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Model Spotlight: Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211 Snowflake

To fully understand just what makes the Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211 Snowflake such an extraordinary timepiece, one must start with what makes Grand Seiko itself so extraordinary.

From its very beginning in 1960, Grand Seiko was born with the goal of crafting the ideal watch. That goal has remained the driving force behind this much-loved brand. Grand Seiko is one of the few fully-integrated watch manufacturers in the world, committed to producing the ultimate in durable, accurate and stylish timepieces. From research and development to assembly and inspection, Grand Seiko continually aims for higher and higher levels of precision. A lion, symbolizing the “king of watches,” adorns the case back of each and every Grand Seiko timepiece, signifying the brand’s commitment to perfection.

Heritage, one of Grand Seiko’s premier collections, features bold yet classic men’s timepieces, with impeccable design; practical, user-friendly features and unmatched reliability. Time-tested craftsmanship and exquisite sophistication that never goes out of style are both apparent in each Heritage model. Those attributes reach their pinnacle with the Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211 Snowflake, one of Grand Seiko’s most iconic watches.

grand seiko snowflake SBGA211

The Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211, affectionately known as the Snowflake by watch aficionados, features a high-intensity, light-as-snow titanium case and bracelet. The SBGA211 is powered by Spring Drive, Grand Seiko’s unique caliber, which combines the force of a mainspring found with the high precision of a quartz watch. The titanium case provides impressive scratch and corrosion resistance, yet is 30% lighter than steel and a true pleasure to wear. The blue steel second hand moves smoothly in a glide motion and glows over the contrasting snow-white case to create an even more dramatic movement. In keeping with Grand Seiko’s dedication to technological expertise, the SBGA211 has a 72-hour (3-day) power reserve and a power reserve indicator on the bottom left of the dial.

The Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA211 Snowflake—cutting-edge technology, time-tested craftsmanship, impeccable design—captures and refines the very essence of a world-class timepiece.


About The Author: Jimmy Inglish


Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Jimmy Inglish graduated from UCLA (go Bruins!) and is now a deeply-rooted California transplant. He has been serving as the social media director for Feldmar Watch Company since 2019 and runs the official Instagram page.

An avid watch collector, Jimmy has been building his own collection since 2014. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his 95-lb German Shepherd/Husky mix, Reginald Wilkerson and posting unique wrist shots to his personal Instagram page, @watchfiend.

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