Grand Seiko's New Spring Drive GMT Pays Homage to the Bald Eagle

A U.S. exclusive in celebration of the brand’s 60th anniversary.

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Continuing its celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary, Grand Seiko has now crafted a new Spring Drive GMT exclusive to the US, paying homage to the nation’s most revered animal.

Having a tradition for taking inspiration from nature, the Japanese watchmaker has turned this time to the great eagle, dressing both the 24-hour ceramic bezel and patterned dial in the emblematic deep brown of the bird’s feathers. The dial itself also features patterning that represents “the radiance of the eagles freedom soaring through the vista,” according to Grand Seiko. Offering a touch of contrast is then a gold GMT arrow hand, symbolic of the majestic creature’s powerful beak.

As for its internal components, the timepiece is powered by the brand’s signature automatic 9R66 Spring Drive, a 30-jewel movement offering 72 hours of power reserve and an impeccable accuracy of just ±1 second per day.

Now available on its website, the Grand Seiko SBGE263 Spring Drive GMT is going for $6,700 USD.

Elsewhere in watches, Richard Mille has just debuted its most complex timepiece yet.

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