Feb. 22, 2024 Press Release

Grand Seiko Asia-Pacific Commemorates 1st Anniversary of
Marina Bay Sands Boutique with an Exclusive Limited Edition Timepiece, SBGW315

Singapore, February 22, 2024 - Grand Seiko proudly presents SBGW315, a boutique exclusive limited edition timepiece, inspired by the stunning beauty of the blue skies surrounding snow-capped Mount Iwate in Iwate Prefecture, where all Grand Seiko mechanical watches are created. This exquisite watch launches today in commemoration of the first anniversary of Grand Seiko Asia-Pacific’s boutique at Marina Bay Sands.

As a reflection of Grand Seiko’s reverence for the beauty of nature, the design of the watch echoes the magnificent natural beauty of winter in Iwate Prefecture. During this season, the low temperatures and clear air combine to create a backdrop of unparalleled beauty, where a vivid blue sky surrounds snow-capped Mount Iwate after a day of heavy snowfall. The watch dial is skilfully crafted to capture this essence and is a testament to the harmony between nature’s elements and the meticulous craftsmanship that defines the brand’s timepieces.

The limited edition timepiece comes with an additional foil-stamped leather strap produced by KYOTO Leather®, a ‘Cool Japan project’ that uses traditional Japanese craft techniques to create uniquely beautiful natural leather goods through a collaboration between Kyoto Yuzen or Nishijin textile artisans and tanners from Himeji, a leather producing area. To match the stylish design of the case, it has a unique texture with hand-processed foils of various materials applied to the surface.

Beyond its aesthetic charm, the SBGW315 embodies Grand Seiko’s unwavering commitment to precision and innovation, in line with the brand’s philosophy, “The Nature of Time”. This watch is driven by the slim, hand-wound movement, Caliber 9S64, and has a power reserve of 72 hours. The Brilliant Hard Titanium case features the distinct Zaratsu polishing and boasts a dual-curved sapphire crystal, enhancing legibility with a see-through case back.

The SBGW315 is exclusively available at the Grand Seiko Boutique at Marina Bay Sands and is limited to 88 pieces.

Movement: Cal.9S64
Case Material: Brilliant Hard Titanium
Water Resistance: 3 bar
Glass Material: Dual-Curved Sapphire Crystal
Strap: Navy Crocodile Leather Strap with three-fold clasp and push button release and additional KYOTO Leather® Strap
Case Diameter: 38mm
Case Thickness: 10.9mm

About Grand Seiko

Founded in 1960, Grand Seiko has earned an enduring reputation as a leading luxury watch brand with a devoted following in Japan. In 2010, Grand Seiko expanded its global presence, making its exceptional timepieces available to enthusiasts worldwide.

Grand Seiko distinguishes itself as one of the very few fully integrated watchmakers worldwide, possessing comprehensive in-house capabilities that span the entire watchmaking process. This includes the development of component materials, design, manufacturing, assembly, and meticulous adjustment, all carefully overseen to maintain the highest standards of quality.

Each Grand Seiko watch is a testament to the artistry and precision of highly skilled artisans who meticulously assemble and adjust every timepiece by hand in dedicated studios in Japan. These watches embody the fundamental principles of watchmaking: precision, legibility, durability, and ease of use.

Grand Seiko timepieces are characterized by their elegant simplicity and meticulous craftsmanship, with a strong emphasis on Japanese aesthetics. This unique combination sets Grand Seiko apart, creating a special and unmistakable beauty that defines the brand.