Three years ago, Grand Seiko launched a new sports watch design inspired by the lion, the symbol of the brand ever since its introduction in 1960. With its sharp, angular corners and bold case, the new series’ design brought a distinct edge to Grand Seiko sports watches. Today, a new Spring Drive Chronograph GMT joins the mainstream Grand Seiko Sport Collection.

When you look at the new Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph, the presence of the lion is visible in many ways: the strong and angular case has claw-like, hairline-finished lugs that stand out from the Zaratsu-polished elements. The dial’s delicate “lion’s mane” pattern, exclusive for this case shape, captures the beauty and strength of the lion. With its ivory-white textured pattern, the dial has an invitingly warm feel and yet creates an instantly powerful impact as it reflects the light from every angle with the quiet brilliance that is the distinctive Grand Seiko hallmark.

Besides its exquisite design, the new Spring Drive Chronograph GMT is a 20 bar water resistant watch made to ensure the highest level of performance in any sporting situation. The hour and minute hands are designed for heightened legibility, and the wide indexes further enhance one’s ability to read the time immediately, thanks tot the green Lumibrite, while the bezel and GMT hand have blue, achieving enhanced legibility in dark conditions.The dark red accents on the dial allow the wearer to read the time at a glance.

The concave, textured chronograph buttons ensure that the finger does not slip. The case and bracelet are made of high-intensity titanium, which is about 30% lighter than stainless steel and brighter in color. The watch sits easily on the wrist, thanks to its curved lugs and low center of gravity. The bracelet, too, is designed for comfort, with thick, H-shaped links that wrap easily around any wrist size.

The timepiece is powered by the Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Caliber 9R86, which delivers an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and measures elapsed time up to 12 hours. The power reserve is 72 hours when fully wound and is shown on the discreet indicator next to the eight o’clock marker. The beauty of the movement’s finishing is visible on the see-through case back.

The watch will be available in March 2023 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and select retail partners worldwide.

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