There’s a tension and drama in Grand Seiko’s dial work that is … compelling. Colours, textures, patterns: Japan’s premier watchmaking brand offers it all. Two exciting new limited editions that demonstrate this point are SBGH269 and SBGR319. The former is an attention-seeking stunner, with an incredibly rich and vibrant red dial. The inspiration for this lush, textured dial is very Grand Seiko — the hues of autumn leaves in the Japanese mountains. SBGR319 is a bit of a different beast — a regular, rather than high-beat movement made for the Asian market, its dial is frosty white, bisected with seemingly irregular lines. It’s a subtler, but no less stunning offering.
So, would you go with ice or fire?
Grand Seiko SBGH269 and SBGR319 price and availability
Grand Seiko SBGH269, limited to 900 pieces, $9000 AUD; SBGR319, limited to 350 pieces, $7500 AUD
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