Soaring High

Grand Seiko celebrates its 60th Anniversary looking to the past and the future. From the Sport Collection, the SBGE263 U.S. Limited Edition honors the ambitious vision of the brand’s founding team of watchmakers, while the GS9 Club is a first-ever virtual community for avid U.S. collectors.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | January 30, 2021 | Luxury

Living on the tops of towering mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of nature, the eagle has long been a symbol of longevity, great strength and majesty. The design of the SBGE263 Sport Watch from Grand Seiko pulls its inspiration from this magnificent creature. The distinct deep brown color of the imperial bird’s feathers is applied on the dial and ceramic bezel as a reminder of the warm tones of the earth — reliable and dignified. The dial pattern represents the radiance of the eagle’s freedom soaring through the vista, swooping downward into valleys below or upward into the boundless spaces above. The gold arrow of the GMT hand is reminiscent of the eagle’s powerful beak used to subdue its quest. Designed for convenience when embarking on a new adventure in a different time zone, the Caliber 9R66, a Spring Drive GMT, allows the local hour to jump to the appropriate hour without having to reset the watch. As an eagle can be seen soaring smoothly through the sky, the second hand of this Spring Drive Sport Watch glides along the dial. This watch is offered as a U.S. limited edition of 110 and will be available at Grand Seiko Boutiques and for members of the GS9 Club. Speaking of this fabulous new club, the GS9 Club, which originated in Japan, is a membership organization created for watch enthusiasts who purchased a Grand Seiko timepiece from a Grand Seiko Boutique, Salon or Mastershop. Members of the community enjoy private access to special events, gifts and exclusive content;;