For 2015, Grand Seiko pulled out all of the stops to throw itself a 55th anniversary party. This titanium and ceramic SBGC013 is a chronograph GMT limited edition of 400 pieces. Its Spring Drive caliber 9R96 is a hot-rod automatic movement that's accurate to within 10 seconds per month, and its Grand Seiko "Deep Blue" dial is a show stopper that will steal the hearts of watch buyers.
Grand Seiko limited editions always are memorable. Japanese watches offer a different style than the Swiss, and much of Japanese watchmaking is dominated by the Seiko watch empire. A Grand Seiko signature color - "Deep Blue" - graces this commemorative dial. Gold accents, hand-finished dial indices and hands, a power reserve indicator, a date, chronograph displays, and a GMT hand complete this fusion of art and industry.
Grand Seiko finishes the case with its famous "Zaratsu" mirrored and optically flawless tin-plate polishing technique. Since this process is applied by virtue of a Grand Seiko artisan's skill, it is a refinement for which Swiss mass production (looking at you Omega, Rolex, and Breitling) has no answer at any comparable price point. A black ceramic bezel resists scratches and offers a tachymeter scale in white lacquer than can be used for reading the speed of a car or aircraft between two fixed points.
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