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Introducing The Grand Seiko SBGE249 Limited Edition Spring Drive GMT (Live Pics & Pricing)

Introducing The Grand Seiko SBGE249 Limited Edition Spring Drive GMT (Live Pics & Pricing)

Today we have a restricted version Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT to declare. The watch being referred to is the SBGE249, and it comes with an astoundingly finished dial and not one, but rather three blued steel hands. Each of the 250 independently numbered pieces will be accessible at Timeless Luxury, the Texas-based approved dealer of Grand Seiko timepieces.

Unsurprisingly, this new restricted version combines one of the best glancing dials in contemporary watchmaking with hands that have been impeccably cleaned and a development that stays at the front line of current top of the line watchmaking innovation. In a word, it’s quintessential Grand Seiko. The type being referred to is the 9R66, a Spring Drive GMT development with a force hold of 72 hours and exactness inside one second of the day one or the other way. You can see this development through a sapphire caseback, which includes the natural blue Grand Seiko lion emblem.

The motivation for this specific dial is a snowstorm in Shinshu, Japan, the home of Seiko’s Epson production line – this proceeds with Grand Seiko’s revered custom of taking motivation from nature and the fluctuated scenes of Japan. Against this shimmering white dial you’ll see heaps of blue accents, which once in a while reflect off of the mirror-cleaned hour lists, adding significantly more tone. The seconds hand and the GMT hand are both warmth blued, and the force hold hand and scale are blue as well. 

What’s there to say about a Grand Seiko dial that hasn’t just been said? They regularly surpass dials found on watches that cost a few times the cash – watches this way and these are considerably additional confirmation. You can get an excellent of what the dial resembles here, however likewise with any Grand Seiko, I do accept that perceiving how the light plays off the hands and lists face to face truly takes things to the following level.

Starting Thoughts

I believe that Spring Drive is hard to contend with once you have a cycle of openness to its fundamental innovation , however it tends to be a digit hard to comprehend from the start. At its most fundamental level, Spring Drive is basically a precisely controlled watch with an electronic controller, yet once you see the meticulous degree of care and meticulousness that goes into the creation of a Spring Drive type, it’s not difficult to “get it.” That unquestionably was the situation for me when I initially visited Grand Seiko, presently right around twelve years back. Spring Drive watches are just as hand made as some other Grand Seiko (mechanical or something else), and the completing to the type’s plates, bridges, and rotor is to a similarly high standard.

There is almost no to contend with in this watch. It takes the all around exclusive expectation for fine dials at Grand Seiko and conveys a significantly more engaging bundle than what may be normal from a norm, non-restricted creation model. Indeed, even the date window, which is completely outlined in mirror-cleaned steel, inclines toward being a date window in a manner that could prevail upon even a deep rooted date-window hater (and I know there are a ton of you out there). Additionally, I should say I truly like this style of Grand Seiko GMT, in which the 24-hour scale is prudently yet neatly imprinted on the watch’s rehaut. Home time is there to be perused initially, however this GMT keeps away from the unmistakably energetic look that, say, a 24-hour bezel would convey.

At 41mm in distance across, this a watch that could undoubtedly be your every day wearer. It’s refined enough to pass for dressy circumstances, but on the other hand it’s not little. I could see myself wearing this Grand Seiko for quite a long time at an at once, up or down as I wanted, and going on it with me on work outings because of its GMT function.

The Basics

Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: SBGE249
Reference Number: SBGE249

Diameter: 41mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: White finished dial
Indexes: Applied
Lume: No
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet

The Movement

Caliber: 9R66 Spring Drive GMT
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Winding: Automatic
Jewels: 30
Chronometer Certified: Rated by Grand Seiko to +/ – 1 second of the day (+/ – 15 seconds for each month)

Estimating & Availability

Price: $5,900
Availability: August/September 2019
Limited Edition: 250 pieces

See more at TimelessLuxWatches.com.

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