A reader of my blog (WUS user: hotsauz) got in touch with me some time back with regards to getting a replacement leather strap for a Laurel Historical Reissue SCVM001. Lately he also came back in touch to share with me one of his latest purchases, a very rare 4S27 powered Brightz. I touched briefly on its more common non limited edition cousin, the SAGN007, in a previous post as well.
This was what I said previously about the SAGN007 and its cousins:
SAGN007: 4S27 Automatic, GMT, Retrograde Day, Jumping Date (+25/-15). There are 3 (as far as I know) LE editions of this model, the SAGN006/8 which came with a pink gold bezel and gold hands and hour markers. The dial is white non-enamel (006)/ black enamel (008). The other LE edition is the SAGN015, which is the same as the SAGN007 with a blue-black dial. These LE editions are rare as hen’s teeth and I have yet to see any in person or for sale.
Lately I also discovered another limited edition of this 4S27 Brightz. I am unable to recall the model number, but it had some very distinctive features. It had a very dark green enamel dial, gold bezel and crowns, and also a frog in lieu of the 4 o’clock marker! You might still be able to see it here.
Anyway I requested for hotsauz’s permission to share photos of his latest purchase with my readers and also asked for some of his thoughts on this purchase. He kindly agreed and all photos below were provided by him (captions by me).
This was what he had to say about the SAGN015:
Originally I am attracted to the cushion case, the “B” on dial, the 38mm size, and the enamel dial by the Brightz SAGN005/007 models a while back. And I had always wanted to own one so I constantly keep my eyes on the used market.
As I didn’t even know the existence of this very model (SAGN015) until someone had it for sale, I immediately looked it up and I knew I just had to get it.
The deep blue enamel dial that changes color depending on the lights that hit it, the shiny and fancy center second hand with the “B” tip and the GMT function are all bonuses on top of what I had expected.
So, it checks pretty much all boxes that I could ever asked for on a SEIKO model that is so rare and beautifully engineered.
I hope you guys enjoy the photos of this rare Brightz. I certainly did and once again would like to thank hotsauz for this!
I do encourage my readers who would like to share a write-up and pictures of their rare Seikos on my blog to drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) any time!