Shunbun The Vernal Equinox
Heritage collection with dials
reflecting the Japanese aesthetic of 24 sekki
Case Material : High-intensity titanium Glass Material : Box shaped sapphire crystal Glass Coating : Anti-reflective coating on inner surface Case size : Diameter 40mm Lug-to-lug 47mm Thickness 12.8mm The perimeter of Band : 202mm Clasp type : Three-fold clasp with push button release
Calibre no. : 9R65 Movement Type : Spring Drive Power reserve : Approx. 72 hours(3 days) Accuracy : ±15 seconds per month (±1 second per day)
Water resistance : 10 bar Magnetic resistance : Equipped Other details / Features :
- ・30 jewels
- ・Against an allergic reaction to metal
- ・Case back with lion emblem
- ・Date display
- ・Power reserve display
- ・Screw case back
- ・Screw-down crown
- ・See-through case back
- ・Stop seconds hand function
This is a modern re-interpretation of the celebrated 62GS from 1967. The 62GS was not only Grand Seiko’s first watch with an automatic movement, it was also, along with the 44GS released the same year, the watch that first expressed the design grammar, the Grand Seiko Style, that still shapes all Grand Seiko designs today. Like its predecessor, this modern re-interpretation has the characteristic sharp edges and perfect distortion-free surfaces that only Zaratsu polishing can create and a wide dial opening which was achieved thanks to a bezel-free construction.
To look closely at the dial is to be transported to Hana-Ikada, the much-loved scene at the moment soon after the spring equinox, Shunbun when cherry blossom petals scattered by the wind cover the surface of a river. The textured dial and its pale pink colour capture the magic of this treasured moment in the Japanese calendar and not only express the beauty of Sakura but hint at the exquisite pleasure to be derived from a profound understanding of the ephemeral nature of time.
The watch is powered by Spring Drive calibre 9R65, which is hand assembled by the skilled craftsmen and women of the Shinshu Watch Studio.
Hana-ikada, the rafts of blossoms
When sakura blossoms fall into water, they swirl and float. The pink blossoms dance on the water, and the Japanese call them flower rafts, hana-Ikada. The pink dial of this model captures the spirit of the fleeting sakura season.
Starting with the beginning of spring (Risshun), the first of the twenty-four sekki, the season comes to life when the snow gives way to rain (Usui), and creatures awaken from hibernation (Keichitsui). As day equals night (Shunbun), the pure sky and renewal of nature come into existence (Seimei).
Caliber 9R65 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.
Unveiling its deep sensibilities and a reverence for the Japanese passage of time, Grand Seiko has reimagined the iconic 62GS design with four new timepieces for its Heritage Collection.