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Grand Seiko Sport Collection
USD $44,000
Limited Edition of 100
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The lion, the enduring emblem of Grand Seiko

SBGC238 draws inspiration from two distinct sources. The first is the strength and power of the Grand Seiko lion, the symbol of the brand since the first Grand Seiko watch launched in 1960. The lion reflects the ambition of the Grand Seiko team to make a watch that was as precise, durable, and beautiful as could be; in other words, they defined their goal as making the “king of watches.” The second source of inspiration comes from a distinct indigo dye known as “Katsu-iro,” which has a long tradition stretching all the way back to 15th century Japan during the Sengoku period. The unique blue hue of this indigo dye signified victory, and it was proudly used to color the armor worn by Samurai. 

The case, itself inspired by lions, is highly geometric, and it's angled inwards to offer a comfortable fit on the wrist. It features a beautiful blend of Zaratsu polishing and hairline finishing, which helps to bring out the distinct case architecture. The dial pattern represents the mane of the lion, and the second hand driven by the Spring Drive movement slides gracefully across the lion's mane. The "Katsu-iro" color motif is carried over to the dial and bezel of Reference SBGC238, offering a vibrant burst of blue against a warm 18k yellow gold case.

The watch is powered by Caliber 9R96, a Spring Drive chronograph with a column wheel and a GMT function. It features the lion symbol in the form of an 18k rose gold insert in the oscillating weight, which denotes the enhanced accuracy of this specially adjusted movement to +/-0.5 seconds a day.


Case Material : 18k Rose Gold
Case Diameter : 44.5mm
Case Thickness : 16.8mm
Case Length : 50mm
Lug Width : 23mm
Crown : Screw Down
Strap/Bracelet : Crocodile Leather w. three-fold clasp
Crystal : Dual Curve Sapphire
Caseback : 18k Rose Gold with Sapphire Crystal
Caliber : 9R96
Type : Spring Drive
Power Source : Automatic
Jewels : 50
Accuracy : ±0.5 second per day / ±10 seconds per month (average)
Duration : 72 Hours
Features : Time, Date, Power Reserve Indicator, Stopwatch, GMT
Water Resistance : 200m
Magentic Resistance : 4,800 A/m
Grand Seiko SBGC238 - blue dial chronograph in gold case on blue tabletop.
A chronograph inspired by a distinct indigo dye known as “Katsu-iro,” which has a long tradition stretching all the way back to 15th century Japan.
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