Heritage Collection STGF385

A refined quartz watch that elegantly displays the brilliance of snow on a dial framed
by 44 diamonds



Heritage Collection

GBP 5,280.00


The pristine dial beautifully expresses the magnificent color of a snowy landscape in the Hotaka mountains, which can be seen from the Shinshu Watch Studio where this model is produced. This “snowflake” dial features a detailed pattern that exudes the aesthetic sense of Grand Seiko, portraying an unspoiled, windswept snowfield. The shimmering color of the blued steel seconds hand and the dazzling set of 44 diamonds on the bezel combine to produce a wide variety of visual expressions depending on the light. Easy to match with any style of dress, this model’s refined elegance is readily apparent.


Exterior: Stainless steel
Case back: Screw case back
Glass Material: Dual-curved sapphire crystal
Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size: Diameter 28.9mm Lug-to-lug 35.4mm Thickness 8.8mm
Band width: 14mm
The perimeter of Band: 185mm
Caliber no.: 4J52 Instructions
Movement Type: Quartz
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per year
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Weight: 72 g
Other details / Features:
  • Bezel with diamonds

A dial depicting wind-blown snow

One of the beautiful sights a person might witness on a harsh mountainside in winter is that of patterns etched into windswept snow, created as strong gales shape the snow that has landed on hard surfaces. The peaks of the Hotaka mountains, which can be seen from the Shinshu Watch Studio where Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive and quartz watches are made, are covered in snow for several months each year. The snowy surfaces of this region in wintertime have been re-created with this highly realistic and evocative dial pattern. The result of master craftsmanship, the dial is made not by a simple white coating, but rather a special kind of processing that uses silver plating to endow it with a refined expressiveness. Framed with 44 diamonds, the dial achieves its appearance of pure white without the use of any white materials or pigments.