Check out this new, and really interesting, SBGJ239. So far as we're aware, this is the first time that the SBGE001 case has found itself graced by the presence of a mechanical movement, much less a Hi-Beat 9S86. The other interesting detail about this watch is its unusual 24-hour bezel, which, while still under a beautiful sapphire crystal, has a what appears to be extended nighttime hours as opposed to the traditional 50/50 split between day and night.
Other details are impressive, although perhaps less provocative, like its gorgeously dark forest green dial and 200 meter water resistance. The SBGE001's case has been one of the most popular in modern Grand Seiko history, with many important versions (and revisions, like the SBGE201), so this will be a great addition to the collection. We expect it to be priced at $6,600 and arrive sometime around August this year.
This timepiece achieves unparalleled functionality as the rotating 24-hour bezel—simultaneously displays three different time zones. The design has a profound presence, while still maintaining the traditional shine of a classic Grand Seiko model. Combined with a tough exterior, water resistant down to 20 bar and highly resistant to shocks, this timepiece has been perfected as the ideal luxurious sports watch for those active on the global stage. The high-quality sapphire glass on the surface of the ring provides a strong sense of transparency, breadth and depth.
The vintage green dial and black/white bezel made of sapphire crystal gives the appearance of a vintage watch.
This model incorporates Caliber 9S86, the high-specification movement that delivers the same accuracy (-5 to +3 seconds a day) and the same power reserve (55 hours) as the core Caliber 9S85, while also offering the GMT function that the international traveler needs to ensure that the accuracy of the time shown is not compromised when the time zone is changed. The red GMT hand shows the time in the home time zone.