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Grand Seiko Elegance CollectionSpring Drive thin dress series

CONCEPT

In 1999, after over two decades of development, Spring Drive was launched at Baselworld and has come to be recognized as one of the most important developments in the recent history of luxury watchmaking.
The 20th anniversary of Spring Drive is celebrated in a new series within the Grand Seiko Elegance collection that presents an even more refined and slim profile.

There are four watches in the series, featuring two new manual-winding Spring Drive calibers both of which have the signature glide motion seconds hand, reflecting the natural and continuous flow of time.
All offer one-second-a-day precision and a long power reserve, thanks to the dual mainspring design of both calibers, and share the understated refinement and sparkle of quality that exemplify Grand Seiko's uniquely Japanese sensibility.tinuous flow of time.

A new Spring Drive masterpiece from
the Micro Artist Studio
Platinum caseLimited Edition

DESIGN

The dial features the celebrated "Snowflake" pattern which is inspired by the beauty of the snow in the Shinshu region. The dial's silver finish complements the delicate hand carving on the platinum case.

As the glide motion seconds hand sweeps across the pure white snow-patterned dial, the wearer will feel the natural flow of time in winter and the beauty of our natural world in its purest, pristine state.

The hour and minute hands and hour markers are made of 14k white gold to ensure that their brilliance endures for decades. The Grand Seiko name, the minute markers and all the other markings are etched into the dial.

MOVEMENT

The Micro Artist Studio made its first contribution to Grand Seiko with the 8-Day Power Reserve Spring Drive watch that was greeted at Baselworld 2016 with great acclaim. This same elite team of watchmakers now presents Caliber 9R02, a new movement that has two mainsprings set in parallel within a single barrel and uses the unique Torque Return System* to deliver a power reserve of 84 hours. The power reserve indicator is visible through the sapphire crystal case back, next to the barrel whose shape echoes that of the bellflower that is the symbol of Shiojiri, where the studio is located.

* Torque Return System:
When the mainspring has been fully wound and the torque output is at its highest, approximately 30% of the available power is not needed to maintain the precision of the watch, and is in effect wasted in a normal movement.
The Torque Return System uses this energy to rewind the mainspring, resulting in an increase in the power reserve.
In Caliber 9R02, this system is activated for 48 hours after the mainspring has been fully wound.

Limited Edition of 30

SBGZ001

[ Caliber 9R02 ]

SPECIFICATIONS

A new Spring Drive masterpiece from
the Micro Artist Studio
Platinum case

DESIGN

The dial features the celebrated "Snowflake" pattern which is inspired by the beauty of the snow in the Shinshu region. As the glide motion seconds hand sweeps across the pure white snow-patterned dial, the wearer will feel the natural flow of time in winter and the beauty of our natural world in its purest, pristine state.

MOVEMENT

The Micro Artist Studio made its first contribution to Grand Seiko with the 8-Day Power Reserve Spring Drive watch that was greeted at Baselworld 2016 with great acclaim. This same elite team of watchmakers now presents Caliber 9R02, a new movement that has two mainsprings set in parallel within a single barrel and uses the unique Torque Return System* to deliver a power reserve of 84 hours. The power reserve indicator is visible through the sapphire crystal case back, next to the barrel whose shape echoes that of the bellflower that is the symbol of Shiojiri, where the studio is located.

* Torque Return System:
When the mainspring has been fully wound and the torque output is at its highest, approximately 30% of the available power is not needed to maintain the precision of the watch, and is in effect wasted in a normal movement.
The Torque Return System uses this energy to rewind the mainspring, resulting in an increase in the power reserve.
In Caliber 9R02, this system is activated for 48 hours after the mainspring has been fully wound.

SBGZ003

[ Caliber 9R02 ]

SPECIFICATIONS

The Shinshu Watch Studio joins
the Spring Drive anniversary celebration.
18k yellow gold case

DESIGN

The same facility as houses the Micro Artist Studio is home to the Shinshu Watch Studio where all other Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are made.
This studio also brings its watchmaking artistry to Spring Drive's 20th anniversary party in the form of two further manual-winding dress watches of great refinement.
The overall design is classically Grand Seiko; understated and refined with the sharp hands and hour markers that allow the delicate interplay of light and shadow that is an essential part of the Grand Seiko signature.

The dial features the celebrated "Snowflake" pattern which is inspired by the beauty of the snow in the Shinshu region. As the glide motion seconds hand sweeps across the pure white snow-patterned dial, the wearer will feel the natural flow of time in winter and the beauty of our natural world in its purest, pristine state.

MOVEMENT

A new Spring Drive caliber, 9R31, which has the same dual mainspring structure as 9R02 and the same high precision rate of one second a day and delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.

SBGY002

[ Caliber 9R31 ]

SPECIFICATIONS

The Shinshu Watch Studio joins
the Spring Drive anniversary celebration.
Stainless steel caseLimited Edition

DESIGN

The same facility as houses the Micro Artist Studio is home to the Shinshu Watch Studio where all other Grand Seiko Spring Drive watches are made.
This studio also brings its watchmaking artistry to Spring Drive's 20th anniversary party in the form of two further manual-winding dress watches of great refinement.
The overall design is classically Grand Seiko; understated and refined with the sharp hands and hour markers that allow the delicate interplay of light and shadow that is an essential part of the Grand Seiko signature.

In order to incorporate the beauty of nature unique to Japan, the dial is provided with a radiant pattern that makes people feel the day of a leak of wood. It changes expression depending on the viewing angle.

MOVEMENT

A new Spring Drive caliber, 9R31, which has the same dual mainspring structure as 9R02 and the same high precision rate of one second a day and delivers a power reserve of 72 hours.

Limited Edition of 700

SBGY003

[ Caliber 9R31 ]

SPECIFICATIONS