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Elegance Collection

Oruri Song Bird

USA Exclusive

NEW

SBGW279

[ Grand Seiko Elegance Collection ]
USD 4,600

USA Exclusive Model

Specifications

Exterior
Case Material :Stainless steel
Glass Material :Box shaped sapphire crystal
Glass Coating :Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Case size : Diameter 37.3mm  Lug-to-lug 44.3mm  Thickness 11.7mm
Band Material :Crocodile leather
Movement
Caliber no. : 9S64    Instructions
Movement Type :Manual winding
Power reserve :Approx. 72 hours(3 days)
Mean daily rate : +5 to -3 seconds per day
Normal usage accuracy : +10 to -1 seconds per day
Functions
Water resistance :Splash Resistant
Magnetic resistance :4,800 A/m
Other details / Features :
  • ・24 jewels
  • ・Case back with 6 screws
  • ・Case back with lion emblem
  • ・See-through case back
  • ・Stop seconds hand function

FEATURES

A new classic inspired by a beautiful Japanese blue summer song bird

During Rikka, the sekki or seasonal phase marking the beginning of summer, the Oruri songbird migrates from Southeast Asia to the mountainous regions of Japan, such as the Iwate prefecture. Here, they spend their summer months to the delight of locals who can listen to the Blue-and-White Flycatcher’s enchanting twittering. With their beautiful blue feathers, these charming songbirds serve as the inspiration for a new U.S. special edition timepiece, the SBGW279.

The classic case design, influenced by the first Grand Seiko of 1960, offers a charming manual-wind dress watch with thoughtful proportions, an impressive movement, a simplistic dial with no date, and distortion-free finishing. Housed inside the comfortable-sized 37.3mm stainless steel case is the 9S64 mechanical manual-wind movement.

This expertly constructed and beautifully finished time-only movement can be appreciated via the watches’ exhibition caseback. With a power reserve of 72 hours and an accuracy of -3 to +5 seconds per day (static), the 9S64 showcases Grand Seiko’s expertise in creating highly efficient and accurate movements.

Oruri of the Genbi Valley

The delicate sun-ray pattern of the deep blue dial creates an impression of the feather texture of the Oruri, or Blue-and-White Flycatcher, that can be found in the Genbi Valley in Iwate prefecture near Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi.

Original Art by Shishi Yamazaki

To celebrate this beautiful creation, Grand Seiko partnered with internationally renowned illustrator ShiShi Yamazaki. “Like the Grand Seiko craftsmen behind the Oruri watch, I was inspired by the journey of the Oruri bird as it travels to the mountains of Japan each summer. The watercolor animation I’ve created represents the beautiful movement of the bird and its stunning deep blue coloring,” said Yamazaki. Combining hand-drawn animation and footage for rotoscoping to convey sensation, emotion and movement, ShiShi tells the imaginative story of the Oruri Japanese Songbird in its natural habitat and unveils the SBGW279.

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