The gentle sunburst pattern on the dial changes from a dark blue to almost turquoise, depending on the angle of light.
Longitudinal-ridged mirror-finished indices shimmer in the light, making them more conspicuous than a flat finish.
Balance spring made of Seiko's in-house Spron metal. Note that - apart from the finger marks and dirt - the Grand Seiko Lion and logo is subtly watermarked on the sapphire case back.
Zaratsu-polishing of the dauphine hands.
Discreet Grand Seiko branding: discernible only by a select - though growing - number of watch connoisseurs :)
A brand that doesn't scream bling-bling.
No lume, but instead mirror-polished indices with longitudinal striations, reminiscent of a fine Dupont lighter.
Zaratsu-polished case and GS embossed crown
Sapphire crystal display back showing off the movement.
9S65A calibre. Adjusted to six positions and temperatures. Exceeding COSC. 9S refers to top-of-the-line Grand Seiko. The 65 range is the 28800vph (cf calibre [email protected])
I hope to write a review of this watch soon.