Sakura, spring and snow. Nature at its most inspirational.
This limited edition celebrates the 55th anniversary of the celebrated 44GS, the watch that, in 1967, was the first to embody the Grand Seiko Style, the philosophy that has guided the design of every subsequent Grand Seko watch. At 36.5 mm in diameter and 11.6 mm in thickness, it is compact and easy to wear thanks to slimness of the manual winding Caliber 9S64.
The combination of a flat dial and a wide opening lets light pour in and allows the razor-edged, multi-faceted indexes and hour and minute hands to show their brilliance, thus making the time easy to read. The dial has the texture and delicate pink color of the new cherry blossom when it is covered with snow. The ephemeral beauty of this early Spring phenomenon is greatly appreciated in Japan. It is known as Sakura-kakushi, which means ‘the hiding of the cherry blossom’.