In the Shinshu area of Japan, winter has its own special beauty. During the Shōkan "sekki" or season, the lakes are covered with ice, the air is sharp and dry and the sky takes on a deep blue hue that colors the snow that covers the mountains.
The magic of Shinshu in Shōkan is captured in this dial, which has the rich texture of driven snow and a unique blue tone. Like every Spring Drive Grand Seiko watch, this "Blue Snowflake" reflects the landscape around the facility where it was created and reveals another aspect of the nature of time.
Spring Drive 藍雪面
風吹雪地的獨特面盤紋路，令人聯想起Spring Drive故鄉，信州連綿山脈的雪景。雪地紋路中帶有和紙般的纖細質地，首次推出藍色版本。採用與機械腕錶相同的發條做為動力來源，配備媲美石英錶等級高精準度的第三類機芯「Spring Drive」。
Light and Shadow
To wear a Grand Seiko watch is to enjoy an ever-changing visual treat. At every different angle, the dial offers a new surprise. Sometimes the delicate fan-shaped power reserve indicator catches the eye while, at others, it is the way that the light reflects brilliantly off the razor-sharp edges of the indexes that demands your attention. And all the time, light and shadow interact to allow the different color shades to create a symphony in blue. Some call this watch the "Skyflake" because of the way the dial’s snow-textured surface reflects the blue of the winter sun.
Classic, modern and original.
At first glance, the shape of this Spring Drive watch is reassuringly traditional with its classic, contoured lines and yet….
Look more closely and a contemporary note becomes evident, thanks to the sharply cut, triangular outline to the lugs and the striking combination of mirror and hairline finishes. The Zaratsu polished surfaces are distortion-free and sharply edged to further heighten the modern feel. And then the eye rests on the deeply textured "Snowflake" dial. A true original.
The 9R65 caliber 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.