We already have a Grand Seiko forum but I figured its worth posting these two new movements from GS. While GS has focused in the past on dial side finishing and was mainly more comparable to the likes of Rolex and Omega, their recent activity really pushes them into the high end bracket for me.
The spectacular finishing on their 8 days spring drive and their 9r01/2 released previously were clearly high end, but seemed more like one-off unicorns. This year, however, the two new movements are not only high end, they seem to be poised to produce watches with them as part of regular production.
Just from the renditions, it seems to me that the two movements are likely to be finished at least comparably to Blancpain's FF and JLC's Master Control watches, if not better. We'll have to wait for actual products and macro shots to know for sure.
Full posting here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f642/e...l#post51155391