TAISETSU The Deep Snow of Winter
Heritage collection with dials
reflecting the Japanese aesthetic of 24 sekki
A classic Grand Seiko design with a dial that captures a treasured moment in the Japanese seasonal calendar.
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, but 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.
The light gray, textured dial is inspired by the deep winter snows that cover the mountains in Taisetsu, the twenty-first of Japan’s twenty-four sekki or seasons.
The watch is powered by Spring Drive caliber 9R65, which is hand assembled by the skilled craftsmen and women of the Shinshu Watch Studio.
|Case back:||See-through & Screw case back|
|Glass Material:||Box shaped sapphire crystal|
|Glass Coating:||Anti-reflective coating on inner surface|
|Case size:||Diameter 40.0mm Lug-to-lug 47.0mm Thickness 12.8mm|
|Clasp type:||Three-fold clasp with push button release|
|Caliber no.:||9R65 Instructions|
|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:||4,800 A/m|
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Miyuki, the deep snow
Pine trees crusted with snow, silent under the sun of winter. It’s when the world has settled into a slumber only to awaken in the spring. This model’s dial celebrates the winter snow as it gathers and glitters against the sunlight.
As nature slows down the beginning of winter (Rittō), flurries of snow (Shōsetsu) begin before the heavy snow (Taisetsu). This season welcomes the shortest day of the year (Tōji), as days become cold (Shōkan), and life experiences the coldest day of the year (Taikan).
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.
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The three movements at the heart of Grand Seiko
One of the world's foremost mechanical movements, the culmination of high-precision micro-engineering and the attention to detail of Seiko's expert watchmakers.
Spring Drive is a unique movement that delivers one-second-a-day precision, using just the power of a mainspring.