Grand Seiko Celebrates Complication Milestones With a Pair of Snow-Capped Limited Editions

The wintery GMT and Chronograph drop next month.

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Grand Seiko is marking two anniversary with a pair of celebratory limited editions inspired by the snow-covered landscape surrounding the brand’s watchmaking studio in central Japan.

2022 marks both the 20th anniversary of Grand Seiko’s first watch with a GMT complication and the 15th anniversary of the brand’s first Spring Drive-powered chronograph.

The two new watches – the stainless steel GMT SBGE275 and the titanium chronograph SBGC247 – join the Grand Seiko Sport collection.

While the use of white elements and the textured pattern of the dials reflects the snow on Grand Seiko’s neighbouring mountain peaks, while the blue accents “echo the bright blue color of the winter sky in Shinshu.”

Both are powered by Spring Drive movements – which offer a power reserve of 72 hours and an accuracy rate of +/-10 seconds per month – visible through a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback.

The stainless steel SBGE275 GMT is limited to 1,500 pieces while just 700 pieces of the titanium SBG247 chronograph will be made when the pieces drop via Grand Seiko retailers in February, priced $7,300 USD and $11,000 USD respectively.

Elsewhere in watches, UNIMATIC drops slimmed down cases in monochrome S-Series.

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