Grand Seiko’s Celebratory Collections Unveiled
The Japanese manufacture is marking a special occasion with a number of heady timepieces.
Grand Seiko has just released its 2021 timepieces, an indulgent suite of products to come out of the Japanese manufacture. Below is an overarching look at what’s to come from one of the world’s finest watchmakers.
Grand Seiko GMT Seasons Collection
Always looking to nature – as displayed by the nameplate’s recent ‘White Birch’ release – the brand has given the “seasons’ treatment to the GMT model. Here, it is powered by the 9S86 Hi-Beat or 9R66 Spring Drive movement and is available in dial colours of green (spring), light blue (summer), black (autumn), and silver for winter. The models are broken up into two different seizes with the spring and summer models coming in at 39.5mm ($10,600) and boasting the Hi-Beat movements while the autumn and winter models come in at 40.2mm ($9000) and are powered by the manufacture’s Spring Drive technology.
Spring Drive Chronograph GMT SBGC240
To mark Seiko’s 140th anniversary, Grand Seiko has released a two-tone limited edition (just 500 pieces), to be sold exclusively through Grand Seiko boutiques and select retailers in July. At 43.8mm this chronograph features a GMT, 12-hour chronograph, date display and Spring Drive movement. Further, it offers 100m of water resistance and will set you back $27,750.
Heritage Collection Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition “Tree Rings” SLGH007
Remember how was said Grand Seiko loves nature? Well, case in point here with a tribute to the manufacture’s 140 years inspired by tree rings. Arriving in a platinum case and powered by a Hi-Beat calibre, the new 9SA5, the watch is limited to just 140 pieces and costs $88,000. Its classic, organic design sees a large hour hand, wide lugs and a flat profile.
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