A brand-new limited edition Grand Seiko timepiece, only available in Europe.
The Grand Seiko SBGW303G – better known as the ‘Mount Iwate Autumn Dusk’ is a real triple threat timepiece – elegantly blending the design essence of the brand’s iconic 44GS collection, with the technical expertise of a modern manual-winding 3 hand movement, reflecting the unique Japanese sense of beauty with a signature interplay of light and shadow.
This limited-edition piece features a captivating green textured dial, showcasing the well-known “Mount Iwate” pattern. The dial’s fine ridges are inspired by the view of the mountain peak from the Shizukuishi Grand Seiko studio where this timepiece is crafted; evoking the craggy mountain vista, creating a beautifully distinctive look. Its iridescent sheen makes it truly mesmerising when it catches the light – this particular watch is said to evoke the atmosphere of Mount Iwate, just before the dusk of the clear Autumn air.
The ‘Mount Iwate Autumn Dusk’ reflects the clear objectives of the Grand Seiko design principles cemented by Taro Tanaka back in 1967. It incorporates his Grammar of Design, created to differentiate the ‘look’ of a Grand Seiko; to add glow and light to the watch on the wrist – known for its sharp edges, large zaratsu polished surfaces, razor-like flanks, unobtrusive bezel, and highly contrasting dial elements. These signature design features are skilfully presented within this timepiece, but in compact case, measuring 36.5mm in diameter and 11.5mm in depth.
Not merely aesthetically appealing, the SBGW303G is designed to be a practical and versatile watch for daily wear. With a water resistance of 100 metres, it can handle everyday life, giving it a touch of functionality beyond its elegant appearance.
Under the closed caseback, the SBGW303G is powered by the in-house built 9S64 movement, operating smoothly and accurately at a frequency of 4Hz. With a substantial power reserve of 72 hours, this watch ensures reliable performance even if left unworn for a few days with an accuracy range of +5 to -3 seconds per day, which reflects the Takumi commitment to precision and reliability.
To ensure a comfortable and secure fit, the watch comes with a bracelet featuring a three-fold clasp and a push-button release. Additionally, an extra strap is included, allowing the wearer to change the look and feel of the watch to suit various occasions. This limited edition of only 400 pieces will be exclusively available in Europe, each watch is individually engraved with its limited number on the case back.
The Grand Seiko SBGW303G is a true work of watchmaking art which pays homage to the brand’s rich history and design heritage through its elegance, versatility, and accuracy. Its stunning Mount Iwate-inspired dial, Takumi craftsmanship, and limited-edition status make it a coveted timepiece for discerning collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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