- Seiko started the line in 1960’s, with a view to understatement, simplicity, and perfection in the details
- A Lion is the symbol of the watch (and is on the caseback), showcasing that they believe it to be the “king of the watch jungle”
- Hands and markers are specifically shaped and polished to reflect any small amount of light, to enhance readability
- The watches are designed for easy maintenance, as well as replacement of any part to ensure longevity
Now that we have that out of the way, we can take a look at the watch that grabbed my eye.
I began by looking through their mechanical line, and for some reason the SBGM021 model drew me in. Â Now, this surprised me, as I’m normally not drawn to the GMT complication. Â With this watch, though, it just adds another layer of design interest.
If you picked up this watch, you’d also be gaining the following items along with your purchase:
- 9S66 automatic mechanical movement (hand-wind capable)
- 40mm stainless steel case
- Sapphire crystals front and back (AR coating up front)
- ~20m water resistance
- 55 hour power reserve
Now, that last bullet really grabbed my attention – I’m more accustomed to seeing 40 hour power reserves. Â With the 55, you’d probably be safe to leave the watch off of your wrist for a few days before it needed attention (that is, if you could pry it off of your wrist in the first place). Â Now, for one last datapoint on this watch Â – the price. From what I found, it looks like this goes for around $4400.
That’s just my best guess, though. Â For the GSs that are sold outside of Japan, they only go through authorized dealers. Â And for those that are online, they don’t publish the pricing – they’d prefer you give them a call. Â Regardless, the Grand Seiko line is definitely taking you into “big boy” watch territory.