William Herrera

Growing Strong

Seiko and Grand Seiko open a new Philippine Boutique.

The newest Seiko boutique is now open at the Power Plant Mall.

Seiko, a brand born out of Tokyo Japan in 1881, recently opened up its latest boutique in the metro; located at the Power Plant Mall, the shop houses its Seiko and Grand Seiko collections.

SBGN027 and SBGN029

Unveiled to the public, and select media, are the two new additions to the Grand Seiko Sports collection, the quartz GMT, featuring a stainless-steel case and a dual-curve sapphire crystal surrounded by a fixed stainless-steel bezel with a 24-hour scale. SBGN027 features a black sunray dial with otherwise monochromatic highlights, while the SBGN029 has a blue sunray dial with red-color accents on the dial text and GMT hand; the perfect time piece for world travelers.


A new watch available to pre-order, with its inspiration from the melting snows of Mt. Iwate, the SLGH013 has a new light blue dial with a case and bracelet made of ever-brilliant steel. Then, there is the limited edition SLGH009, Grand Seiko’s first Ever-Brilliant Steel watch, powered by the revolutionary Caliber 9SA5, offering a power reserve of 80 hours and tempered screws marking the 55th anniversary of the 44GS.

Evolution 9

The Evolution 9, touted as the future of Grand Seiko, mixes the traditional and modern, taking inspiration from the culture and traditions of Japan, while keeping up with the times with its confident lines, strong presence, and quiet radiance attuned to the wants of the next generation. The SLGH005, was awarded “Best of the Best” by the Red Dot Design Award 2022. The award giving body is composed of a jury of 48 design experts from 23 countries; the Evolution 9 style, according to the jurors, skillfully encapsulates Grand Seiko’s philosophy and the embodiment of the classic Japanese design. The structured dial, which is a special feature on the watch, transports wearers to the white birch tree forest surrounding the studio where all of Grand Seiko mechanical watches are skillfully crafted. Capturing the essence of the white birch tree forest at night is the black dial of the SLGH017, similar to the SLGH005, the SLGH017 features powerful hands and prominent markers to ensure legibility, an alternate Zaratsu polish distortion-free mirror finish with a delicate hairline finish gives the case a quiet and harmonious glow.

Limited-Edition Astron 5X Caliber

Timeless choices by Seiko – housed in a special nook at the boutique, Seiko’s patrons will now have a variety of options to fit their lifestyle. The limited-edition Astron 5X Caliber, which took inspiration from the ever-present neon lights of Tokyo, is the optimal traveling companion, featuring a scratch-resistant titanium case and bracelet, GPS solar Caliber 5X33 which automatically adjusts to the wearer’s time zone, and, Lumibrite emits an ethereal glow to deliver a high legibility at night.

SSH117 | SSH119 | SSH121

Available in three colors; the SSH117 with its silvery white dial and black bezel, the SSH121 in a blue dial and bezel with a black case and the SSH119, with a black bezel and dial with a blue sub-dial.

Prospex Speedtimer Oregon

Continuing its reputation as a pioneer in sports timing, for over six decades, the hand assembled Prospex Speedtimer Oregon, powered by Caliber 8R46, is similar to the Caliber 6139 used in the 1969 Speedtimer, which incorporates vertical clutch and column wheel mechanisms ensuring the highest levels of precision and durability.


Also available for pre-order is the Prospex Speedtimer SSC813, powered by light energy, designed with a curved sapphire crystal and anti-reflective coating, and water resistant up to 10 bar.

Prospex LX

The Prospex LX is another timepiece that athletes and sports fans would appreciate. Combining aesthetics and practicality the Prospex LX embodies the true spirit of Seiko. The perfect mix of high-end collection aesthetics with its low center of gravity, ensures the watch sits comfortably on any wrist, with a spring drive that promises the highest reliability in all active sports.


Finally, the limited edition Prospex SLA063, with its subtle blue scheme, is the modern re-interpretation of the 1970 Mechanical Diver’s watch. The watch is water resistant for up to 200m / 660 ft diver’s, a stainless-steel case, with a strong coating.

Visit the Grand Seiko and Seiko’s boutique at the Power Plant Mall to acquire the timepiece of your choice.


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