Introducing the Grand Seiko “Crow” American Special Edition

A new version of early summer celebrates the first frost of autumn.

The first day of this summer is June 20th, but Da Seiko New Soko looks a bit far from the special edition of the United States. “Soko” is the name of 24 so-called “solar terms” or “sekki” (called “sekki” in Japan), which are part of the traditional luni-solar East Asian calendar. Broadly speaking, they are points that can be found 15º apart from each other on the plane of the zodiac. They are used to maintain the coordination of the lunar and lunar years, and to determine the necessity of a month.

The sekki is the channel to maintain the four seasons, which is essential for the agricultural culture and the precise track necessary to ensure that the calendar and seasons are not out of sync. Therefore, they reflect the names of seasons and agricultural milestones throughout the year (according to legend, the first sekki determined that this is the winter solstice). Soko means “frost drop”, which is the period when the first frost appears (other sekki’s names are “rain more than snow” and “hibernating insects wake up”).

The Grand Seiko Soko American Special Edition continues the history of Grand Seiko’s watch design, based on Japanese culture, especially the Japanese cultural performance in all aspects of the natural environment. Although this is often found in Grand Seiko’s dial design (Spring Drive “Snowflake” is probably the most famous example), it can also be found in Grand Seiko’s movement design and finishing methods. An example is the Spring Drive 8-day power reserve, whose sports board is a stylized representative of Mt. Fuji

Grand Seiko SPRING DRIVE SBGA085 Replica Watch

Of all the technical achievements of Seiko, the most distinctive one may be Spring Drive-I will unconditionally say the most distinctive, of course, this year, Seiko provided us with the new 9SA5 Hi-Beat movement, the escapement mechanism Types of. Despite this, Spring Drive can still provide a time-lapse visual experience, which is not only unique in Seiko’s product portfolio, but also in the general modern watchmaking industry, its smooth and silent second hand display is unique. I think that this kind of passing away represents a particularly effective setting against the design of Seiko Natural Dial.

The characteristics of the natural landscape at the turn of the seasons (usually part of the Japanese area where Seiko cheap watches Popular are made) are usually the source of inspiration for specially crafted Seiko dials. In this case, the inspiration is in a very special place in Kyoto-Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.

Arashiyama is an area located in the western suburbs of Kyoto City. Its bamboo forest is not only a tourist in Japan, but also a famous destination for tourists from all over the world to Kyoto. The wind whispers in the bamboo forest, making this grove one of the most famous “soundscapes” in modern Japan. The area is also of great spiritual significance and the seat of the historic Tenryuji Temple where the Buddhist Buddhism Linji Sect (usually considered to represent one of the most rigorous and demanding forms of Zen meditation).

The bamboo forest of Arashiyama visually and visually interacts with the deep emerald green of the bamboo itself, so there are two different Soko special editions-one with a vertically textured silver dial, and the other-“shadow” model-slate Grey dial with vertical texture. Both watches have a common emerald green second hand and power reserve indicator, which of course reflect the bright green of the Arashiyama bamboo forest.

Although we have become accustomed to many Grand Seiko special and limited editions of 40mm and larger, the size of these new Spring Drive models is more modest, 39mm x 12.5mm. These two new watches have become some of the cheapest Grand Seiko Spring Drive models offered by American Grand Seiko).

Both watches are equipped with a stainless steel bracelet with a button folding clasp and an alligator leather strap with a folding clasp. From a pricing and design perspective, I think this is one of the most interesting Grand Seiko Spring Drive releases on the US market this year, and they represent an opportunity to experience Grand Seiko’s unique technology and design methods, and through very attractive prices , And very flexible physical dimensions. We will take a closer look at these two Online fake watches in the near future.

Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: Grand Seiko American Special Edition Soko Spring Drive
Reference number: SBGA427, SBGA429
Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 12.5mm
Case material: stainless steel
Dial color: “shadow” or “light” with vertical texture
Index: Applied, diamond polished
Water resistance: 10 bar / 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel and crocodile leather, all with button folding clasp

Caliber: 9R65 Grand Seiko spring driver
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve, 8-second sliding wheel, power reserve adjusted by electromagnetic brake and quartz chronograph
: 72 hours
Chain: manual and automatic
Gems: 30
Accuracy: ±1 second per day/15 seconds per month (average)