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Blue skies and driven snow

In the Shinshu area of Japan, winter has its own special beauty. During the Shōkan "sekki" or season, the lakes are covered with ice, the air is sharp and dry and the sky takes on a deep blue hue that colours the snow that covers the mountains.
The magic of Shinshu in Shōkan is captured in this dial, which has the rich texture of driven snow and a unique blue tone. Like every Spring Drive Grand Seiko watch, this "Blue Snowflake" reflects the landscape around the facility where it was created and reveals another aspect of the nature of time. 

/SBGA407

SBGA407

Elegance Collection

$8,700

Features

Spring Drive "Snowflake blue" dial model

The Snowflake dial used for the first time in 2005 was coloured with pale blue to image the snow from the Shinshu Watch Studio, the birthplace of Spring Drive.
It has succeeded in realising a designer's idea of expressing the beauty of Shinshu on the dial, and is characterised by a texture that shows a rough snow surface, which is caused by severe cold.
The design embodies a pure classical elegance with a box-shaped sapphire crystal, Zaratsu polished lugs, and a blue steel seconds hand complementing the Snowflake dial.
It has a maximum 72-hour (3-day) power reserve, and a power reserve indicator on the bottom left of the dial showing the amount in reserve.
Wearers of this watch can enjoy a clear view of the movement through the see-through case back.

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Specifications

Exterior
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Glass Material: Sapphire
Case size: Diameter: 40.2mm
Thickness: mm
Length: mm
Distance Between Lugs: mm
Case Colour: Silver
Band/Bracelet: Strap - Leather (Crocodile)
Band Colour: Blue
Band Reference: C031011J9
Dial Colour: Blue
Hand Indicators: Hour, Minute, Seconds
Calendar Indicators: Date
Dial Markers: Batons
Crown: Pull Out
Movement
Calibre no.: 9R65 Instructions
Movement Type: Spring Drive - Powered By The Movement of the Wearer
Accuracy: ±1 second per day / ±15 seconds per month (average)
Battery Life: 72 Hours Power Reserve
Battery: N/A
Display: Analogue
Functions
Water Resistance: 100 Metres
Other details / Features:
  • Exhibition Case Back
  • Hand Winding
  • Power Reserve Indicator

Light and Shadow

To wear a Grand Seiko watch is to enjoy an ever-changing visual treat. At every different angle, the dial offers a new surprise. Sometimes the delicate fan-shaped power reserve indicator catches the eye while, at others, it is the way that the light reflects brilliantly off the razor-sharp edges of the indexes that demands your attention. And all the time, light and shadow interact to allow the different colour shades to create a symphony in blue. Some call this watch the "Skyflake" because of the way the dial’s snow-textured surface reflects the blue of the winter sun.

Classic, modern and original.

At first glance, the shape of this Spring Drive watch is reassuringly traditional with its classic, contoured lines and yet….
Look more closely and a contemporary note becomes evident, thanks to the sharply cut, triangular outline to the lugs and the striking combination of mirror and hairline finishes. The Zaratsu polished surfaces are distortion-free and sharply edged to further heighten the modern feel. And then the eye rests on the deeply textured "Snowflake" dial. A true original.

Calibre 9R65

The 9R65 calibre uses sophisticated modern technology coupled with the skilled hand of a master craftsman for the finest adjustments and highest precision possible, highlighting the seamless passage of time with a Spring Drive movement.

Learn more about Calibre 9R65

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