In the second part of our three-part blog series on Grand Seiko’s Thailand Exclusive Heritage Limited watches, we take a closer look at the SBGY021: Nami or Suwa Wave model. This stunning timepiece boasts a design that reflects the natural beauty of the water’s surface in Lake Suwa as the sun sets. With its beautiful wave-pattern dial and innovative Spring Drive movement, the SBGY021 is a truly exceptional addition to any watch collection. Join us as we explore the unique features and design of this limited edition watch.
Grand Seiko Thailand Exclusive Heritage Edition SBGY021 Review & Descriptions
Another envy-stirring model that Grand Seiko fans from outside the country are dreaming to have is SBGY021. It is the Nami or Suwa Wave model that boasts the natural beauty of the water’s surface in Lake Suwa as the sun sets. The dial features a beautiful wave pattern that represents the serene blue waters of the lake located in the central region of Nagano prefecture.
It features a lovely champagne-colored dial with a golden Grand Seiko logo and blue seconds hands. This limited edition has a stainless steel case measuring about 38.5 x 10.2 x 43.7 mm. It houses a 9R31 manual wind Spring Drive caliber that has an innovative dual-spring barrel that contains two mainsprings set in parallel to deliver an impressive power reserve of up to 72 hours.
The Spring Drive movement is a revolutionary watch technology that generates energy like other mechanical luxury watches but is combined with an electronic regulator for a more precise time telling through a quartz crystal oscillator.
Grand Seiko was one of the very few manufacturers who mastered both mechanical and electronic watchmaking. This is why they were able to develop the Spring Drive technology.
What makes this model in the Thai-limited edition even more special is that it comes in an elegant crocodile leather strap.
If you are looking for a perfect addition to your collection, this piece is an exceptional choice. However, not every collector can enjoy it because the model is only limited to Thailand and unlike other luxury watches, they only released very few of them. Only 100 pieces per model are available for the fans of Grand Seiko and each piece has an etching of ‘1 of 100’ on the back plate.
For fans outside of the country, it is still great to know that this collection exists because you’ll never know, you might have a chance to buy a second-hand in the future. These pieces will tremendously appreciate and your knowledge about these models can greatly help.
Also check our full video review on the Grand Seiko Thailand Exclusive Heritage Edition - SBGY021 Nami “Suwa Wave” at our Youtube Channel.
Last but not least, please stay tuned for our next part - The Grand Seiko Thailand Exclusive Heritage Collection SBGY025 is coming up next.