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Grand Seiko launches two new watches
Each model is a first in its own way.
Grand Seiko has a cult status among watch collectors, not only because of their expertize in realms of mechanical and electronic models. This is where their cutting edge Spring Drive technology comes to the scene. It is something like a hybrid car of the watch industry. In addition to power-generating mechanical propulsion, the mechanism also includes a quartz hit controller, instead of a spring or balance wheel, which guarantees additional precision.
Since introducing the Grand Seiko line in 2004, this technology appeared in about a dozen models, including two novelties from this year.
The first model is Spring Drive GMT Caliber 9R66. As a part of the sport collection of the brand, the new model has 18-carrat gold in its rotating bezel, which is a first for Grand Seiko. The new model will cost 11.500 dollars and it will be available for purchase from September.
The second model also marks a first for this brand. It is a limited edition watch, created in partnership with the brand Plano. This watch, Grand Seiko Spring Drive Limited Edition SBGE249, owes its designer aesthetics – the blue GMT hands which are in contrast to silvery-white dial, to the blizzards of Shirojiri, where Grand Seiko manufacture is located.
Assembled and adjusted by hand, this watch will be available for purchase this month, in a limited edition of only 250 models, with the price of 5.900 dollars.
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