4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolution

4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolution

Postby Racer-X » April 12th 2019, 8:55am

"One of the strongest themes in Grand Seiko’s Basel 2019 showing was the pivot to dressy, slightly thinner pieces. We saw two new movements (both mechanical and Spring Drive) cased in a range of (typically gorgeous) new models. And while Grand Seiko’s design hallmarks are there — namely in the exceptional dials and the quality of finish — there were a few elements that set a significant new tone for the brand, particularly the thinner, more ergonomic case profiles, and manually wound movements. It’s a strong start, and it’s also just that — a start. We’re going to see lots more of these watches in the future … Grand Seiko SBGK002 Gold case, red urushi lacquer dial with a stunning Mt. Iwate finish. What’s not to like? Grand Seiko SBGK005 Well, if gold is a little rich for your blood, keep things more sedate with steel. Still stunning with a blue Mt. Iwate dial. Grand Seiko SBGY002 The snowflake has never looked so stunning, thanks to the thinner, smaller case in yellow gold. Grand Seiko SBGY003 Steel case, radial guilloché dial and slender profile. Only possible complaint — limited issue."


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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » April 12th 2019, 4:47pm

The SBGY003 is jaw-dropping. That they made it a limited edition is a crime in my book.
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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby labman » April 12th 2019, 6:42pm

You know what is jaw dropping (besides that watches)?

The mother fucking prices! :shock:

$35,200 for the Grand Seiko Snowflake SBGY002 JHC!!!

$8,400 for the others is steep enough but 35,200??????????
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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby foghorn » April 12th 2019, 6:56pm

Meh
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Postby conjurer » April 12th 2019, 7:35pm

Purdy, but the prices make my balls climb into my pelvis.
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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby TemerityB » April 12th 2019, 8:56pm

1 for 4.
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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby tiktok » April 12th 2019, 9:03pm

Seiko must foresee Trump reelection with no GS for the middle class. I'm stocking up King Seikos.
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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby bedlam » April 13th 2019, 6:53pm

For the most part I have not been able to make sense of higher-end watch pricing...it has no basis beyond what appears to be 'Veblen' principles around perception of luxury. Seiko/GS had been the exception to this, but no longer apparently.
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Re: 4 new watches that herald Grand Seiko’s dressy revolutio

Postby Hawk » April 13th 2019, 8:01pm

It would seem that the window for GS being a value proposition, at least as compared to Rolex, has slammed firmly shut.

I suppose we have ourselves to blame.
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