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A new Spring Drive creation captures the winter scenery of Shinshu, Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008

Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008

Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008 www.watchoutz.com

 

Winter in Shinshu, the region that is home to the Shinshu Watch Studio where all Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are created, offers a rich variety of sights that are both ephemeral and lastingly memorable. One such is Shizuri-yuki, where snow spills down from the branches of trees, creating a shimmering cascade of light.

With its 18K rose gold case graced by lines of diamonds and glide motion seconds hand that moves silently and continuously across the white textured dial, the Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008 brings to life the gentle winter landscape of Shinshu and the transient beauty of Shizuri-yuki.

The Grand Seiko SBGY008’s 18K rose gold case carries a total of 53 diamonds set delicately by hand, displaying the highly skilled craftsmanship of the Shinshu Watch Studio. The diamonds are arranged to gradually decrease in size from the center of the case to the lug ends, creating a beautiful, flowing effect. Furthermore, the surfaces of the diamonds are perfectly aligned so as to create a quiet sparkle that again exemplifies the high level of craftsmanship for which Grand Seiko is renowned. 

The patterned dial on the SBGY008 evokes the bright and fresh snow of winter in Shinshu, combined with the smooth sweeping movement of the seconds hand unique to Spring Drive, the dial captures the tranquil and seamless passage of time.

This Grand Seiko Elegance Collection timepiece offers a remarkable blend of slimness, power and precision. Of only 10.2mm in depth, the SBGY008 boasts a power reserve of 72 hours and an accuracy of ±1 second per day, thanks to the manual-winding Caliber 9R31 powering the Grand Seiko. 

The SBGY008 is presented on a brown leather strap with carefully handcrafted stitches on the sides and comes with an additional satin gold colored leather strap. Limited to 60 pieces. It will be available in January 2022 and pre-order is available at WatchOutz. Drop us an email at cs@watchoutz.com 

Spring Drive Caliber 9R31
Driving system: manual-winding
Power reserve: 72 hours
Accuracy: ± 1 second per day (± 15 seconds per month)
Dual-Spring Barrel
Power reserve indicator
Number of jewels: 30

Specifications
18K rose-gold case and clasp
53 diamonds (0.38 carat)
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 3 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Diameter: 38.5mm, Thickness: 10.2mm
Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release
Additional satin gold colored leather strap 
Limited edition of 60

Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008 www.watchoutz.com

Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008 www.watchoutz.com

Grand Seiko Elegance Collection SBGY008 www.watchoutz.com