Introducing the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT “Peacock” SBGJ227

A limited edition Grand Seiko with a green guilloche dial.

The top of the line pure mechanical Grand Seiko (as opposed to the Spring Drive), the Hi-Beat 36,000 GMT was introduced in 2014 and the subject of several subsequent limited editions. Seiko just unveiled one more, this time inspired by the plumage of a peacock’s tail.

The dial is a dark green with a stamped guilloche that’s a concentric motif radiating outwards. Like all of the newer Grand Seiko watches, it is only marked “Grand Seiko” on the dial, standard for the product since Grand Seiko became a separate company at Baselworld 2017.

Grand Seiko Hi-beat GMT Peacock SBGJ227-3

The case is steel, 40mm in diameter and 44GS style, with the signature broad, polished lugs that slope upwards towards the bezel.

Grand Seiko Hi-beat GMT Peacock SBGJ227-1

It’s powered by the cal. 9S86, an automatic with a 55-hour power reserve that runs at 36,000 beats per hour. The second time zone hand is adjustable in one-hour steps, forwards and backwards, via the crown. And it is synced with the date display, making setting easy when travelling.

Price and availability

The Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT “Peacock” (ref. SBGJ227) is priced at US$6500. It will be available from Grand Seiko retailers and boutiques worldwide.


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