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.
2015 marked not only the 55th Anniversary for Grand Seiko, but also the 5 year anniversary of the introduction of the 9S65 caliber. The advantage of the 9S65 as compared to the previous 9S5 series was the use of Spron 610 for the hairspring. They also had a 72 hour power reserve (which was originally introduced in the 9S67 in 2006), due to their in-house manufactured mainspring, Spron 510. Today we introduce you to a model that commemorates both anniversaries… The SBGR097.
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.
For 2015, Seiko has three new Limited Editions that are going to be are all going to be very small production, with the most being produced in a quantity of 500 pieces. First, we introduce you to SBGE037, which will be featured in Seiko’s proprietary Bright Titanium case, with gold accents for the hands, indexes and potions of the bezel. This is a take on their SBGE001 or SBGE015, but with a dark blue gradient dial and subtle texture. The GMT hand and accents will be in orange, creating a very unique look for this LE GS. Only 150 pieces will be made world wide.
As a new modern introduction to the Grand Seiko line up, Seiko launched 3 new styles of 42mm mechanical automatic pieces featuring the no-date 9S61 caliber. The first in the line up is the SBGR099 featuring a silvery white radial finished dial with blued steel seconds hand.
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.
For the first time since the late 70’s, Grand Seiko has introduced a Grand Seiko mechanical automatic caliber in their ladies collection. The new caliber is the 9S61 which is basically the same as the 9S65, but has no date window. These new ladies Grand Seiko automatics will be in a 34.8mm stainless steel case that is 12.3mm thick. The first in the line up is the STGR001 on stainless steel bracelet and with diamond markers.