A few days in the past, Grand Seiko launched 4 new watches, highlighted by a brand new “Omiwatari.” Formally dubbed the SBGY013 for these following together with Grand Seiko’s utilitarian naming schema, this new Omiwatari is a snow-white tackle final yr’s Omiwatari, the icy blue SBGY007.
As a fast reminder, the title “Omiwatari” is derived from Lake Suwa, in Central Japan, which freezes over if the winter chilly is deep sufficient, and because it does, monumental ridges are shaped, stated to be the monitor left by the Shinto deity, Takeminakata-no-kami – “Omiwatari” actually interprets to “the pathway of the gods.”
Apart from the brand new, pure white dial, the brand new SBGY013 has one other huge addition: a nine-link bracelet, a primary for the Omiwatari’s case. (Grand Seiko additionally makes clear that this bracelet will match the SBGY007.) Apart from these two modifications, the brand new Omiwatari is rather a lot just like the outdated Omiwatari: It is powered by the identical 9R31 Spring Drive motion, and the case is identical – stainless-steel, measuring 38.5mm.