Grand Seiko has shown off its latest collaboration with Nissan, this slick-looking limited edition watch that commemorates their respective 20th and 50th anniversaries. The Grand Seiko SBGC229 is the latest addition to the watchmaker’s Spring Drive Chronograph lineup. If you’re a fan of that series, you’ll love this new entry. It features the same stunning aesthetics and innovative construction found on the other watches.
Modeled after Nissan’s iconic Japanese sports car, the GT-R, The Grand Seiko SBGC229 watch gets the “Bayside Blue” colorway of the original ride. The ceramic case and white dial recalls the classic Skyline 2000 GT-R. There’s even an anniversary emblem coated in 18-karat yellow gold atop the oscillating wight. It complements the watch’s handful of car-related flourishes.
Grand Seiko also opted to add a GS-stamped crown just to give a watch a more authentic vibe. You’ll also find a chronograph function and titanium internals. Just 200 pieces are available, which is to say this is going to fly off quickly. In European markets, it’ll retail for €21,600 — stateside pricing is yet undetermined, but chances are it’ll sell for around $21,000 there. Check back with Men’s Gear as we learn more.
You can find the watch at select Grand Seiko boutiques and retail partners around the world. You can also hit the link below to find out more about the watch from Grand Seiko’s website. If you’re a sports car nut, this is a no-brainer. Provided you can afford its lofty price tag, of course. Hurry, though.LEARN MORE
Photos courtesy of Grand Seiko and Nissan