Grand Seiko Soars, Dives and Roars at Watches & Wonders 2022

Lion, chronograph and tourbillon

This year, Grand Seiko copy made a big splash at Watches & Wonders 2022 in Geneva with an evolution of sports watches, fine jewelry making, and an interesting proof-of-concept constant force tourbillon that raised the standard of watchmaking to the highest level.

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This week, Grand Seiko makes a statement for the new year with the launch of an extraordinary comprehensive complication at Watches & Wonders. And, let me tell you, the Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon SLGT003 is a starter.

Not only is the SLGT003 the most complicated mechanical timepiece the company has ever created, but it also integrates a constant-force mechanism and a tourbillon on one axis. The result is a unified and stunning design that is part horological innovation, part kinetic art: the 9ST1 calibre is in perfect harmony with Grand Seiko’s relentless pursuit of chronometric precision. But the movement also dovetails with some interesting stories. fake luxury watch

“Kodo” means “heartbeat” in Japanese, and the subtle mechanical pulses produced by the Calibre 9ST1’s rotating mechanism live up to its name. In addition, visual spectacle and auditory delight are complemented by a professional skeleton presentation, framed in a 43.8mm platinum 950 and titanium case.

Grand Seiko balances its astonishing technical achievements with equally gorgeous fine jewelry. The “White Lion” (proprietary name: SBGD209) combines the high precision of the brand’s Spring Drive 8 Days movement with the ingenious decoration of 267 diamonds and 26 black spinels set on the dial, bezel, paving the Extensive case space.

Grand Seiko has introduced five new sports models in its Evolution 9 collection, all of which perfectly live up to the Spring Drive Movement’s promise of impressive functionality and versatility. Specifically, there are two GMT models (SBGE283 and SBGE285), two chronograph GMT models (SBGC249 and SBGC251), and a spectacular dive watch with a five-day Spring Drive Calibre 9RA5 (SLGA015).

Granted, the execution of a sports watch could transform into a presentation with universal appeal that ends up feeling a bit formulaic. But overall, the subtle design cues of these additions to the Evolution 9 lineup make them all beautiful, yet special in their own eyes.