Few people realize just what a big deal it is that Seiko brought out an automatic GMT movement last year. Not that GMT movements haven’t been around for long. They have. But that this automatic GMT cost less than USD500 that is the big deal. There are not many automatic GMTs in the USD1000-2000 let alone one sub-USD1000. So when Seiko makes one at this price point people’s antennas are going to prick up.
We are certainly going to see this movement in non-Seiko watches as soon as they release it to the public under their NH brand.