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Grand Seiko’s new Spring Drive GMT looks on point

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Grand Seiko is adding a new Spring Drive GMT to their collection. Is the new sparkly goodness something for you? Well, let me ask you: Do you like blue?

The Spring Drive GMT SBGE248 uses the same Caliber 9R66 as used in other Spring Drive GMT watches, a movement they invented in 2006. It’s been used in watches like the stainless steel SBGE001 to great effect.

What’s new, you ask? The dial is a brilliant blue. The GMT indicator ring is also a radiant blue. The rotating bezel is made of 18k yellow gold, a first for Grand Seiko.

The beauty of this movement, in this watch, can’t be understated. The bezel insert uses nice dots between the hours, and the hour hand is independently adjustable.

The use here is that the 24H hand adjusts in lockstep with the minute hand around the dial, while the hour hand can be rapidly changed when you land in a new time zone.

This watch is perfect for the international traveler, the man of international intrigue. The movement has a 70 hour power reserve, 30 jewels, and is rated to be accurate ±1 second a day. If you want one, they’ll be available worldwide in September.

The watch uses 18k yellow gold in the rotating bezel, which is the first for Grand Seiko, and the contrast between the yellow gold of the bezel and the blue of the indicator ring is a new color scheme within the sport collection. With an independently adjustable hour hand, this Spring Drive GMT watch is perfect for the international traveler. If you think you need one on your missions, the The Spring Drive GMT SBGE248 will be available worldwide from September for approximately €12,500, or 11,500 USD.

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE248

Tech Specs from Seiko

  • Case size: Diameter 44mm
  • Height: 14.7mm
  • Case material: Stainless steel with 18k yellow gold bezel
  • Crystal: Dual-curved sapphire with AR coating
  • Strap:
  • Movement: Caliber 9R66, Approx. 72 hours (3 days) power reserve, Accuracy : ±1 second per day / ±15 seconds per month (average)
  • Water resistance : 20 bar
    Magnetic resistance : Equipped
    Other details / Features :
  • 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
    ・30 jewels
    ・Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
    ・Date display
    ・Power reserve display
    ・Rotating bezel (24-hour display)
    ・Screw case back
    ・Screw-down crown
    ・Stop seconds hand function

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