One of the most recognized luxury watches high-end brands – Grand Seiko – unveiled two new timepieces with a contemporary design: Grand Seiko SBGE248 and Grand Seiko SBGE249. Each of these timepieces represents two of the firsts for the luxury lifestyle’s brand.
With electronic watchmaking realms and mechanically power to generate energy, the movement of these two modern watches features a quartz-powered regulator in place of an escapement or balance wheel to guarantee precision.
Grand Seiko SBGE248d
The Spring Drive GMT Caliber 9R66 – SBGE248 – features 18-karat yellow gold in the rotating bezel, a first for the high-end brand. Limited edition of 250 timepieces, the modern watch is inspired by the morning sun floating on the horizon, beneath the sapphire crystal bezel lies a bold expression of blue, delivering a robust sense of transparency, extensiveness, and profundity. This luxury and unique watch is a craftsmanship masterpiece and attains the hard balance of high performance, contemporary design and pure elegance.
Equipped with a GMT hand, this contemporary watch features the famous brand’s unique Spring Drive caliber, which combines the motive force of a mainspring with the high meticulousness of a quartz watch. The second-hand movement over the blue dial, further highlights a glide motion that imitates the natural and continuous flow of time itself.
Grand Seiko SBGE249
The second piece by Grand Seiko is also a new limited-edition timepiece made for the first time in partnership with a retailer, Plano, Texas-based Timeless Luxury Watches: the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition SBGE249 is inspired by a Japanese blizzard.
The modern watch comes with a superbly textured dial and not one, but three blued steel hands. The timepiece combines one of the finest-looking dials in contemporary watchmaking with hands that have been immaculately polished and a movement that remains at the forefront of modern high-end watchmaking technology. The inspiration for this luxury watch with a unique design is a blizzard in Shinshu, Japan, the home of Seiko’s Epson factory. With a silvery white dial and lots of blue accents, sometimes the timepiece reflects off of the mirror-polished hour indexes, adding even more color.
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According to Grand Seiko Corporation of America president Brice Le Troadec, each of these timepieces: “It is a beautiful combination of storytelling in both performance and design.”
Source: Grand Seiko & Robb Report
Photos: Courtesy – Grand Seiko