Imagine pine trees crusted with snow, sitting silently under the winter sun as the natural world settles into a slumber, only to later awaken in the spring. Pulling inspiration from this scene, the SBGA415 dial—with its unique texture, subtle coloration, and mesmerizing shimmer—celebrates the winter snow as it gathers and glitters against the sunlight.
The case design also pulls inspiration from a distinct source, this time from Grand Seiko's history. Launched in 1967, the 62GS was Grand Seiko’s first automatic watch. This timepiece gained popularity for its striking design, which featured a mirrored, multi-sided case and wide dial opening made possible via a bezel-free construction. The contemporary interpretation of the 62GS design can be seen here.
Powering the watch is Caliber 9R65, a sophisticated Spring Drive movement assembled at Shinshu Watch Studio. Emblematic of Spring Drive, the second hand glides around the dial, reflecting the continuous flow of time itself. The decorated caliber can be enjoyed through the exhibition case back.