The town of Shizukuishi is situated near Mt. Iwate in northern Japan. Home to Studio Shizukuishi where Grand Seiko manufactures their mechanical watches, Shizukuishi gets its name from the Japanese words shizuku (water drops) and ishi (rocks). The name can be traced back to a local legend about an elderly man who discovers a bottomless cave by following the sound of resonating water droplets. SBGW263 honors this myth, and Shizukuishi with it, by featuring a stunning hand-engraved dial that tells this story. (Be sure to also learn about SBGW264, inspired by the natural beauty of Shizukuishi).
Master engraver Kiyoshi Terui and his small team engrave all the elements on the 18k white gold dial by hand. Their work covers not only the hands and indexes, but also the Grand Seiko name and the star mark at the 6 o’clock position (indicating the use of precious metal of the dial). Every stroke of the blade has to be exactly right, a task made all the more difficult by the curvature of the dial. These plates and the dial itself are made of 18k white gold. The engraving of each watch requires many days of this intense and highly skilled work.
SBGW263 is powered by manual winding Caliber 9S64. A solid case back is adorned with a gold Grand Seiko lion emblem.
This truly unique timepiece is offered in a limited edition of 20 pieces.
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Products may be returned to Grand Seiko Boutique Online within 14 days of the delivery date. Option for a return and refund or exchange is possible when the watch is returned in new, unworn condition, with all original contents included in the package. Upon receiving your return, Grand Seiko will verify the condition of the watch. If there are any missing items, damage, or wear found, you may be subject to fees accordingly. Please be sure to remove any jewelry or other watches before trying on the watch to avoid damage. Please do not size the watch if you return it as it will not be considered new. Please contact the Grand Seiko Boutique Online team HERE to initiate a return. Please see the TERMS for more.
Warranty – All Grand Seiko watches come with a 5-year international warranty. Grand Seiko Boutiques and Grand Seiko Boutique Online provide an additional 1-year warranty at no additional charge for a total of 6 years coverage under the limited warranty. Please see the TERMS for more.