Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Wako Limited Model, Reference SBGM249

This limited edition Grand Seiko Automatic GMT watch was released in October 2021. Exclusively created for Wako Grand Seiko Boutique in Ginza, it features a captivating purple color dial. This model pays tribute to the scenic beauty of the Mount Iwate region and the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Limited to 50 numbered pieces, SBGM249 belongs to the Grand Seiko Elegance Collection. It has a 39.5mm diameter case made of stainless steel. It displays the hour, minute, centre seconds, date at 3 o’clock and an additional time-zone employing an arrow-shaped central hand.

Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Wako Limited Model, Reference SBGM249

In Japan, purple has been regarded as a noble color since ancient times. The light purple color of the dial is inspired the glorious Paulownia flower (“Kiri no Hana in Japan), a prefectural flower in Iwate prefecture. The dial texture is inspired by the magnificent surface of Mt. Iwate, which is visible from Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi.

Grand Seiko SBGM249 features applied baton hour-markers. The 24-H dial ring is comprised of digits (for even numbers) and triangle markers. The “Edo purple” shade of the GMT hand is also famous as the color of the headband wrapped by Sukeroku, in “Sukeroku Yuen Edo Sakura”, one of the celebrated Kabuki Jūhachiban (“Eighteen Great Plays”).

Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Wako Limited Model, Reference SBGM249

The Grand Seiko Wako ‘Kiri Flower’ Limited Edition Automatic GMT watch is equipped with the 9S66 caliber. This self-winding movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. It offers a power reserve of 72 hours.

This Wako special edition Grand Seiko watch is fitted on a stainless steel bracelet. The package also includes an additional brown alligator leather strap.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Wako Automatic GMT Limited Model
Reference: SBGM249
Collection: Elegance

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 39.5mm
Thickness: 14.4mm
Lug to lug: 47mm
Domed sapphire crystal glass
See-through sapphire crystal case-back with lion coat of arms and WAKO LIMITED EDITION
Steel case-back ring fixed with 6-screws
Water resistance: 30 atm

Movement
Caliber 9S66
Mechanical self-winding (with manual winding)
Static accuracy: Average daily difference +5 seconds to -3 seconds
Mobile accuracy: Average daily difference +10 seconds to -1 second
Power reserve: Maximum winding time lasts about 72 hours (about 3 days)
35 jewels
Second hand stop function
Calendar interlocking time difference correction function

Functions
Hour, minute and centre seconds
24-hour hand
Date display at 3 o’clock

Edition
Limited quantity of 50 pieces

Price (as in Oct 2021)
¥ 627,000 (tax included)