Automatic Spring Drive 3-Day GMT
In 2006, just two years after the completion of Caliber 9R65, Grand Seiko's first 9R Spring Drive movement with GMT function, the Caliber 9R66, was unveiled.
"GMT" stands for Greenwich Mean Time, and uses a 24-hour hand (GMT hand) as the fourth hand on the watch dial in addition to the hour, minute and seconds hands.
|Automatic with manual winding
|±1 second per day (±15 seconds per month)
|Approximately 72 hours
|Number of jewels
|-Power reserve indicator
-Dual time function with 24-hour hand
-Quick correction function of time difference adjusting to a calendar
What makes 9R Spring Drive special?
Spring Drive, one of the great innovations in modern watch making history, regulates a spring-driven movement with state-of-the-art electronic technology that functions without batteries or other external power source. Its sole power source is a mainspring, which drives a series of gears. A rotor, connected to the end of these gears, generates a small electrical charge that activates an electronic circuit and quartz oscillator. Its accuracy is unprecedented for a watch wound by a mainspring. The development of the 9R Spring Drive movement was possible only because Grand Seiko is one of the few manufacturers with expertise in both mechanical and electronic watches.
Caliber 9R66 Models
9R Spring Drive Movement
The three movements at the heart of Grand Seiko
One of the world's foremost mechanical movements, the culmination of high-precision micro-engineering and the attention to detail of Grand Seiko's expert watchmakers.
Spring Drive is a unique movement that delivers one second a day precision, using just the power of a mainspring.