Grand Seiko 4522-8000 from 1970 (Gold Cap)
For sale is a Grand Seiko 4522-8000.
The watch features a gold cap finishing that allows the wearer to enjoy the aesthetic of a solid gold watch without paying the hefty price of one.
The gold cap finishing is superior to both gold filled with gold plated finishing in giving the watch case a softer appearance. A very thick layer of gold is applied from the the dial side and just like how you would put a cap on your head, thus the term "Gold Cap".
The 4522-8000 features the highly sought after "Grammar of Design" that can be seen across different Grand Seiko.
Following the success of the calibre 45 and 4502, the calibre 4522 and 4520 were produced and used within a few variant of Grand Seiko.
Equipped with a thin movement, the watch sits low and is a watch that sits well under the cuff.
The watch case is in well worn condition with light loss of plating on the top left lug. An even patina has formed across the dial. The crystal is free from scratches. Light aging can be seen on the crown.
The watch comes on a brand new handmade top grained leather strap.
Serial number has been covered for privacy.
Lug Width: 18mm