Seeing as it’s our Grand Seiko brand week, we’re giving our full attention to “the brand from Japan.” This luxury manufacturer has our total concentration, similar to the concentration that goes into each and every Grand Seiko timepiece. Of course, in addition to facts and figures, we want to explore how Grand Seiko timepieces compare to watches from other brands. We’re taking a closer look at the fine Japanese craftsmanship behind the Grand Seiko Heritage, ref. SBGH201. Can this watch really hold its own against other contenders in the same price range, or is it missing that extra something special? We’ll zoom in and let you decide for yourself!
By and large, Grand Seiko remains a bit of an insider’s tip in the luxury watch industry. The brand is highly respected among collectors, but it hasn’t quite garnered mass appeal. If our data is any indication, however, that may be changing. Over the last year, there has been a 30% increase in purchase requests for Grand Seiko watches, including the most luxurious – and expensive – Grand Seiko models. A clear positive trend is certainly developing for this Japanese brand, which isn’t surprising when you consider the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each and every watch. Grand Seiko is synonymous with clean lines and understated designs full of well-considered and unique details. The 40.2-mm stainless steel Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat SBGH201 is no different. As evidenced by the case size, precision is paramount at Grand Seiko. This watch features a silver sunburst dial, sapphire crystal, and a prominent tempered blue second hand – not to mention the automatic movement. You can own this fantastic piece of Japanese watchmaking art for less than $6,000.