A mechanical GMT showcasing a spectacular dial that interweaves nature and culture.
Japan is a place where the natural charms of the seasons are woven into the fabric of everyday life. Taking up this concept, the latest Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT dial expresses the beauty that can be achieved by observing the interplay between nature and culture.
Consider the lacquered floors one would find in a traditional Japanese home or a Buddhist temple and how they become a prism of the natural world around them. Soft white snow accumulating on the branches of the trees can reflect off the dark floors, causing them to shine as white snow itself. And yet the definition of floorboards remains. The inhabited world reflects nature back to us – a fresh snow cover, or yukigesho – and is captured in the dial of the new SBGJ271.
Combined with the calming, stone-like grey of the GMT hand, this model imparts the feeling of a quiet place – a traditional home or a temple – during a Japanese winter.
|See-through case back
|Case back with 6 screws
|Box shaped sapphire crystal
|Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
|Diameter 39.5mm Lug-to-lug 46.9mm Thickness 14.1mm
|Three-fold clasp with push button release
|The perimeter of Band:
|Automatic with manual winding
|Approx. 55 hours
|Mean daily rate:
+5 to -3 seconds per day
|Other details / Features:
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Spring Drive is a unique movement that delivers one-second-a-day precision, using just the power of a mainspring.