NEW GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE 'OMIWATARI' SBGY007 - AUGUST 2021 NEWS
New Grand Seiko SBGY007 Is Inspired by
The Icy "Pathway Of The Gods"
J Farren-Price is pleased to have just received the new Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGY007, which evokes “Omiwatari,” otherwise known as “A God’s Crossing.” Every winter, Lake Suwa freezes over entirely. Due to the hot springs that flow beneath the lake, the surface of the ice stretches and forms large cracks and ridges, forming what looks like a path along the ice. This naturally occurring phenomenon is the source of the Omiwatari legend, which describes the Shinto gods crossing over the surface of the ice, creating the aforementioned path."
"The mold for this unique ""Omiwatari"" dial pattern is made by craftsman by using several type of hummers to create both edges and roundness, a representation of the frozen lake surface.
Powered by the thin Caliber 9R31 made at the Shishu Watch Studio. It is 72 hours thanks to the Dual Spring Barrel, a power reserve indicator on the back and beautiful lateral hairlines on the movement's exterior".