Grand Seiko SBGC253 Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Sneak Peek

Grand Seikos’ latest addition to its permanent sports collection takes its inspiration from the brand’s emblem, the lion. The Grand Seiko SBGC253 Spring Drive Chronograph GMT features a design only seen before in limited edition models and the watchmaker’s in-house Spring Drive movement.

The SBGC253 Spring Drive Chronograph GM features a 44.5mm ultra-angular high-intensity titanium case with polished and brushed surfaces, an ivory-white dial pattern inspired by the lion’s mane, a 24-hour bezel coated with LumiBrite, a sapphire crystal insert, hours/minutes indicator, 24h additional time zone, chronograph with central seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, small seconds, date, and power reserve indicator. The new SBGC253 comes with a high-intensity titanium bracelet, a folding clasp with a slide adjuster, and 200m water resistance.

The watch is powered by the in-house Spring Drive caliber 9R86 visible under the sapphire case back, a column-wheel chronograph with 72h power reserve, and an accuracy of ±1 second per day.

The Grand Seiko SBGC253 Spring Drive Chronograph GMT will be available in March 2023 from Grand Seiko boutiques and retailers worldwide, with a $12,000 price tag.


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