For the more distracted, Grand Seiko is a brand that celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is a brand that has Seiko as its parent brand and is almost an independent brand, it was created to compete in quality with Swiss brands like Omega and Rolex, as well we can say, Grand Seiko is for Seiko, just as in cars Lexus is for Toyota or Maybach is for Mercedes.
As you might expect, Grand Seiko has produced high-quality watches over the 60 years of its existence, and so its number of enthusiasts has been growing. One of its most prominent features is the impressive dials, but also the great internal movements produced by this incredible brand.
This new SBGW262, despite being part of the Elegance collection introduced in 2019, presents some updates, starting with a new Caliber 9S64 movement with a complete central set for hands (hours, minutes and seconds), another striking feature of this watch is the use of the technique maki-e, an ancient Japanese technique, used in the production of the lacquer dial and its indexes and numerals, made of powdered metal by platinum and 24-karat gold.
In summary, the Grand Seiko SBGW262 comes with a yellow gold case 39 mm in diameter and 11.6 mm thick, an internal 9S64 caliber movement running at 28,800 vph (4 Hz) with 72h power reserve, sapphire glass and also a sapphire caseback with 30m water resistance, equipped with a black crocodile leather strap and available for a price of $ 30,000.