HANDS ON: The Grand Seiko SBGJ241 GMT, only the second vertical striped dial of this kind

Grand Seiko SBGJ241Watch designs can be very homogenous at times, with brands capitalizing on iconic silhouettes and forms to elevate their offerings. Grand Seiko, among other manufacturers, never utilizes borrowed design and constantly puts the “novel” in novelties with fresh releases than can be easily spotted from across the room. Through their pillars of design, the brand creates meticulously crafted timepieces that are heavily reflective of Japan, its beauty, and traditions. The new Grand Seiko SBGJ241 is yet another stunning release that incorporates the essence of the brand in a original way. The case The 40mm case is fabricated in stainless steel, built in their 44GS format beloved by collectors and buyers world wide for it’s eye-catching finish combinations and intricate geometries. Whereas their other case styles may opt for a predominantly satin finish, the 44Gs has highly polished and distortion free lug facets with a hint of satin brush as the bracelet meets the case. Even in the renders of the watch, which typically mute the finishing textures more than live photographs, you can see the amazing display of light and shadow contrasts – a foundational pillar for all Grand Seiko designs. Note how the polished shoulder blade like flanks of the…

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