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Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:47 pm
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SBGA011 Model: SBGA011, Case Size: 41mm, Thickness: 12.5mm, Crystal: Sapphire, Water Resistance: 100m, Movement: 9R65 Automatic Spring-Driven Movement
The first "Snowflake" was released not only before Grand Seiko was established as an independent brand, but also before Seiko distributed Grand Seiko watches outside of Japan. referee. The SBGA011 was launched in the Japanese market in 2005 and established the familiar template with a stamped brass dial with a special silver-plated finish that resembles the look and texture of the fresh snow that covers the Hikata mountains surrounding Seiko's Shinshu watch workshops of mountains. Nagano Prefecture, Japan. (The first attempts at making such a dial date back to the 70s; it was modern watchmakers who discovered the prototype that inspired the 21st century version.) The watch is equipped with a self-winding Spring Drive Caliber 9R65 with a 72-hour power reserve and a daily +/- 1 second accuracy. Combining a traditional balance wheel with electromagnetic energy and a quartz oscillator instead of a classic mechanical escapement. The dial features a date window with a finely faceted frame at 3 o'clock, and an analog power reserve indicator between 6 and 7 o'clock. Notably, this original model is the only "Snowflake" to bear both the Seiko logo (at 12 o'clock) and the Grand Seiko logo (at 6 o'clock).