In 1968, Grand Seiko introduced Japan’s first automatic 10-beat watch (61GS) to the world. In 2009, 10-beat Caliber 9S85 surpassed the original, with high precision parts created using sophisticated modern technology assembled with skills with skills honed over the many decades of Grand Seiko’s watchmaking.
The dial has elegant and easy-to-see Arabic numeral for the hour mark. The concept color "Shironeri" is a reflection of Japanese tradition. The color and texture of the dial come from the glossy white silk of the outfit worn by the bride in a Japanese wedding. It symbolizes purity and innocence.