From Grand Seiko’s heritage collection comes this beautiful timepiece that has been inspired by Japan’s much loved scene, the Hana-Ikada. This is a moment soon after the spring equinox, Shunbun when cherry blossom petals scattered by the wind cover the surface of a river.
The dial with is pale pink textured surface, captures this beautiful moment in the Japanese seasonal calendar. It’s truly a gorgeous dial and thanks to the bezel -free construction, you get a wide dial opening.
This timepiece is a modern re-interpretation of the famous 1967 Grand Seiko 62GS which was the brand’s first watch with automatic movement. The design of the 62GS helped create Grand Seiko’s visual identity and style.
The Shunbun has the characteristic sharp edges and Zaratsu polishing just like the predecessor. The 47mm case is crafted in High-intensity titanium and features a box shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and a see through case back that showcases the in house caliber Spring Drive 9R65. This is an automatic movement that has an accuracy of plus/minus 1 second per day. The movement has 30 jewels and gives you up to 72 hours of power reserve.
The only major differences (besides the Spring Drive) of this watch compared to the original 62GS, is the hour markers which are now faceted and thinner, and the power reserve indicator on the dial which the predecessor did not have.
I really like the look of this Grand Seiko, with is beautiful dial, super-crisp case lines and impeccable Zaratsu polishing and lest not forget about the very elegant titanium bracelet with deployment buckle which also have an impressive finish.
This one to me is a must have!