Inspired by Shirakaba or known as white birch, this recently added creation to the Grand Seiko Heritage Collection is a magical door peeking through to the ravishing natural environment of Japan – irresistible and mystical.
Grand Seiko’s newest timepiece offers a fresh vantage point capturing the Japanese-authentic atmosphere of the white birch tree forests located near the watch maker’s studio in Shizukuishi, of which all the exquisite time instruments are handcrafted in limitless attentiveness.
The white bark of the birch trees – tall and slender like the timepiece’s tapered profile – arranges in line with the watch’s texture of meticulous intricacy, as well as fine details – that’s subtly gracious.
The closer look at the dial recollects a series of particular sensations as if you were standing in the middle of the forests, experiencing the true beauty of nature and everlasting nature of time.
With the Series 9 Design implemented to the all-embracing, visual gaze of the majestic white birch, its coeval but yet original form is true to the watch marker’s heritage of style defined back in 1967.
The high-beat watch is powered by the revolutionary Caliber 9SA5 (presented in 2020), offering a power reserve of 80 hours – thanks to its enhanced energy efficiency.
The three chief developments of significance acquired from the Caliber 9SA5, in collaboration, elevate a standard in high-beat measuring of time to the next level of horology: The entirely new dual impulse escapement, the Grand Seiko free-sprung balance, and the horizontal gear train.
Plus, The slender-shaped watch with 36,000 vibrations per hour (10 beats per second) sets the seal on faultless legibility due to its robust hands and grooved makers. Followed by the case which senses the melodic serenity bestowed from Zaratsu polishing, the distortion-free mirror finishing and delicate hairline finishing. And because of the wide lugs and low-centred gravity, the watch can be flopped onto one’s wrist – sealed and braced – with the slightest risk of falling.
The new high-beat timepiece is now available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and selected retail stores worldwide, or discover more at grand-seiko.com.