For all the watchmaking prowess (both technical and aesthetic) Grand Seiko possesses, one of its strengths lies in the ability to capture the fleeting beauty of seasonal Japanese landscapes and translate them into beautiful creations. The recently announced quintet of Grand Seikos at the Seiko 2021 Summit are perfect examples — Kintaro Hattori’s tribute piece has tree rings set on its dial while the four-piece Seasons GMT collection features various sekki influences. We will definitely visit those pieces in later editions but the honour of the first Grand Seiko we cover for 2021 is reserved for another watch, announced just before the summit, the Grand Seiko SLGH005 “White Birch”.
Shirakaba Beauty: Grand Seiko SLGH005
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