Let’s go to another Pitch Watch
Seiko continues to celebrate its 140th anniversary and has just launched the Grand Seiko SBGN023, another new limited edition of 2,021 pieces, which comes with two more models, the SBGN019 and the SBGN021 but these as current editions.
These new models from the Grand Seiko collection, in addition to the local time, also offer a second time zone and therefore come with the GMT function, it comes with clear shapes and very interesting proportions (40mm in diameter), a ceramic bezel, and a two-tone inner ring that allows the GMT hand to easily know if we are at the time of day or night, two-tone LumiBrite, green at the hour and minute hands and also at the hour indexes, and blue at the GMT.
The watch comes with a stainless-steel case, Zaratsu polished surfaces, ceramic bezel with 24-hour scale in black on the SBGN019 and SBGN023 models and in blue on the SBGN021 model, anti-reflective sapphire glass, crown signed at 4 o’clock, and the limited edition features case back individually numbered with the traditional medallion in 18k gold.
The dial is presented with a radial pattern converging towards the center and accompanying the color of the bezel, black in the variants SBGN019 and SBGN023 and in blue in the variant SBGN021, an inner ring in two shades, black and red in the variant SBGN019, black and gold in variant SBGN023 and gray and blue in variant SBGN021, the colors of the GMT hand as well as the inscription “GMT” at 6 o’clock follow the colors of the day hours of the inner ring, applied logo at 12 o’clock in silver in variants SBGN019 and SBGN021and in gold in variant SBGN023 and to finish a date aperture at 4 o’clock.
Internally operates the Caliber 9F86 quartz GMT created in 2018, with a twin-pulse control system, high accuracy with oscillation of about 10 seconds per year, resistance to magnetic fields up to 16000 A / m (approx. 200 gauss), and with adjustment of the hour hand independent.
The watch comes with a three-link stainless-steel bracelet with a three-fold clasp with a push-button release.
The three models will be available from June in the brand’s boutiques and in some selected boutiques, with prices starting at € 4,450 for the variants SGBN019 and SGBN021 and € 5,350 for the limited edition SGBN023.
Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: Sport Collection
Reference: SBGN019 (red), SBGN021 (blue), SBGN023 (gold)
Dial: Black, blue
Case Material: Stainless-steel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm diameter, 13.7 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless-steel, 18k gold medallion (SBGN023)
Water Resistance: 200 Meters
Strap: Stainless-steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push-button release
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
Price: € 4,450 (SBGN019, SBGN021), € 5,350 (SBGN023)
Availability: June 2021
Limited Edition: No (SBGN019, SBGN021), Yes (SBGN023) 2,021 pieces