And it’s that season again and we always anticipate the new releases from one of our favorite brands: Seiko. Today, however, we’ll give you a sneak look at the 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld curiosities. Last year, this was a broadly read story and we expect you’re intrigued again! While we normally refrain from utilizing stock photographs, we will have just barely walked out of the public interview held by the brand and still have a hands-on appointment in the wings. For the present, we should take a glance at three new models.
The 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld novelties
The 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld oddities introduce a genuine change that apparently everybody outside of Japan has wanted. Essentially, the models free themselves of the “Seiko” nomenclature on the dial. Many discovered this dull, but it was a hallmark of the brand to show both names. Presently, it appears we get the “Grand Seiko” verbiage along with the “GS” content. Still redundant? Argue away, but it’s a change in any case. The other thing you’ll note is that the non vintage-roused models are big. I’ll address the size in each depiction. Besides, the costs are somewhat “blushworthy” – especially in Euros. That being said, these models are restricted much of the time and the completing, indeed, you can bet it will be incredible.
The First Grand-Seiko, Reissued
The first of the 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld oddities is a reissue of the absolute first GS from 1960. Apparently, it is this watch that initially contained the famous “Grand Seiko” content and the watch has been reissued as a celebration of all GS’ utilizing this signature on the dial going ahead. Available with the manual breeze 9S64 development, it beats at 28,800 bph and will be available in platinum as the SBGW251 (136 pieces and 38,500 Euros), yellow gold as the SBGW252 (353 pieces and 21,700 Euros) and stainless steel as the SBGW253 (1,960 pieces at 7,200 Euros). All come on crocodile straps.
As an admirer of these reissues from Grand Seiko, this is one model I cannot wait to find face to face. At 38mm in diameter, it’s an entirely measured dress watch. I own a SBGW047 – the reissue – and it’s easily the most entirely detailed watch in my assortment. I don’t anticipate that these should be any unique. Costly? Indeed. Be that as it may, Seiko will sell the steel variants like hotcakes!
The First Grand-Seiko, Reimagined
The second of the 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld oddities isn’t a shock from the brand. GS frequently launches another model propelled by its reissued piece of the year and 2017 is the same. The SBGR305 is a reimagined, current interpretation of the main GS. It’s moderately upsized at 40.5mm and contains the high recurrence 9S68 automatic development. This is another development for Seiko and allows for a larger date window. Amazingly, the case is just offered in titanium, but it shows the famous Zaratsu cleaning on its sides. By and by, crocodile is the decision of strap. 968 pieces will be made at a cost of 8,800 Euros.
My take on this new restricted piece is “amazing”. Another development and a finely completed case of titanium make it incredibly captivating. I don’t adore date windows, but it looks great here. The dial profundity and finish in addition to the bored drags are something. Again, a titanium case! For a dress watch, that’s essentially not normal and I can’t wait to behold the finishing.
The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s
Stepping out of the dress watch zone, we take a gander at the following of the 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld oddities. We get a jumper and, indeed, it’s mechanical. The Hi-Beat 36000 Professional 600m Diver’s marks the principal professional GS jump watch. There’s a great deal of tech in this watch to boot. GS brings in some typical hallmarks like the “L-shaped” gasket from the Tuna that allows it to shun a helium valve whenever utilized for saturation plunging. Besides, the bezel is easier to hold because of longer knurling. Titanium-cased and coming in at 46.9mm, it’s large but light. The greetings beat 9S85 automatic sees obligation inside. The coolest feature, as I would like to think, is the utilization of a hobnail pattern iron dial to oppose the impact of magnetic fields. This jumper will be offered in a restricted version with blue dial as the SBGH255 (500 pieces at 12,300 Euros) and a regular creation model with black dial as the SBGH257 (12,100 Euros). The restricted model will incorporate a silicone strap as well as bracelet.
Well, this was a bold move from Grand Seiko. These jumpers are very costly, but also incredibly capable. They blow past the expense of a Submariner and essentially battle straightforwardly with the DeepSea Sea Dweller. Bold in reality! I like the vibe of these watches and the case shapes look amazing. I’m interested to give them a shot and perceive how they fit the wrist. This presentation was sudden for sure!
Grand Seiko Black Collection
We take a gander at the last of the 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld oddities, the Grand Seiko Black Collection. These watches feature the Spring Drive chronograph development with GMT. They follow upon 2 restricted version pieces from last year of a very much like plan, but add new hands, dials and bracelet. The cases are made of zirconia (a ceramic) and titanium and come in at 46.4mm in diameter. GS takes note of that the bracelets are very remarkable with their titanium and ceramic development as well. Three models are advertised. The initial, a restricted version of 500 pieces, is the SBGC219, which celebrates 10 years of Spring Drive. It retails for 19,800 Euros and features a dark blue dial with rose gold hands and accents. The white-dialed SBGC221 and black-dialed SBGC223 are regular creation and retail for 18,700 Euros.
GS Spring Drive chronographs are incredibly costly. Admittedly, I’m even more a fan of the SBGC003 – that’s the model with massive screw-down pushers in case you’re familiar. Nonetheless, obviously last year’s restricted release interpretations of the current year’s model were effective so GS saw fit to create additional variants. They’ll boast silly completing – I’ll basically be interested to perceive how large and dark they are in person.
That’s all for the present on the 2017 Grand Seiko Baselworld oddities, but we’ll be back with some “in the tissue” photographs on GS and the curiosities for the regular creation Seiko’s.