The Genbi Valley is one of Iwate Prefecture’s most stunning natural scenes. Located in the southwestern city of Ichinoseki and approximately 1.3 miles long, this lush ravine boasts multi-color foliage in the fall, snowscapes in the winter, cherry blossoms in the spring, and azaleas in the summer. The picturesque greenery of the Genbi Valley is the inspiration behind three USA exclusives from Grand Seiko, SBGW273, SBGW275, and SBGW277.
Classic in its form and function, SBGW273 measures 37.3mm in diameter, 11.6mm in thickness, and 44.3mm in length. The lug width is 19mm. The green dial features faceted markers that pair beautifully with the sharp handset. The dials of all three watches are inspired by a Japanese painting method called Kirazuri, which translates to “sparkling painting.” Used here, the technique evokes the look of dense flora, giving the dials great depth.
SBGW273 is powered by caliber 9S64, a mechanical manual winding movement with 72 hours of power reserve.
SBGW273 is a USA-exclusive limited to 140 watches.