Exclusive to the US and limited to 110 pieces, the latest iteration of Grand Seiko's popular Spring Drive GMT is directly inspired by the eagle. SBGE263's brown dial and bezel are a nod to the eagle’s plumage, and the golden GMT arrow hand pulls from the eagle’s powerful beak. The dial pattern, a swirling motif that twists from the center of the dial, represents its wings as it soars through the vista. And then there’s the second hand, which has a smooth sweep thanks to the Spring Drive caliber inside, evoking the eagle gliding through the sky.
The bezel is fixed in place and rendered in scratch-resistant ceramic with a 24-hour scale for tracking a second time zone. The hands and indexes are beautifully executed and feature ample LumiBrite paint for excellent nighttime visibility.
Driving the watch is Caliber 9R66, a Spring Drive GMT where the hour hand can jump to the appropriate hour without having to reset the watch. With 9R66 being rated to an accuracy rating of +/-15 seconds a month, not having to reset the time allows the wearer to enjoy this unmatched precision.