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Grand Seiko Spring Drive "Snowflake" SBGA211G 2022 [Preowned]

RM19,000.00 MYR

Overview 

In a groundbreaking fusion of innovation and horological prowess, Grand Seiko defies conventional boundaries with the Spring Drive technology, proving that quartz can transcend its utilitarian origins and emerge as a symbol of haute horlogerie. The Snowflake SBGA211 epitomizes this paradigm shift, inviting enthusiasts to embrace modernity without sacrificing tradition.

Introduced in 2005, the Spring Drive mechanism marries the mechanical essence of traditional watchmaking with the precision of quartz technology. While 80% of its components mirror those of a mechanical movement, a quartz crystal regulates time, ensuring unparalleled accuracy. Grand Seiko's commitment to excellence extends to the production of their quartz crystals in-house, a testament to their dedication to mastery.

Delving into the Snowflake SBGA211's construction, the attention to detail is evident from the outset. A meticulously crafted high-intensity titanium bracelet exudes quality, marrying comfort with durability. Though the adjustment mechanism may pose a challenge, the bracelet's overall execution rivals that of esteemed competitors.

The case, a hallmark of Grand Seiko's renowned craftsmanship, exemplifies precision engineering. High-intensity titanium, with its satin-finished and polished surfaces, showcases the brand's mastery of materials. Notably, the Zaratsu technique delivers a flawless mirror finish, underscoring the brand's commitment to perfection.

At the heart of the Snowflake SBGA211 lies its eponymous dial, a masterpiece of Japanese inspiration and artisanal skill. Depicting freshly fallen snow, its textured surface evokes a sense of serene beauty. Grand Seiko's signature hands and indexes, meticulously crafted and exquisitely finished, further enhance readability and aesthetic appeal.

Spring Drive technology, with its tri-synchro regulator, offers unrivaled precision and a seamless seconds hand motion. The calibre 9R65, housed within the Snowflake SBGA211, embodies Seiko's relentless pursuit of horological excellence. While less emotionally driven than traditional mechanical movements, its hybrid nature offers undeniable advantages in accuracy and performance.

In conclusion, the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Snowflake SBGA211 represents a triumph of craftsmanship and innovation. With its blend of technical prowess, understated elegance, and unparalleled precision, it stands as a formidable contender in the luxury watch landscape. A worthy consideration for discerning collectors seeking a timepiece that transcends convention and embraces the future of watchmaking.

The SBGA211 Snowflake was the firstly introduced in Japan in 2005, and later available worldwide in 2010. Until today, remains one of the most sought after Spring Drive GS watches.

Specifications

 Brand :
 Grand Seiko 
 Model Name :
 Heritage Collection Spring Drive "Snowflake"
 Reference :
 SBGA211G
 Material
 Titanium Steel
 Movement :  Caliber 9R65, Spring Drive 72 hours Power Reserve
 Case Diameter :
 41mm
 Bracelet / Strap :  Titanium Steel
 Features :  100m depth rate, Screw-down crown, Allergy-safe metal, 30 jewels, Power reserve indicator

 

Condition

Preowned, Excellent Condition, Complete Original Set with Box and Paper dated December 2022.

Warranty

5 years original manufacturers warranty