In courtesy of Grand Seiko’s 140th anniversary, we’re once again presented with another of its new leading-edge creation, Spring Drive Chronograph – and it may be the most yet precise chronograph in the world.
Added to Grand Seiko’s calibre 9R86 models and its sport collection, this watch is equipped with clear-cut durability and rare exquisiteness. From the watch’s dodecahedron-shaped bezel, zirconia-coated and ceramic outer layer, to the 18k gold base, the 50-jewel timepiece sees a novel design and a new combination of materials.
The striking contrast of the case is relatively spectacular. The gold-coloured hands and hour markers are outstanding amongst the pure black dial, providing high precision in reading – even at a glance. With hairline finishing on top surfaces including the distortion-free perfection shown on the sides, it’s only Zaratsu polishing that can deliver such an impact. Moreover, an additional crocodile strap with gold stitching is also packaged within its presentation case.
Despite being worn under a shirt cuff, or even on the sports field, the exterior 18k buttons in yellow gold promise to always look good in any occasion – and it’s operationally secure, too.
The Spring Drive chronograph measures elapsed time up to twelve hours with an accuracy rate of ± one second a day (±15 seconds per month) regardless of being in use or not – thanks to its one-of-a-kind Spring Drive’s regulation system. Not only that, the timepiece doesn’t just measure time to the nearest fraction of a second, but it does exactly. This is due to the instant stop of the hands at the time the button is pressed, and not at the nearest tick – qualifying it to be pronounced as the world’s most yet precise chronograph.
The watch will be available as a limited edition of 500 at Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected Grand Seiko retailers worldwide in July 2021. To find out more, visit grand-seiko.com.