Coming into their own in recent years, Grand Seiko have successfully become the thorn in Swiss watchmaking’s side that Seiko envisaged in 1960 when they decided to start their new luxury division. Today, Grand Seiko are undeniably positioned as the next hot brand as they challenge the Swiss establishment, and the SBGE255 is a perfect embodiment of that challenge. Released in 2020, the SBGE255 combines the latest in Grand Seiko technology with their most up-to-date aesthetics to create a truly contemporary timepiece. Powered by Grand Seiko’s infamous Spring Drive technology, the SBGE255’s cal. 9R66 movement integrates the accuracy of quartz technology, that the Japanese pioneered, with the aesthetics and craftsmanship of mechanical horology. Debuting on the market in 2006, the self-winding cal. 9R66 was so far ahead of its time that to this day it still transcends the competition. With 72 hours of power reserve and an accuracy of +/- 15 seconds a month the 9R66 is virtually without fault. However, besides just an incredible movement, the SBGE255 is praised for its design. Featuring a rich matte navy blue dial and a polished ceramic blue bezel to match, it is a true delight on the wrist. Integrating its date aperture into its false 4 o’clock hour marker and a subtle power reserve indicator at 8 o’clock, it is a fantastically capable timepiece. Offered in a 40.5mm diameter case that sports Grand Seiko’s famed Zaratsu polishing along its banana-shaped sides and bevelled lugs, the SBGE255 is a truly spectacular timepiece indeed.
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$3,000 – $6,000
Watch is in new unworn condition.
The ultimate GMT sports watch, the SBGE255 has everything someone could want in a luxury timepiece that is perfect for traveling and tackling any challenge that it may face.