Editorís note: Basel is just around the corner, which means that I’m spending more time than is strictly healthy speculating on what configurations of complications we might be seeing from our favourite brands … like Grand Seiko. But you know what? It would be a hard task indeed to improve on the*long tall drink of water that is this Grand Seiko GMT.* If you were looking for a go-anywhere-do-anything type watch (and honestly, arenít we all?), then a stylistically versatile steel GMT on a bracelet would tick a lot of the boxes. And as far as versatile steel GMTs go, there arenít too many options that offer quite as much as Grand Seikoís SBGJ203. Itís got the looks: a distinctive, angular and exceptionally well-finished 40mm case, paired with a rich dial that sets an exceptionally high bar for the competition. Thereís fine detail at play, but itís not a watch to peacock its virtues, or to sacrifice comfort and function in favour of style. And then thereís movement. Grand Seikoís 9S86, released in 2014, is a connoisseurís choice, a well-finished automatic that beats at an accurate 5Hz rate, with an antimagnetic balance spring and 55 hours of power reserve. Not…

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