Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection, New Spring Drive Sport Models: SBGE283, SBGE285, SBGC249, SBGC251 and SLGA015

Grand Seiko has expanded its Evolution 9 collection by adding five new watch five new Spring Drive sport watches. Two feature a GMT caliber, two are GMT chronographs and the fifth is a 200m diver’s watch.

While the pedigree of the Grand Seiko Style is unmistakably evident in every watch, the refinements of the Evolution 9 Style are also clear to see. The lugs are wider and the bracelets are more robust and, like the cases, have a low center of gravity to ensure that the watches sit comfortably and securely on the wrist. The hands are bolder and more clearly differentiated for even greater legibility and the numerals on the bezel are of a new font developed especially for the Evolution 9 Collection.

Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection, New Spring Drive Sport Models

The cases and bracelets are made of high-intensity titanium. The hands and indexes are coated with sufficient Lumibrite to further enhance the legibility of the time at night. The crown guard is carefully designed to avoid being caught on the sleeve in both sport activities and everyday use.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT (references SBGE283 and SBGE285)

Equipped with the Caliber 9R66, these spring-drive watches feature 41mm diameter case. SBGE283 has a black dial and SBGE285 comes with a light gray dial with an intricately textured pattern inspired by the morning mist in winter in the Shinshu region.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE283

These two Spring Drive GMT watches will be available in August at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and Grand Seiko retail partners worldwide.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE285

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT (references SBGC249 and SBGC251)

From the new Evolution 9 series, Grand Seiko is presenting two spring drive chronograph models. The first model features a blue dial and is adjusted to achieve an enhanced accuracy rate of ±10 seconds per month in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph. It is offered as a limited edition of 700 pieces.

Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition (SBGC249)

In addition to the 12-hour chronograph, the watch also features a rotating bezel and a GMT hand to enable it to display a third time zone.

Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition (SBGC249)

The second chronograph features a black dial and delivers an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month. In every other respect, it has the same design and specifications as the limited edition.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT SBGC251

The limited edition is available in June and the second version in July at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and Grand Seiko retail partners worldwide.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver 5 Days Automatic, reference SLGA015

The oceans that surround the Japanese archipelago are criss-crossed by water currents of great power. One such is the Kuroshio Current, also known as the Black Stream. It flows northwards past Japan towards the North Pacific and is one of the largest ocean streams in the world. The dynamic and sometimes violent tides caused by the Black Stream inspire the deep black color and richly textured surface of the dial of this new 200m diver’s watch.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver 5 Days Automatic, reference SLGA015

Powered by Spring Drive Caliber 9RA5, it offers an accuracy rate of ±10 seconds per month and a 5 day power reserve. The inner section of the rotating bezel is in ceramic to protect the watch from being scratched.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver 5 Days Automatic, reference SLGA015

SLGA015 will be available in August at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected Grand Seiko retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Collection: Grand Seiko Evolution 9

Model: Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT
References: SBGE283 and SBGE285

Movement
Spring Drive GMT 9R66
Driving system: Automatic
Accuracy: ±1 second per day (±15 seconds per month)
Power reserve: 72 hours
GMT hand
Number of jewels: 30

Specifications
High-intensity titanium case and bracelet
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back, screw-down crown
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 41.0mm, Thickness: 13.9mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €8,500

Model: Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph GMT

References
SBGC249 (Grand Seiko Chronograph 15th Anniversary Limited Edition) and SBGC251

Movement
Spring Drive Chronograph GMT 9R96 (SBGC249) 9R86 (SBGC251)
Driving system: Automatic
Power reserve: 72 hours
Accuracy:
±0.5 second per day (±10 seconds per month) (SBGC249)
±1 second per day (±15 seconds per month) (SBGC251)
Chronograph up to 12 hours
Number of jewels: 50

Specifications
High-intensity titanium case and bracelet
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back, screw-down crown
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 45.3mm, Thickness: 15.8mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €12,500 (SBGC249), €11,500 (SBGC251)

Edition
Limited Edition of 700 (SBGC249)

Model: Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver 5 Days Automatic
Reference: SLGA015

Movement
Spring Drive 5 Days Caliber 9RA5
Driving system: Automatic
Power reserve: 5 days (120 hours)
Accuracy: ±0.5 seconds per day (±10 seconds per month)
Number of jewels: 38

Specifications
High-intensity titanium case and bracelet
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back, screw-down crown
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 43.8mm, Thickness: 13.8mm
Three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €11,800