Seiko and Grand Seiko have been inundating us with new releases over the previous week or two, and we are able to’t say we thoughts in any respect. The Sea of Clouds model of the 44GS made our jaws drop, after which the first-ever GMT addition to the Seiko 5 Sports lineup had us nostalgic concerning the beloved SKX. And now, as soon as once more, Grand Seiko has paired years previous with trendy sensibilities with 4 new U.S. exclusives.
The unveiling consists of two new manual-wind mechanical watches within the Elegance line and two hi-beat GMTs for the 44GS Heritage line, the latter of which options the showstopping return of the cult-favorite “peacock” dial. The green-colored GMT was already a horological masterpiece, successful the Petit Aiguille on the 2014 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, however when Grand Seiko made a restricted version model with a textured dial impressed by the feathers on a peacock, followers and critics went wild, turning the peacock dial right into a cult favourite and one of the crucial common Grand Seikos ever.
Limited to 500 items, this new peacock struts round with a deep blue hue slightly than the greenish tone of the earlier incarnation. Running at 36,000bph, the caliber 9S86 GMT motion options an independently-adjustable native hour hand, making it a “true” traveler’s GMT. Its hi-beat compatriot, the SBGJ227, boasts a vertically-lined inexperienced dial impressed by the bamboo backyard on the Nezu Museum in Tokyo. Additionally, the 2 Elegance watches include the SBGK015, restricted to 250, whose gentle blue dial is harking back to the clear waters contained in the Ryūsendō Cave, and the SBGK017, which has a black dial that appears similar to Nanbu tekki ironware. The two guide timepieces are every housed in a 39mm stainless-steel case and have a small-seconds show and an influence reserve indicator. The sportier GMTs function a extra angular 40mm case and are bought on a three-link stainless-steel bracelet.
The two GMTs can be found through Grand Seiko’s web site for $6,800, whereas the blue Ryūsendō watch sells for $8,900 and the Nanbu tekki for $7,500.