The flagship Grand Seiko at Baselworld 2016, the Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve replica watch is powered by a brand new movement. But more importantly it has been finished to a remarkable degree, both inside and out.
The case style of Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve replica watch is similar to other Grand Seiko watches, but the resemble is only visual. It is Replica Panerai Luminor 1950 made of a special platinum alloy proprietary to Seiko that was conceived for this watch. Ordinary platinum is soft and sticky, meaning polishing the surface to a hard shine like that of stainless steel is impossible.
In contrast, the alloy developed for the Grand Seiko eight day replica watch can be polished with the zaratsu technique. An ancient method of polishing samurai swords or katana, zaratsu is applied to all Grand Seiko cases and creates an extremely smooth, mirror-like surface with minimal distortion. And to Replica Hublot Classic Fusion increase the hardness of the metal, the case is cold forged with a press weighing several tonnes, a process that increases the density of the metal.
Frosted to create a sparkling, granular finish, the Grand Seiko Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve replica watch dial is nicknamed “diamond dust” for the way in which it catches the light. It is not actual diamond powder, rather the look is the result of a unique process that combines special plating, sandblasting and polishing.
Typical of Grand Seiko replica watches the hands and indices are diamond-cut, giving them razor sharp facetted edges that catch the light brilliantly. While most of the watch is Tag Heuer Replica Watches monochromatic, the seconds hand is blued steel with a curved tip that is rolled by hand. And the dark blue of the seconds hand is echoed in the “Spring Drive” text at six o’clock.