ADVENT CALENDAR 2016: December 18 – The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph SBGC017

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…uhhhh, what are you doing on this Grand Seiko dial??” Seiko must have been in the Xmas spirit when the dial of this Grand Seiko was in development. Of course, the story goes that it’s actually a fir tree, which is celebrated in the Onbashira Festival that’s held in Suwa, near where the watch is produced. This racy Grand Seiko has very little chance of going unnoticed on the wrist. Not only does it feature a sporty new case shape, Seiko has also made it using a modular technique. Look out Hublot / TAG Heuer! The outer case elements are glossy black ceramic, and the inner case is lightweight and tough titanium.

Who should you buy this for: The person in your life that told you Grand Seiko was “too boring and conservative” for them. Just watch their face when they open the box. Bang!  

What’s the damage: Under $17k


The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph SBGC017 Australian pricing

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph SBGC017, $16,500