As our reports continue live from Baselworld 2015, we are proud to introduce you to the next addition to the line up in the new Historical Collection from Grand Seiko. The recreation of the 62GS from 1967 was done in 8 different forms, and commemorates their first self-winding Grand Seiko. Today, we feature the SBGA127 in 40mm high-intensity titanium case and bracelet with a stunning blue dial, that was found on last years SBGA105 Self-Dater LE.
The SBGA127 as well as it's white dial counterpart (SBGA125), will both be limited edition with a total of 1,000 produced on the white dial SBGA125, and only 700 of the blue SBGA127. Both have the unique case design, same as found on the original 62GS from 1967, with a multi-faceted and Zaratsu mirror finish case sides. The sapphire crystal is in a box shaped design, which is domed and creates a bezel free look with plenty of dial space.
Inside both the SBGA125 and SBGA127 lies their Spring Drive 9R65 caliber. This movement is fitting for this recreation due to the fact that the original 62GS was an extremely accurate self-winding timepiece, and was also made by Suwa Seikosha, now Seiko Epson in the Suwa region of Japan.
Grand Seiko celebrates their 55th Anniversary this year, as well as their 5th Anniversary for taking Grand Seiko to a global level. It is needless to say that Grand Seiko has been incredibly well received in those 5 years, and there is still quite a lot of buzz at Baselworld 2015 of the pieces made.
These pieces are expected to deliver this summer, likely in the July-August time frame. Retails are estimated to be in the $6,000 area, but final US price has still not been confirmed.
You can currently pre-order the SBGA127, but they are sure not to last long. Please feel free to call us with any questions at 1-800-486-3996.