Last year’s Grand Seiko White Birch SLGH005 receives some serious competition from the new White Birch SLGA009. A new variation on the existing theme, it features a slightly different dial finish and a Spring Drive movement.

In this video, RJ talks you through the new Grand Seiko reference SLGA009 from the new Evolution 9 collection. More background information can be found in his recent hands-on article as well.


Inside the new Grand Seiko SLGA009 is caliber 9RA2. It’s a fairly new movement in the Grand Seiko collection, ensuring an incredibly impressive accuracy of just ±10 seconds per month. This new movement has been reduced in height, enabling Grand Seiko to make its watch cases a little bit thinner. Nevertheless, caliber 9RA2 houses two barrels to allow for a five-day power reserve.

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