The Grand Seiko Snowflake is probably the single most iconic model for Grand Seiko Spring Drive, having been first introduced in 2010. In the seven years since its release it became a huge industry favourite.
The texture of the dial is compared to that of freshly fallen snow. It’s said to be inspired by the snow fallen on the mountains next to the Shinshu Watch Studio in Shiojiri. The blue second hand ads a unique pop of colour emphasizing the Spring Drive movement. It stands out over the contrasting pure white face and creates a dramatic effect with its unique glide motion.