The Grand Seiko brand have always been associated with craftsmanship and Japanese artistry. Their dedication to perfection and culture was exhibited in their flawless Zaratsu polishing, unrelenting advancement for accuracy, and beautiful dials deeply rooted in Japanese tradition.
Grand Seiko has recently released their Evolution 9 series, a fresh design based from the classic 44GS grammar of design powered by either the new Grand Seiko 9RA2 5 days spring drive movement or the 9SA5 80 hours 36 000 bph high-beat movement.
Two design that caught my eye is the the SLGA007 and SLGA009:
SLGA007 "Lake Suwa" displayed a blue dial with wave patterns that "evokes the gentle sway of the surface, or minamo, of Lake Suwa." The more you look at the dial, the more it looks like the ripples of waves of the lake.
SGLA009 "Shirakaba" (white birch) "captures the quiet mood of the white birch tree forests near the studio in Shinshu". Compared to the SLGH005 white birch that seems metallic, the SLGA009 represent a whiter, flatter, and subtler dial that is more pleasing to the eyes.
You cannot go wrong with these two watches, but personally I love that blue that represent continuous ripples of waves with golden hands that represents the shimmering light on the surface of the lake. It really showcase the dynamic "nature of time" that's always moving and changing. It a constant reminder that we should always continue to push forward in our lives no matter the circumstances, good or bad, as time doesn't wait for anyone. It keeps on going like a sand-timer until the last second of your life in the earth.
What do you thing of these models? If you have the chance which one will you choose?
🇮🇩🇭🇰 New watch enthusiast & accuracy snob from Indonesia! Want to learn more about horology with fellow enthusiast! Proud owner of Seiko SARB033 & Casio GW-M5610