The newly released Grand Seiko 37mm Quartz Snowflake is a timepiece that signifies the quiet but impressive resurgence of quartz watches. In an era where mechanical watches often steal the spotlight, this quartz marvel is set to make a significant impact. Grand Seiko, renowned for its craftsmanship, presents the SBGX355, affectionately known as the “Snowflake Quartz,” featuring its renowned 9F62 movement in an elegantly wearable case.
Grand Seiko enthusiasts will recall the iconic Snowflake SBGA211, a modern classic in the brand’s collection. The Snowflake Quartz SBGX355 inherits the distinctive textured dial that captured hearts but offers a simpler design and a more modest size. This 37mm by 44.6mm timepiece is crafted from high-intensity titanium, exuding durability and style.
The signature dial with its windswept snowy texture remains the centerpiece, complemented by a black minute track, polished indexes, and dauphine hands, including a contrasting blued seconds hand. A practical date window at 3 o’clock completes the dial.
The SBGX355 is housed in a sleek case with a shiny angled bezel, matte-finished lugs, and polished chamfers. It boasts water resistance up to 10 bar, meeting the needs of most wearers.
What sets this timepiece apart is the revered 9F62 quartz movement, lauded for its precision with an accuracy of ±10 seconds per year and a unique backlash auto-adjust mechanism. It’s a testament to Grand Seiko’s commitment to crafting exceptional watches. Priced at $3,800, the Grand Seiko 37mm Quartz Snowflake is a testament to the enduring appeal and innovation of quartz watches.
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