Anyway, this dial is claimed to signify snow coated bushes, and the Japanese idea of “Yukigesho,” which suggests a contemporary dusting of snow. OK, positive. I can see that. It’s white, and there’s a vertical texture. It’s placing, whether or not you instantly consider a snow scene or not. It’s wrapped up in a case from the Magnificence assortment measuring 39.5mm, the strains of that are impressed by the primary Grand Seiko, launched in 1960. It’s a easy design in comparison with one thing extra aspect heavy like a 44GS case, but it surely’s an incredible measurement and the sort of case you possibly can think about carrying day by day, regardless of the implication of a watch within the “Magnificence” assortment being one thing a bit formal or stuffy.
The SBGJ217 runs on the 9S86 motion, an automated GMT caliber that’s one thing of a contemporary Grand Seiko basic. Their execution of the GMT complication is prime notch (it’s a “true” GMT, or flyer should you favor, with a neighborhood leaping hour hand), and that is additionally a hi-beat motion, which Grand Seiko claims is correct to +5/-3 seconds per day.
In contrast to the SBGH269 talked about above, the brand new SBGJ217 will not be a restricted version. So if my almost-a-watch-collector good friend desires to take his time to resolve on whether or not or to not make the leap with the Yukigesho, he most likely received’t miss out. The SBGJ217 might be obtainable in March, and the retail worth is $7,100. Grand Seiko