Introduced in 1960, Grand Seiko has been following an unwavering path of what Seiko calls “the purest essentials of watchmaking”. This path includes a clear ideal that each Grand Seiko timepiece should follow the rules of precision, legibility, comfort, and durability.
Since Grand Seiko’s introduction, these ideals have been followed to a “T”. However, this consistent forward motion does not mean there is no room for creativity and innovation. Today, Grand Seiko is giving us a taste of the future with their latest additions.
In line with the Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary, Seiko has a beautiful assortment of new limited edition models, outside of the 62GS Historical Collection. The first we would like to introduce is the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition SBGE033, with a beautifully done radial finished green dial.
After last years successful introduction of the new 9S86 mechanical Hi-Beat GMT caliber, Seiko has expanded on this line up creating their first rendition of the 44GS case design in the proprietary Bright Titanium alloy. The first model in the line up is the SBGJ011 which features a silvery white dial with pin striping texture and blued steel GMT hand.
In 2005, Seiko introduced the brand Galante with a unique twist behind the whole concept. The development of this line was to apply a sense of sport to the art of attraction. The brands name derives from the Italian term “galante” or in english, gallant, with the implementation of being brave, heroic, or chivalrous in the way of attracting the opposite sex through individuality. The bold and uncompromising design of Galante expresses this in many ways, but today we introduce you to a piece that takes the chivalry concept to a whole new level for Galante. We are proud to introduce you to the fifth model of Galante to appear in the US, and the third featuring their unique Spring Drive movement, the Galante “Fire” Limited Edition.
Arizona Fine Time is extremely proud to bring you a hands on review of a Grand Seiko that, while it has been out for a number of years, has never before been seen in the US market. One of the finest utilitarian movements in the Grand Seiko line up is their 9R86 Spring Drive Chronograph GMT, with 416 components, 50 jewels and a power reserve of 72 hours, including standard use of the chronograph feature and using only one barrel. Take this incredible caliber, and house it inside an immaculately mirror finished, 43.5mm 18k pink gold case. We now introduce you to the incredibly rare and luxurious, SBGC004.