Grand Seiko Heritage Collection
Japan?s natural world offers a rich variety of sights that are both ephemeral and lastingly memorable. Grand Seiko often takes inspiration from nature and imbues it into its timepieces. The dial of SBGW289, for example, pulls from Sakura-kakushi ("the hiding of the cherry blossom"), the moment in spring when snow and cherry blossom co-exist in northern Japan. The color here is a delicate pink with a slight silver hue that perfectly captures the moment when the cherry blossoms peek through the snow under the sunshine of spring. The dynamic nature of this dial is further emphasized by the delicate kirazuri texture, which translates to "sparkling painting."