Japan is a country where the natural charms of the seasons are woven into the fabric of everyday life. Taking up this concept, this new Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT dial expresses the beauty that can be achieved by observing the interplay between nature and culture and imparts the feeling of a quiet place during a Japanese winter.

Consider the lacquered floors one would find in a traditional Japanese home or a Buddhist temple and how they become a prism of the natural world around them. Soft white snow accumulating on the branches of the trees can reflect off the dark floors, causing them to shine as white snow itself. And yet the definition of floorboards remains.

The inhabited world reflects nature back to us – a fresh snow cover, or yukigesho – and is captured in the dial of the new SBGJ271.

This beautiful winter scenery is hosted by a Zaratsu polished stainless steel case of 39,5mm, and comes on a matching bracelet. The timepiece is powered by Hi-Beat 36000 GMT 986, a high frequency caliber delivering 55 hours of power reserve, a +5/-3 seconds per day accuracy, and featuring a true GMT feature.