A Grand Seiko quartz GMT watch celebrates the 140th anniversary of the company’s foundation

A Grand Seiko quartz GMT watch celebrates the 140th anniversary of the company’s foundation

SBGN023. A new sport design for Grand Seiko GMT

Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881 and led it until his death in 1934. His philosophy

was that his company should be “Always one step ahead of the rest” and nothing better proves

the power of his vision than Grand Seiko with its uncompromising standards and relentless

determination to push back the frontiers of fine watchmaking.

Today sees the release of a new 9F86 quartz GMT creation that adds a new dimension to the

Grand Seiko Sport collection. The case is simple in design but, with its muscular shape and

sharp, Zaratsu polished surfaces, it presents a powerful sports aspect. The dial has gold color

details and it is offered as a limited edition of 2,021 to mark the 140th anniversary of Seiko’s

foundation. Two other versions with red and blue accents join the main Grand Seiko collection.

A design perfect for both sport and daily use.

All three new creations are all quintessentially Grand Seiko in every way, combining the highest level of precision and durability with supreme legibility and the quiet yet instantly recognizable brilliance that is the Grand Seiko hallmark. The case ridges are sharp and crisp. The bezels are ceramic and so are almost impervious to scratches. Every detail is fashioned to enhance the legibility of the time and the precision that Caliber 9F86 delivers. The two-tone dial ring allows the night and day hours indicated by the GMT hand of matching color to be read instantly. Legibility at night is ensured by the use of two colors of LumiBrite: green for the hour hand, minute hand and indexes, and blue for the GMT hand. The ceramic bezel allows the time to be read instantly and accurately in the GMT 24 hour format.

A date with an instant change mechanism, a sapphire crystal, 20 bar water resistance and magnetic resistance of 16,000 A/m complete the specifications. Even with this high functionality, the case diameter is a modest 40mm, making the watch perfect for sport and daily use.

The blue creation features a deep blue dial and bezel to match the bright blue color accents of the dial.

The case back of the limited edition carries the Grand Seiko emblem in 18k yellow gold and the watch’s individual serial number.


About Caliber 9F
When Caliber 9F was created in 1993, the goal was straightforward but ambitious. As the
quartz caliber for Grand Seiko, it should set new durability and precision standards and allow
all the aesthetics of Grand Seiko to be fully expressed. A backlash auto-adjust mechanism
eliminates any shudder in the seconds hand. The date changes in the blink of an eye. A twinpulse control system allows the minute and seconds hands to extend right to the edge of
the dial. The use of aged and selected quartz crystals and thermo-compensation ensure high precision of ‒10 to +10 seconds per year. Thanks to these unique characteristics,
Caliber 9F can lay a strong claim to be the world’s highest performance quartz watch. Caliber
9F86 was created in 2018 and offers a GMT function in addition to the base characteristics
of Caliber 9F. Full details of Caliber 9F86 and the story of its creation can be found at
https://www.grand-seiko.com/global-en/special/9f9s9stories/vol9/1/ 

Caliber 9F86
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per year (at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C)
Instant date change
High-torque stepping motor
Protective shield construction
GMT function / Independent hour hand adjustment function
Specifications
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Ceramic bezel
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 40.0mm Thickness: 13.1mm
Water resistance: 20 bar
Magnetic resistance: 16,000 A/m

All three watches will be available in June 2021 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques Gaysorn Village (T: 02-116-0864), www.grandseikoboutiquethailand.com, and selected Grand Seiko retail stores worldwide

Retail Price
SBGN023 Seiko 140th Anniversary Limited Edition (182,500 THB.)  
SBGN021 (155,000 THB.) 
SBGN019 (155,000 THB.)
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