The indigo dye known as Katsu-iro has a long and storied tradition in Japan, one that goes back to the 15th century Sengoku period. The distinct blue of this indigo dye signified victory, and it was proudly used to color the armor worn by samurai. In SBGA469, Grand Seiko brings together this dynamic hue with the brand’s acclaimed Iwao, or rock pattern, dial to create a highly versatile Spring Drive package through the Heritage Collection.
The textured dial has broad, faceted indexes that contrast perfectly against the dark blue base. Grand Seiko’s iconic handset features a hairline-brushed top surface so as not to get lost against the darker dial. The stainless steel case measures 41mm in diameter, 12.5mm in thickness, and 49mm in length, and it is finished via Grand Seiko's acclaimed Zaratsu technique.
A sapphire case back allows for an open view of the Spring Drive 9R65 caliber. Produced at the Shinshu Watch Studio in Nagano, Spring Drive combines a mainspring with an electro-magnetic regulator that functions without an external power source. It delivers a precision of one second a day and has a second hand the advances in a smooth, gliding motion, a feature that is unique to Spring Drive.
SBGA469 is a Boutique Online Limited Edition.
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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.