A trio of manual-wind watches from Grand Seiko with dials inspired by colors found in nature; the SBGW273, 275 and 277.
Th e SBG275 teal color finds its inspiration in flowing water.
An inside look at the 9S64 mechanical movement.
The green of the SBGW277 is based on the color of vegetation.
Inspired by the Genbi Valley in the Iwate Prefecture of northeast Japan, Grand Seiko’s Elegance Collection is reminiscent of great cliffs of ash from Mount Kurikoma, the rushing Iwai River and the vibrant vegetation that surrounds it all.
The trio of outdoors-themed watches reflects different aspects of nature within the Genbi Valley, such as the lush vegetation that SBGW 277 gives shape to through a true green dial and a warm, brown strap. The navy blue minute hand and pale green face of the SBGW 273 represent the rebirth of seasonal change. The teal dial and dark blue strap of the SBGW 275 embody the river flowing through the cliffs of the Genbi Valley for centuries.
Building upon Grand Seiko’s link to the natural world and the dramatic Japanese landscapes surrounding its workshops, the trio of green dials capitalizes on the recent trend found across the industry while adhering to the classical codes of the Elegance collection. Each watch is built with a 37.3 mm stainless-steel casing and bound with a crocodile leather strap. An exhibition caseback is built into each watch, showing off the complex inner workings of the timepiece, a 9S64 mechanical manual-wind movement. The three manual-wind pieces show extreme efficiency, having power reserves that last up to 72 hours and an accuracy of minus 3 to plus 5 seconds per day.
Exclusive to the United States market starting in November, only 140 pieces of each watch will be available. SBGW 275 will be exclusive to Grand Seiko boutiques and the Grand Seiko website,while SBGW 273 and 277 can be found at select retailers. Live help