGK002 was the first to feature the brand’s new and very compact mechanical Calibre 9S25, specially designed for petite watches. The 9S25 was launched on the 20th anniversary of Grand Seiko’s first modern mechanical movement, the 9S. It featured all the innovations presented in the 9SA5 calibre, from the Spron 610 alloy balance spring to the MEMS-engineered pallet fork and escape wheel.

The limited edition Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK002.
The limited edition Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK002.

Following the Calibre 9S25, Grand Seiko introduced the 9S27 in 2019 with five new models based off the 44GS. The watches feature long, elegantly curved lugs that flow from the round case with chamfering along the entire length.

The Grand Seiko Calibre 9S25, introduced in 2018.
The Grand Seiko Calibre 9S25, introduced in 2018.

The design softens the sharp edges of the watches while keeping them in line with the core principles in Grand Seiko’s Grammar of Design guidelines. These five models had plain and mirror-polished bezels or were set with a circle of diamonds that enhanced the lustre of the entire watch. They also housed textured or mother-of-pearl dials, as well as mother-of-pearl displays with an engraved snowflake pattern.

The five Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies watches introduced in 2019.
The five Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies watches introduced in 2019.

This year, Grand Seiko has expanded on the ladies’ Elegance collection with three new steel watches designed for daily wear to give more options for women. The STGK019, STGK021, and STGK023 all feature textured dial patterns and are set with diamonds in different ways to offer something for every style and occasion.

The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK021 in steel case with diamonds on the bezel.
The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK021 in steel with diamonds on the bezel.

The STGK019 is the most decadent of them all, with 45 diamonds on the bezel and 11 diamond indexes on the dial, which is in a soft pink hue inspired by the colour of cherry blossoms in the spring. The STGK021 has a diamond-set bezel and faceted bar indexes with a gilt seconds hand that plays against the pearly-white opaline-style dial.

The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK023 in steel case with diamond-set indexes.
The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection Ladies STGK023 in steel with diamond-set indexes.

Finally, the STGK023 has a mirror-polished bezel with diamond indexes and a unique pastel blue colour referred to as “mizu-hanada”, akin to diluted indigo. The dials all have a linen-style stamped pattern, which makes them look like the hands and indexes of the watch are floating over cascading fabrics.

The Grand Seiko Calibre 9S27.
The Grand Seiko Calibre 9S27.

The watches are all fitted with the Calibre 9S27, which has a power reserve of up to 50 hours and a minimum precision of +8/-3 seconds daily. They are equipped with a five-link bracelet that features brushed and polished surfaces, a discreet and luxurious touch. The watches are enclosed in sapphire crystal on the back so that you can freely admire the finishing of this highly compact movement.

The new Grand Seiko Elegance watches for ladies are priced from S$7,700 onwards and are available at all Grand Seiko boutiques and select retail partners.  
 
 

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Darren has been writing about, and admiring the craft of watchmaking for over a dozen years. He considers himself lucky to live in a golden age of horology, and firmly believes that the most difficult watches to design are the simplest and the most intriguing to discover.


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