Grand Seiko - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Grand Seiko
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: SBGK015
    Movement No: 605’593
    Case No: No.1/300, 9S63-00G0
    Model Name: "Ryūsendō"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9S63, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Grand Seiko deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Grand Seiko Inspection Certificate, Limited Warranty card, blue leather presentation box, hang tags, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In keeping with their marketing strategy to release a series of limited edition wristwatches intended for specific markets, Grand Seiko released the Ryūsendō SBGK015 to the American market this year, along with the Grand Seiko Heritage Ginza SBGH297 in Japan, and in 2021 the European Elegance editions SBGW267 and SBGW269 for the continent. The present elegantly designed American Thin Dress wristwatch is highlighted by its wonderfully sublime blue dial.

    Based on Grand Seiko’s Elegance line offering a thinner, more formal appearance compared to their Heritage and Sports collections, the SBGK015 has a 39mm diameter case with a 11.6 mm thickness allowing the watch to sit lower on the wrist and thus more easily worn for formal and business dress. Grand Seiko’s ethos looks for inspiration from nature and art, and the present wristwatch, number one of 130 examples, is no exception. The lovely blue dial evokes the grandeur of the Ryūsendō Cave in the eastern Iwate Prefecture. Known for its extensive subterranean galleries, the dial reflects the vibrant colours and patterns of the clear blue water found there. The hands are gracefully bent to correct for parallax error, as was seen in classic watches of the past.

    The stainless steel case has a subtle curvature enhancing its wearability while giving the timepiece a fluid organic design. Grand Seiko paid particular attention to the case finish, using their special Zaratsu polishing technique with high polish and hairline brushed-finished surfaces giving an incredible degree of beauty to the case. Housed within is Grand Seiko’s slimmer caliber 9S63 with 72 hour power reserve and an accuracy rate of +5 to -3 second per day. The movement features 33 jewels, with a 28,000 bph rating, as well as an anti-magnetic rating of 60 Gauss.

    The present watch is offered in brand new condition, and never worn. It comes with a full complement of accessories, and is a welcome addition to any collection.

    The present lot is offered with a five-year Grand Seiko international warranty.

    The profit from the sale of this lot will be donated to the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, Florida. Its commitment to the environment perfectly aligns with the brand’s “Nature of Time” philosophy and recognizes the importance of the natural world as a source of inspiration and creativity.


Ref. SBGK015
A brand new and unworn limited edition stainless steel wristwatch with blue dial, certificate, hang tags and presentation box, number 1 of 300, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

$4,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $21,420

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros

Head of Watches, Americas

+1 (212) 940-1293


Isabella Proia

Head of Sale, New York

+1 (212) 940 1285


The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022