Grand Seiko - GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE SNOW-FLAKE
Grand Seiko - GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE SNOW-FLAKE

GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE SNOW-FLAKE

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THE JAPANESE EXCELLENCE

It is on a perfectly polished surface that the play of shadows and light is best expressed, creating a subtle harmony. An interaction that is found in the traditional Japanese sliding door Shoji, in the translucency of the screens, in the finesse of the Japanese fans.

 

A Spring Drive model with a high-intensity titanium case that achieves a true lightweight feel

The SBGA211 is powered by Spring Drive, Grand Seiko’s unique caliber, which combines the motive force of a mainspring found with the high precision of a quartz watch.

 

The case and bracelet are made with high-intensity titanium, providing a scratch and corrosion resistant finish, making it 30% lighter than stainless steel and a pleasure to wear.

 

The blue steel second hand moves smoothly in glide motion, and glows over the contrasting pure white face to create an even more dramatic movement.  It has a 72-hour (3-day) power reserve, and a power reserve indicator on the bottom left of the dial.

 

 

  • THE AUTOMATIC SPRING DRIVE 3-DAY CALIBER 9R65

Our company unveiled Spring Drive in 1999, but its lack of a sufficiently effective automatic winding mechanism and 72-hour power reserve prevent its adoption in the Grand Seiko line. After a further four years of development, the first Grand Seiko 9R Spring Drive was created.

 

The winding system and drive time were improved from the existing 48-hour manual winding system to an automatic 72-hour power reserve. The automatic winding mechanism uses Seiko's original Magic Lever mechanism developed in 1959, but with improved productivity, maintainability, and durability to enhance winding efficiency.

 

Caliber 9R65 is currently the most standard of the 9R Spring Drive movements, and is used in many Grand Seiko models.

 

 

Technical specifications

REFERENCE : SBGA211G

 

 

CASE

- High-intensity titanium

- Glass : Dual-curved sapphire

- Coating : Anti-reflective coating on inner surface

- Case size : Diameter 41.0mm×Thickness 12.5mm

- Water resistance :10 bar

 

MOVEMENT

- Caliber 9R65 

- Driving system : Spring Drive

- Power reserve : Approx. 72 hours(3 days)

- Accuracy : ±1 second per day / ±15 seconds per month (average)

 

FUNCTIONS

- Hours & Minutes

- Power Reserve indicator

- Manual Winding possible

- Magnetic resistance : 4800 A/m (60 Gauss)

 

BUCKLE & STRAP

- High-intensity titanium

- Clasp Three-fold clasp with push button release

- The perimeter of bracelet : 193.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who's who

HEART AND SOUL OF A REAL MANUFACTURE

 

To obtain the title of a real Watchmaking Manufacture , a watchmaking company must be able to manufacture and perfect itself, down to the smallest detail, all its components, from the designs of the movement to the polishing, until their final assembly.

Grand Seiko is a real Manufacture. They design, manufacture and assemble, with their master watchmakers in their own workshops in Japan, all the pieces of every single watches.

 

The beauty of a timepiece lies above all in the precision of its manufacture. Precision of the order of a thousandth of a millimeter, and a millionth of a gram for each of our components.

Over the years, we continue to grow while adopting our own approach to watchmaking.

 

Through rigorous work and unwavering dedication, we have been able to achieve revolutionary innovations, such as the Spring Drive movement. Our constant commitment has also earned us pioneers in the field of the Quartz watch, and achieve the highest aesthetic finesse through unique techniques, such as Zaratsu polishing.

 

 

PRECISION : THE INITIAL OBJECTIVE

 

The first Grand Seiko was unveiled in the world on December 18, 1960. This is the first model on which appears the brand Grand Seiko, positioned under the index of 12 hours.

This engraving marks the beginning of a long history, punctuated by innovations, pushing back all the limits previously established in terms of precision, thus pursuing the quest for the perfect watch.

By the end of the 1960s, Grand Seiko mechanical watches already had exceptional precision. A precision such as during the prestigious competition organized by the Geneva Observatory in 1968, our tempers are among the 7 best mechanical movements.

 

 

THREE MOVEMENTS

 

For Grand Seiko, time is measured at the rate of 3 types of movement: mechanical, quartz and Spring Drive.

The excellent of Grand Seiko begins with the choice of raw materials. The combined talents of our elite master craftsmen, coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, ensure that each timepiece is kept operating at a level of perfection.

Corollary of this high technological precision, the Grand Seiko style is defined by a timeless refinement, whose secret lies in an elegant and refined aesthetic.

 

 

JAPANESE AESTHETICS: THE SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

 

Fans. Screens. Wood panels and rice paper ...

In Japan, land of contrasts, an infinity of shades separate the shadow of light. According to Zen philosophy, the shadow is as important as the light, because only the shadow allows the light to express itself.

 

A simple form composed of a flat part and a curve, allows to reflect the light and to reveal infinite expressions.

 

The Grand Seiko style is based on this Japanese sense of aesthetics. A natural sophistication, inspired by the act of observation and appreciation of nature.

 

 

 

WHEN ELEGANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY GET PERFECTLY 

 

Each case is designed to reflect the smallest ray of light. Each facet is polished by hand, giving it this mirror-polished look. A clear, harmonious, unique aesthetic, which tells you that you have before you a Seiko Grand, attractive, pleasant to wear, perfect readability, and practical par excellence.

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