Seiko Galante SBLA051 from 2009 (Original Buckle, Service Chit and Brand New Bezel)
Introducing the exceptional Seiko SBLA051, a true testament to horological craftsmanship and sophistication, now available for those who seek a timepiece of unparalleled distinction.
Bearing the prestigious Seiko Galante emblem, this watch is a culmination of meticulous attention to detail, evident in every facet from its case and dial to its intricate movement.
The Galante case is nothing short of extraordinary. Its defining feature consists of four cylindrical columns flanking either side of the strap, each crowned with intricately toothed decorative elements that seamlessly meld into the central case section.
These columns, meticulously screwed onto a back plate, serve as a testament to engineering marvel, securely housing the middle section of the case. Whether featuring a fixed or rotating bezel, the columns seamlessly integrate the watch's architecture, representing a harmonious blend of form and function. These elements, though intricate, are designed to be easily disassembled for servicing, underscoring the commitment to both functionality and aesthetic.
The SBLA051 boasts a rotating bezel, a rare feature previously reserved for older non-GMT models. It also showcases a full-length GMT hand, a departure from the shorter hand on earlier editions. The dials, adorned with striking intermittent markers, are a masterpiece in their own right. A unique curved seconds hand graces most models, elevating the hypnotic sweep inherent in the spring drive movement. Finished to the highest degree, polished and applied elements lend depth and allure.
Driving this horological marvel is the spring drive calibre 5R66, an embodiment of precision and innovation. With a gracefully sweeping seconds hand, a remarkable accuracy of ±1s/day, and a 72-hour power reserve, this movement is a pinnacle of watchmaking prowess. Notably, it features a dual time function with a 24-hour hand and an independent hour hand for swift adjustments across time zones. The movement's intricate details, from the guilloche pattern on the plates and bridges to the deep Tokyo stripes on the rotor, further exemplify the dedication to horological artistry.
The watch case remains in excellent condition, showcasing only common signs of respectful usage. A brand new bezel from Seiko Japan rejuvenates the watch's appearance, restoring it to its pristine state. The dial and hands maintain their unblemished charm, while the crystal remains untouched by imperfections.
This masterpiece is elegantly paired with its original bracelet, designed to adorn wrists up to 6.5". The package includes the original bezel, buckle, watch maintenance handbook, and Seiko's service certificate, adding a touch of authenticity to this remarkable acquisition.
In consideration of preserving privacy and exclusivity, the serial number has been discreetly obscured in the accompanying photo.
Allow us to share the vital specifications of this remarkable timepiece:
- Diameter: 44.9mm
- Thickness: 16.1mm
- Lug Width: 24mm