Elegance Collection

Understated, elegant and quintessentially
Grand Seiko

SBGM221. This classic timepiece shows the Grand Seiko Elegance Collection at its very best. It is a quiet, refined and minimalist design and yet it has a GMT hand, a date and a 24 hour inner dial ring so that the time shown by the GMT hand is as easy to read as that shown by the hour and minute hands. The hands and indexes are polished to a razor edge so that they catch the light and make the time legible even in semi-darkness.

SBGM221

[ Grand Seiko Elegance Collection ]

SPECIFICATIONS

Exterior
Case Material :Stainless steel
Glass Material :Box shaped sapphire crystal
Glass Coating :Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size : Diameter 39.5mm  Lug-to-lug 46.9mm  Thickness 13.7mm
Band Material :Crocodile leather
Clasp type :Three-fold clasp with push button release
Movement
Caliber no. : 9S66    Instructions
Movement Type :Automatic with manual winding
Power reserve :Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
Accuracy :+5 to -3 seconds per day (mean daily rate) / +10 to -1 seconds per day (normal usage accuracy)
Functions
Water resistance :Splash Resistant
Magnetic resistance :Equipped
Weight :88.0 g
Other details / Features :
  • ・24-hour hand (dual time display function)
  • ・35 jewels
  • ・Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
  • ・Case back with 6 screws
  • ・Case back with lion emblem
  • ・Date display
  • ・See-through case back
  • ・Stop second hand function

FEATURES

A classic and elegant mechanical GMT 

This classic GMT watch combines the style that has long captivated watch lovers with an evolved Caliber 9S66 movement. The watch has a 3-day power reserve and combines the latest in hairspring technology with an escapement developed through MEMS technology to achieve high accuracy and stability when worn.
The design embodies a pure classical elegance with a box-shaped sapphire crystal, Zaratsu polished lugs, a brown leather strap, and a blue steel 24-hour hand complementing a deep ivory dial.
The delicacy, strength and beauty of the movement can be enjoyed the exhibition case back. 

The GMT hand, blue, distinctive and perfectly functional. 

The GMT hand is both unobtrusive and yet easy to see. How can this be? Because it is shorter than the other hands and set underneath them, it never interferes with the legibility of the time of day. However, because of its distinctive arrow shape and its blue color, it catches the eye whenever the wearer glances to see the time in a second time zone. It extends right to the 24 hour numerals but never overlaps them and, thanks to its powerful shape, it stands out clearly from the pure ivory dial. Form and function in perfect harmony, as the Grand Seiko Style demands. 

An authentic classic, with the Grand Seiko touch.

SBGM221 has long been a favorite in the Grand Seiko collection. It is an automatic watch with a GMT hand set above a deep ivory color dial. Its uniqueness lies in the shape of the case. While every angle is soft and rounded, there is a subtle triangle that catches the eye that dwells. Formed by the case at is widest and the Zaratsu polished edges to the lugs, it adds a sharp yet delicate distinction to this classic design.

The Grand Seiko Automatic GMT, standing the test of time.

Nobuhiro Kosugi was the first watch designer in Japan to receive recognition from the Japanese government as a “Contemporary Master Craftsman.” Among his most celebrated designs is this automatic GMT watch, first offered in 2010. “Its originality comes from the crescent moon shaped profile on the Zaratsu polished, curved lugs.” says Kosugi. Perhaps so, but the combination of this distinctive case with the blue tempered GMT hand, the ivory color dial and the brown leather strap also play a role in creating a design that looks as perfectly understated today as it did nearly a decade ago. 

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