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Grand Seiko shifts into mechanical sports watches housing its Spring Drive movement

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Sports watches are not entirely new to Grand Seiko, but 2019 is the first time that its manufacture Spring Drive movement has made its way into its Sport Collection.

Spring Drive is 20 years old this year, and the Japanese watchmaker marked the occasion with a slew of new models, mainly dress watches in precious materials and classical styles.

This year’s limited edition Sport Collection is far more striking and complex. There are chronographs with a GMT hand and date in 44.5mm 18ct rose gold or titanium cases; and three-handers with date in the same case option.

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Gold watches come on leather straps while the titanium models have titanium bracelets with a three-fold clasp.

Prices range from mainline prices range from €11,200 to €13,700 for models limited in production to 500 pieces in each configuration up to 100 piece limited editions selling for €44,800.

Chronographs house the Spring Drive Chronograph GMT 9R96  movement while the three-handers use the Spring Drive 9R15.

 

 

 

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