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Introducing the Grand Seiko Refs. SBGK007 and SBGK009

Introducing the Grand Seiko Refs. SBGK007 and SBGK009

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One of Grand Seiko’s freshest and most intriguing types is advancing into two new models in their Elegance assortment. The Elegance assortment is Grand Seiko’s most inside and out proper arrangement of watches, with a lot of exceptionally cleaned Zaratsu prospers and delightful, now and again rather fancy, dial medicines. Be that as it may, as of not long ago, Grand Seiko’s dress watches were regularly tormented by a “if just it weren’t so thick” capability from numerous fans. Indeed, the Caliber 9S63 may be viewed as Grand Seiko’s reaction to that analysis. It’s a hand twisted type with a little seconds hand at 9:00 and a long force save of as long as three days (with an adjusting power save marker at 3:00). This development is slender and appears to be customized for a sort of customarily styled dress watch that’s directly in Grand Seiko’s wheelhouse. Beforehand accessible in valuable metal pieces and the restricted tempered steel SBGK005, the new Caliber 9S63 is streaming down to more mass market Grand Seiko contributions. Let’s investigate the just reported SBGK007 and SBGK009.


Grand Seiko SBGK007 & SBGK009

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: White, dark
  • Dimensions: 39 x 11.6mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire 
  • Water Resistance: Splash resistant 
  • Crown: Push/pull 
  • Movement: Caliber 9S63 
  • Strap/bracelet: Crocodile cowhide, treated steel bracelet 
  • Price: $6,900, $7,700
  • Reference Number: SBGK007, SBGK009
  • Expected Release: Available now

The SBGK007 is probably as customary a dress watch as you’re going to see from Grand Seiko. The 39mm case is some way or another brimming with delicate bends yet additionally utilizes a lot of clean points to make for the most emotional Zaratsu cleaning conceivable. Perhaps the best thing about any Grand Seiko is the way that edges change into each other so pointedly to make that ideal mirror clean on different planes. At simply 11.6mm thick, it’s intriguing to perceive how such a completing chips away at a case that’s additionally innately smooth, and not simply on something more conspicuous and intended to have a great deal of wrist presence. 

The dial of the SBGK007 is bended and a perfect white, and it highlights Grand Seiko’s brand name profoundly cleaned hour markers and sword hands. Force save pointers absolutely have their defenders and doubters, and have as of not long ago for the most part been highlighted on Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive watches, however it’s really a genuinely conventional complication for a dress watch and has a solid commonsense utility given that the development is twisted by hand. It additionally creates an evenness on the dial that I figure a ton of devotees will appreciate. Additionally, it’s one more freedom to delight in the execution of the littlest subtleties that Grand Seiko is so extraordinary at, as even the force hold hand gets the high clean treatment.

The SBGK009 is basically the reverse of the SBGK007. Here we have a similar development, case, and dial design, yet with a more calm dark dial and a finely-connected hardened steel wristband rather than the crocodile calfskin lash that is genuinely common in the Elegance assortment. The two watches have refinement to them, however I’d say the dark dial and arm band combination is by one way or another much more formal — it’s nearly adornments like, positively. While the SBGK007 could without much of a stretch be pulled off in a more easygoing setting, there’s a bling component to the SBGK009 that, I think, appears to be best combined with a suit. All things considered, arm bands can be taken out, and I’d be interested to perceive how the SBGK009 comes across on a more easygoing tie.

The development of Grand Seiko has been perhaps the most energizing advancements in the devotee watch space throughout the most recent couple of years, and it’s extraordinary to see that so rapidly after the presentation of the Caliber 9S63 that it’s advancing into watches that are on the more reasonable side. At $6,900 and $7,700 for the SBGK007 and SBGK009, separately, these are not reasonable watches using any and all means, but rather as far as worth they offer a considerable amount more in completing quality alone than watches from numerous different brands at more costly value focuses. Grand Seiko