In praise of shadows

In Japan, the widespread use of shadow in all forms of art, from folding screens to representational painting, is clear evidence of the appreciation that the Japanese have for the nuances of light and dark. This is perhaps one reason for the long tradition of lacquerware in Japan. The beauty of the lacquer is brought out by the shadow and the subtle variations of light and shadow reveal the depth of its black gloss. When light hits the lacquer, other hidden colors appear. The delicate hand-painted maki-e on the hour marks of SBGW262 serve perfectly to prove the point.


[ Grand Seiko Elegance Collection ]
GBP 27,000

*Available at the Grand Seiko Boutiques and Grand Seiko Salons


Case Material :18k yellow gold
Glass Material :Dual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass Coating :Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size : Diameter 39mm  Lug-to-lug 44mm  Thickness 11.6mm
Band Material :Crocodile leather
Calibre no. : 9S64    Instructions
Movement Type :Manual winding
Power reserve :Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
Accuracy : +5 to -3 seconds per day (when static) / +10 to -1 seconds per day (normal usage accuracy)
Water resistance :Splash Resistant
Magnetic resistance :Equipped
Other details / Features :
  • ・18K yellow gold buckle
  • ・24 jewels
  • ・Case back with lion emblem
  • ・Screw case back
  • ・See-through case back
  • ・Stop seconds hand function
  • ・Urushi lacquer dial



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