Since the first Grand Seiko was introduced in 1960, the image of the lion – then engraved on the case back – has become a recurring iconic symbol of the Japanese luxury brand. The latest Spring Drive masterpiece reflects this tradition through stunning high jewelry craftsmanship. It is limited to only eight pieces.

The platinum case measures 44.5mm and the dial is set with 5.62 carats of diamonds and 1.25 carats of hand-crafted blue sapphires. 112 diamonds are set on the surface, while another 60 baguette-cut diamonds adorn the bezel. On the dial, blue sapphires and baguette diamonds serve as hour and minute markers surrounding an inner ring made of blue mother-of-pearl. The crown features a brilliant-cut blue sapphire.

All of these gems are carefully placed by master jewelry artists between two ultra-thin 18-karat white gold rails at the Shinshu Watch Studio of the Shiojiri factory in Nagano Prefecture, where Grand Seiko Spring watches are produced. Drive.

The Spring Drive 9R01 movement guarantees accuracy of ±10 seconds per month and a power reserve of 8 days or 192 hours thanks to three sequentially arranged barrels. The sapphire crystal back display also demonstrates beautiful craftsmanship, with a metal plate reminiscent of the shape of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain.

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