Grand Seiko, the influential Japanese brand beloved by collectors for its hand-made watches, just dropped its latest baby: the 9F86 quartz GMT. This new member of the Grand Seiko Sport collection has a case simple in design but with gold color details that quietly accentuate its dial. What grabs one’s attention immediately, however, are its muscular shape and sharp, polished surfaces.
The watch is being offered as a limited edition of 2,021 to mark the 140th anniversary of Seiko’s foundation. It comes in two other versions with red and blue accents. Other features include sharp and crisp case ridges, and bezels in ceramic which make it almost scratch-resistant.
Each detail is fashioned to enhance the legibility of the time and the precision that Caliber 9F86 delivers.
The two-tone dial ring allows the night and day hours indicated by the GMT hand of matching color to be read instantly. The watch’s ceramic bezel allows the time to be read instantly and accurately in the GMT 24 hour format. Completing the specs are a) a date with an instant change mechanism, b) a sapphire crystal, and c) a 20 bar water resistance and magnetic resistance of 16,000 A/m. The case diameter is a modest 40mm, making the watch perfect for sport and daily use.
All three watches will be available in June 2021 at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected Grand Seiko retail stores worldwide.