Our GS, Prospex & Presage Photos from Baselworld 2018

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Our GS, Prospex & Presage Photos from Baselworld 2018

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:20 pm

Grand Seiko

Check out our Grand Seiko Baselworld pre-order page here to learn more about individual models.

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We’ll kick it off with the stars of GS’ show this year.

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These are my personal favorite GSes of this year. These dials have proved divisive, with many loving and many others hating the look. But I’m here to set the record straight: they look great.

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Not technically a Basel release, but this is the first time we’ve seen them in person. Gorgeous.

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Perhaps the watch that should have been the real star, the only one with an all-new movement from GS. It makes a powerful statement that Grand Seiko is going to be focusing a lot more on watches for women than they have since the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

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The most untraditional offering has to be the SBGJ229. Yes, it’s still too big at 46mm, but I think it looks a lot better than its predecessors like the SBGC221. GS seems to be homing in on the look they want for their really aggressively styled models. The dial on this is gorgeous and, somehow, the blue ceramics blend quite nicely with the rest of the dial.

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These two unofficial releases have received quite a lot of attention here on the forums. They’re old-school GS, so they’re going to be the go-to watches this year for GS traditionalists.

Presage

Check out our Presage Baselworld pre-order page here to learn more about individual models.


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The SJE073, along with its slim new movement, has gotten more attention than any other Presage in recent memory. Presage is beginning to develop a reputation as a more obtainable version of Grand Seiko, and as they begin to receive newer, more accurate movements in the future, I can only imagine this perception will strengthen.

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Here are the new “Shippo” dial models. These didn’t receive quite as much attention, but they are nonetheless visually remarkable. I suppose that as Presage becomes ever more focused on enamel dials (a very good thing), they’ll need to find more diverse ways of making them to give the collection variety. These Shippo dials might be a successful attempt at doing just that.

Overall, a very small and focused release from both GS and Presage, which is precisely what I want from brands. Do a few things and do them right. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of these two brands is that they both showed a renewed focus on mechanical movements. For GS’ part, this is somewhat due to the timing of the release, but when I look at the two new movements we got this year, I can’t help but notice that they’re both dedicated to being smaller and thinner than existing movements. I’m not sure how precisely to interpret that, but I hope that it means that we might get thinner GSes down the road.

Prospex

Check out our Prospex Baselworld pre-order page here to learn more about individual models.

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These are probably my favorite new Prospexes, the SRPC91s. I just love the color and dial.

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On a similar note we have the SSC675.

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The new SPB077 for those wanting something more understated.

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This model has been very well-received this year. The green color is apparently inspired by the cedar trees of the island of Yakushima, an area known for its popularity among divers.

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Of course, we had to take some photos of the new Hi-Beat SLA025.

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:36 pm

Is the SJE073 a replacement for SARX055?

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Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:41 pm

That's a really interesting question because the SJE073 has broader distribution, as opposed to the SARX055's JDM release. On the other hand, the SJE073 is just an LE, so it's not permanent in general.

Still, although the dials are very similar, it's worth remembering that they have different cases and movements, so they're a lot less similar than they appear.

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:47 pm

TimelessLuxWatches wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:41 pm
That's a really interesting question because the SJE073 has broader distribution, as opposed to the SARX055's JDM release. On the other hand, the SJE073 is just an LE, so it's not permanent in general.

Still, although the dials are very similar, it's worth remembering that they have different cases and movements, so they're a lot less similar than they appear.
Thanks for the response, was just wondering because I love SARX055 dial...and price ;)

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Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:59 pm

I think we all love the SARX055. Seiko must have loved it so much they decided to make it twice lol

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Some of these look so nice. Some of them look so less than nice. Seiko is bipolar.

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Post by matt.wu » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:19 pm

I think the best era for GS (for me) was a few years ago - the SBGJ001, SBGE001, SBGA031 were all big winners for me and still favorites.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:30 pm

I didn't like the Seiko to GS rebranding initially and I still don't.

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Post by deepcdvr » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks for a great post!
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Post by GGD » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:15 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing this one in real life.... love me a blue dial diver :love:
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Post by sierra11b » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:23 am

Any word of the gold le tuna and the solar gold “tuna”

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Post by jeckyll » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:39 am

Thanks for putting all these into one post.

The Baby Snowflake looks great. I`m curious how the blue divers look in natural light.
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Post by Seppia » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:38 am

sierra11b wrote:Any word of the gold le tuna and the solar gold “tuna”
I'm also very interested in the solar black/gold tuna

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