Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT

Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT

Oftentimes a retailer unique timepiece is determined upon based mostly upon years of belief and confidence constructed up between a manufacture and its enterprise companions. Within the case of the Grand Seiko SBGE267G the companion in query is the Thong Sia Group. For many years, the group has been the gateway for residents of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei to entry Grand Seiko and Seiko timepieces. On the coronary heart of the success between the Seiko Watch Company and the Thong Sia Group is the newly launched Spring Drive GMT Grand Seiko mannequin.

The SBGE267G is launched on the again of the SBGE201, and is the larger cousin of this 12 months’s 40.5mm trio of SBGE253, SBGE255, and SBGE257. Although it’s launched underneath the Grand Seiko Sport assortment, the SBGE267G seems resolutely dressy because of its distinctive color mixture, for which Thong Sia Group is accountable.

An unusual shade of brown that bears greater than a passing resemblance to the color of leather-based straps envelopes the dial and bezel. It’s a color that represents the Earth and signifies simplicity and stability. The nice and cozy sunburst dial resonates a way of maturity and magnificence elevated by ornate champagne gold gildings on the hour and minute palms, and watch indices.

Printed on the dial is the famed “Spring Drive” textual content that positioned Grand Seiko within the excessive esteem of quite a few collectors. As the great people of Hodinkee put it, Spring Drive is neither categorised as an automated or guide winding motion, however as a substitute warrants a classification by itself because of the presence {of electrical} elements. The result’s an easy seconds hand sweeping movement not like another and a each day ±1 second accuracy deviation bordering on quartz precision. With out taking a deep dive into Spring Drive actions (it would take a couple of pages), the Spring Drive calibre 9R66 encompasses a useful GMT complication to maintain observe of a second time zone. Not like the rotating GMT bezel variants that tracks as much as three time zones, the SBGE267G utilises a set ceramic GMT bezel that’s learn off through the white fourth hand. Different notable options of the calibre is the signature energy reserve on the dial and a 72-hour energy reserve.

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