A ‘Goldflake’ Spring Drive timepiece from the Shinshu Watch Studio.
The same facility that houses the Micro Artist Studio is home to the Shinshu Watch Studio where Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are made. This studio brings its watchmaking artistry to Spring Drive’s 20th anniversary collection in the form of this manual-winding dress watch.
The overall design is classically Grand Seiko; understated and refined with the sharp hands and hour markers that allow the delicate interplay of light and shadow that is an essential part of the Grand Seiko signature.
The dial features the celebrated ‘Snowflake’ pattern which is inspired by the beauty of the snow in the Shinshu region. The glide motion seconds hand sweeping across the pure white snow-patterned dial, represents the flow of time in winter and the beauty of our natural world in its purest, pristine state.
The watch features our Spring Drive Caliber 9R31, which has the same dual mainspring structure as 9R02 and the same high precision rate of one second a day and delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.
Grand Seiko: the relentless quest for precise timekeeping from the pinnacle of Seiko Watch Corporation’s in-house manufacture. With leading watchmaking, durability and legibility, every Grand Seiko is still handmade in Japan by elite craftsmen and women. “