Sifting through Seiko and Grand Seiko’s new offerings is always an exciting affair, but when I saw this, my jaw dropped. That dial? That case profile? And all for under $2,500? Don’t even get me started. If this watch were under 40mm in diameter, I’d have already called the New York City boutique to place a pre-order. Seiko is always pushing things, albeit in restrained and thoughtful ways, and this watch is a perfect example of that. Sometimes incremental improvement can have an outsized impact. This is a watch that I absolutely cannot wait to see in the metal. I have a funny feeling it’s going to be a total knock-out.