Feature: Whatever Your Budget, This Is Your PERFECT Grand Seiko
Now in its 62nd year, Grand Seiko separated from its mother company, Seiko, in 2017 and has since developed its own distinct identity, giving us such incredible innovations as its Spring Drive hybrid technology. So, if you’re after a slice of the Grand Seiko pie, we can see why. To help with your budgets, we’ve selected three Grand Seiko watches for three different price points—handy, right?
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection SBGV205G
Grand Seiko claim the Heritage Collection is “the very heart” of the brand, combining well-balanced design and the essentials of watchmaking to create clean minimalist luxury watches. This model is a true example of that, with a steel case, bracelet and silver baton dial with nothing else but a handy date window at three o’clock—and in true Grand Seiko style, it houses a 9F quartz movement. If you want a slice of premium Japanese watchmaking at an affordable price, this is a winner, costing just £2,185 pre-owned.
Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGK004
As in the name, this watch is geared up for those elegant dressy occasions and, boy, will it make an impression! What’s particularly impressive about this watch, though, is the dial’s combination of lacquer made from the sap of the urushi trees found under Mount Iwate and iron—which creates its deep black colour. This is set within a rose gold case creating a classic colourway along with the black crocodile strap. Limited to just 150 pieces, you’d better save up to grab this one at £19,995 pre-owned.
Grand Seiko Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon
Grand Seiko wooed watch fans worldwide when it unveiled this grandiose limited-edition tourbillon piece at this year’s Watches and Wonders. Featuring an uber-cool skeletonised dial, this is one of the brand’s few tourbillon watches, although it could fool you otherwise. A display of GS’s exquisite craftmanship in finishing and technical know-how, this would set you back a staggering £310,000 RRP—yikes.
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