SBGY013G Elegance Spring Drive 38.5 mm Omiwatari
This is the second timepiece inspired by the legend of Omiwatari, literally "crossing of the gods": every winter Lake Suwa, near the Manufacture, freezes over and ridges form on its surface: according to local legend, these ridges are the path taken by the gods from one shore to the other. True or not, this legend inspired the artisans at Shinshu Watch Studio to create a subtle dial for this hand-wound Spring Drive timepiece. This timepiece interprets the color and texture of Lake Suwa's snow-covered ice with a white dial, while its "big sister", the SBGY007, now a Grand Seiko bestseller, was presented in 2021 with a light blue dial. The bracelet is composed of nine rows ensuring a flexible and precise fit on the wrist. The elegant 38.5mm case used for the SBGY013 required an adaptation of the Zaratsu polishing technique for curved surfaces, so that its sloping lugs could achieve a pristine shine without distortion. The watch is powered by the 9R31 Spring Drive caliber with a double spring barrel, offering a 72-hour power reserve when fully wound. Its fine finishing is visible through the case back, as is the power reserve indicator.
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