This dial additionally includes a fan favourite Grand Seiko texture, generally known as the “rock sample,” which had beforehand been seen in a pair of titanium cased seasonal releases in addition to a black dialed GMT that debuted earlier this yr. In darkish blue, the rock sample definitely provides off a really completely different impression. Whereas the sunshine pink Shunbun from that first seasonal launch is playful and nearly whimsical, there’s one thing extra intense in regards to the blue, and the way the tones of the dial would seem to shift from black to that sharp indigo.
The case has the identical dimensions and form because the SBGA211, the enduring Snowflake, typically regarded as the primary Spring Drive watch to actually resonate deeply with the watch neighborhood. The SBGA469 is made from Zaratsu polished stainless-steel, nonetheless, and never the Snowflake’s extremely light-weight titanium. The watch measures 41mm in diameter, 49mm lug to lug, and 12.5mm thick. It’s not precisely a gown watch (regardless of an inherent ornate high quality), but it surely’s not an apparent sports activities watch both. Like so lots of Grand Seiko’s watches, it sits someplace within the center, which is likely to be a key to their attraction.
The SBGA469 is unique to Grand Seiko’s on-line boutique, and has a retail value of $5,000. Extra data right here.