Watch Spotlight: Grand Seiko Masterpiece SBGD202J

    Elegance and craftsmanship are two words we love to use in the watch industry. But Grand Seiko’s SBGD202J, a watch in their Masterpiece collection, certainly deserves such praise. Its elegant and sophisticated design and excellent artistry certainly aren’t inexpensive, which is why we’ll cover it today.

    SBGD202J Design

    GS rarely underdelivers regarding aesthetics and design, and the SBGD202J is no exception. The 18k rose gold case, measuring a mighty 43mm, contrasts beautifully with its star-twinkling dial, adorned with a black background. It’s also only 13.2mm thick, allowing it to be worn gracefully.

    The wristwatch is complemented by a lovely dark brown hue crocodile leather strap, which combines so well with the rose gold case that alternatives don’t seem feasible. It’s got a three-fold clasp with a push button release, making life easy for a daily wearer. Lastly, it weighs 150 grams, which is reasonable.

    SBGD202J Movement

    We won’t accept anything other than Spring Drive. Luckily, as expected, the watch includes Caliber 9R01, which has a manual winding mechanism with an impressive accuracy of about 10+ seconds per month. It has a generous 192 power reserve, so it’s still fun to wear regularly.

    Final Thoughts

    Coughing up £47,300 isn’t easy even for avid collectors or big-time fanatics of Grand Seiko. Yet, for some reason, this timepiece pulls you in so strongly that you have to have it. It feels timeless. There are certainly alternatives like the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia or the Patek Philippe 5227G Calatrava, but none of them quite hit it like this one when it comes to the unique charm it exudes.

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