Elegance Collection celebrates ever changing seasons.
In Japan, each of the four seasons of the year is experienced in six phases and all have their own distinct characters. The subtle changes from one to the next bring the nature of time ever closer to our senses. Each one of these watches celebrates one of the year’s twenty four seasonal phases or sekki. From the arrival of the first cherry blossom to the sound of icy snow, each sekki tells its own story and is a step along the journey through the year, from Shunbun, the moment that nature awakens in spring, to Tōji and the glistening cold of winter.
Grand Seiko celebrates the rhythm of the seasons in a series of new creations, each of which has a unique dial whose design draws inspiration from a different sekki and celebrates the beauty of Japanese nature at its particular moment in the annual cycle. It is an expression of the very nature of time itself.
Shunbun. The spring equinox finally arrives and everyone senses that spring is truly in the air. The wild cherry trees in the mountains, long covered with frost, start to bloom and their sakura blossom decorates the slopes. The green dial and rose gold tone accents perfectly capture the arrival of spring.
Shōsho. High summer approaches and, at last, the rainy season ends. The warm wind creates delicate ripples in the many thousands of lakes and ponds that shimmer in the early summer sun throughout Japan. The wave pattern dial brings Shōsho to life as the long, tapered seconds hand, driven by the high beat caliber, moves powerfully across the dial.
Kanro. The evenings draw in and the first frosts appear. There is chill in the morning air. The Spring Drive glide motion seconds hand moves smoothly, silently and mysteriously, like the moon across the calm night sky. Autumn is at its height.
Tōji. The winter solstice has arrived. The days are short and the air is crisp and clear. Even the snow muffles the sound of the wind. The dial has the texture and color of the snow that covers the landscape and shimmers in the crystal-clear light. The GMT hand catches the last rays of the evening sun.