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Grand Seiko's Latest Collab Is One Hell of a Travel Watch

Grand Seiko partnered with Hodinkee on a stunning blue version of its automatic GMT watch.

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Grand Seiko, in partnership with watch enthusiast website Hodinkee, has announced a limited edition version of its automatic GMT watch — one that's a glorious blue on a steel bracelet. In usual Grand Seiko fashion, it's the details and value that get collectors excited, and you can bet that the brand very deliberately chose and executed this precise shade of blue for a stunning effect.

Specifically, that effect is meant to evoke the color of the sky at twilight. With a conservative case style and sized at a wearable 39.5mm, the SBGM line features a GMT function which is expressed on the dial with an arrow-shaped hand and an inner 24-hour track on the dial that gives the watch its distinctive look. Naturally, it features the brand's famous zaratsu case polishing.

The Seiko in-house automatic movement inside is the 9S66, which offers a 72-hour power reserve and is visible through the case back.

The Grand Seiko Automatic GMT SBGM239 comes on a steel bracelet and is limited to 500 examples. It's available from the Hodinkee Shop right now, for a price of $5,400.

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