In 2019, Grand Seiko introduced a new sports watch design inspired by the lion, which has been a symbol for the technical prowess of the brand since its introduction in 1960. Now the Japanese luxury brands adds a new member to the collection, the Spring Drive Chronograph GMT. With its sharp, angular edges and bold case, the design of the new series brings a distinct edge to Grand Seiko sports watches.
With an ivory-white patterned dial that is reminiscent of the big cat’s mane, the reference SBGC253 lives up to its name. The expressive texture is combined with wide indexes and a bold hour hand, which are all coated with Lumibrite for readability in the dark. The same rings true for the 24-hour scale on the bezel which helps to indicate the time in a second time zone.
The case is made from Grand Seiko’s High-intensity titanium alloy which is particularly light and robust. Water-resistant to 200 meters, it has a diameter of 44.5mm and is distinguished by the signature hairline finished bold lugs, along with Zaratsu finishing on the sides.
Equipped with a GMT function and a power reserve indicator, the non-limited chronograph is powered by the Spring Drive Caliber 9R86, which offers an accuracy of ±1 second per day and a power reserve of 72 hours. Its top notch finishing quality can be admired through the exhibition case back.
The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT (ref. SBGC253) will be available starting March 1, 2023 at Grand Seiko authorized stores. Pricing is marked at $12,000.
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