This new GMT design measures 41mm in diameter, 13.9mm in thickness, and 48.3mm lug-to-lug. The case has hairline finished surfaces along its top, side, and bezel. As a point of contrast, mirror-polished facets result in an eye-catching play of light and shadow. SBGE285 is made of High-Intensity Titanium, which is 30% lighter than stainless steel. The hairline-finished bracelet is about 50 to 55% of the diameter of the watch case, and its weight and width ensure a stable fit on the wrist.
SBGE285 features Grand Seiko’s exemplary snowflake dial, this time rendered in a subtle light gray. The texture and coloration echo the wintery morning mist that envelops the mountains of Nagano, the home of Spring Drive.
Inside, 9R66 caliber is rated to +/-15 seconds a month and delivers a power reserve of three days. Like all Spring Drive watches, the second hand moves in a perfect, silent glide motion, a defining feature of Spring Drive watches.