Grand Seiko SBGD205 Spring Drive Watch
Grand Seiko is the pinnacle of Seiko engineering and their most expensive watch to date is this spring drive masterpiece – the Grand Seiko SBGD205.
Where do you start with a watch that has the most expensive of everything? Well, let’s start with the dial. It is an 18k gold-based dial with diamond dust meant to reflect the snow found on winter mornings in the Shinshu region of Japan. Around the dial are baguette diamonds and blue sapphires, just to add to the extravagance of it all.
The case is made from platinum and measured a bold 43mm across. So, although this is truly a dress watch, it is not for the slim of wrist.
Oh, and a Grand Seiko Spring drive of calibre 9R01 is inside, with only 56 jewels and a measly 8-day power reserve. Yes, I am being sarcastic!
As with any masterpiece of this caliber, there were only 10 made, so it is very limited indeed. This only adds to the cost which is somewhere around the $200k mark, if you can get your hands on one!
- Spring Drive movement (Calibre: 9R01)
- Box-shaped sapphire with anti-reflective coating
- Platinum case
- Diamond & sapphire dial
- Crocodile leather strap
- Case size: 43mm × 13.5mm
- Limited edition: 10 pieces