Let’s go for a new Pitch Watch.
About 15 days ago and at the opening of the year 2023, Grand Seiko debuted the new year on the right foot with the double launch of the limited editions SBGH311 and SBGR325 that celebrated the 25th anniversary of its 9S movement and today they present another novelty, the Spring Drive SLGA021 with a beautiful textured blue dial inspired by the waters of Lake Suwa and which reinforces the Grand Seiko Evolution 9 collection.
The new Spring Drive sports a stainless steel case with a 40mm diameter by 11.8mm thick and 47.9mm lug-to-lug distance, smooth bezel, drilled lugs, sapphire crystal front and on the screwed case back, fluted crown with the company’s signature mark at three o’clock and 100m of water resistance.
As we have already mentioned, the dark blue dial has a pattern that tries to recreate the windswept waves that can be seen on Lake Suwa before dawn and which is located in the vicinity of the Shinshu Watch Studio where Spring Drive watches are manufactured. On the textured dial, we can see a black chapter ring, polished applied hour markers and sword hands, a framed date window with a white background and finally, the brand name applied at 12 o’clock and at 6 o’clock the inscriptions relating to the movement translated into the two text lines – “Spring Drive” and “5 Days”.
At the heart of the watch, operates the Caliber 9RA2 which boasts an impressive accuracy of ±10 seconds per month (±0.5 seconds per day) and offers up to 120 hours of power reserve provided by its dual barrels. It is through the open case back that we can observe the movement and the power reserve indicator attached to its bridge.
The watch is offered on a three-link steel bracelet that comes in the same finish as the case. It will be available from February 2023 in the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers.
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Brand: Grand Seiko
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm diameter, 11.8 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case Back: Sapphire glass
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve indicator
Power Reserve: 120 hours
Price: Not available at the time
Availability: February 2023
Limited Edition: No