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Following its success with the SLGH005 White Birch from 2021 which won the Men’s category at the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Genève, Japanese luxury watchmaker Grand Seiko is now introducing the SLGH011 Green Birch.
In the brand’s usual tradition, the new timepiece celebrates the nature-filled region of Shizukuishi, with its beautifully textured deep green dial conjuring images of the lush greenery and white stalks of a birch forest in the Japanese summer. The three-dimensional backdrop is then adorned with diamond-cut hour markers with Grand Seiko’s signature mirror finish polishing as well as the iconic, sharply-defined sword hands for an even more elegant aesthetic. Powering the timepiece itself is the Hi-Beat 36000 caliber 9SA5, carrying 47 jewels and a power reserve of 80 hours. The automatic movement is accurate up to +5 to -3 seconds per day, giving you the exceptional performance watch fans have come to expect of the brand.
For those interested, Grand Seiko’s new SLGH011 Green Birch is now available for pre-order over on the company’s website for $9,100 USD.
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