Finally, the wait is over, stylish ninja’s with a good taste for watches now have their own Grand Seiko with a practical built-in Shuriken. From now on, no mission with the Grand Seiko SBGA211G Spring Drive Ninja ‘Shuriken’ Edition or the fully mechanical Kunoichi model for the ladies.
Ordinary mechanical watches, and quartz watches alike, always make a ticking sound. While every quartz watch will tick once per second, mechanical watches will make an audible number of ticks depending on the movement’s frequency. This can be 5 ticks a second for movements with 18,000 vph, and up to 10 ticks per second for hi-beat movement with a frequency of 36,000 vph. For ninja’s who want to move around in absolute silence, the Seiko Spring Drive is the best solution, as this doesn’t have an audible tick.
The practical Shiruken-shape bezel is crafted in steel and polished with the Zaratsu technique to get razor-sharp edges. According to Seiko, the watch will never accidentally scratch or hurt anyone. Let’s assume a well-trained ninja knows how to handle a Shiruken and will not cause any ‘accidental‘ wounds.
For women ninjas, Grand Seiko created the more glamorous Kunoichi watch in 18k rose gold. Its shuriken bezel has been set with diamonds, and inside ticks an automatic movement. More info at the special Grand Seiko Ninja website here.