Grand Seiko SLGA019 Spring Drive 5 Days High-Intensity Titanium “Lake Suwa”


Grand Seiko SLGA019 – Inspired by minamo, powered by 9RA2

Available: July 2023.

Lake Suwa sits to the southeast of the Shinshu Watch Studio, where Grand Seiko crafts all Spring Drive watches. SLGA019 is inspired by this serene body of water, with a dial pattern that evokes minamo, the gentle sway of the water surface of Lake Suwa, with ripples emulating the water’s shallow waves that sparkle whenever the dial catches the light.

Representative of the Evolution 9 Style, the 40mm High-Intensity Titanium case has a lower profile and center of gravity, ensuring a comfortable fit on the wrist. Its faceted mid-case features a blend of Grand Seiko’s Zaratsu polishing and hairline finishing, giving the whole watch a dynamic look. This level of finishing is accomplished by hand as it demands a high degree of skill.

Powered by Spring Drive Caliber 9RA2, SLGA019 has a notable 120-hour (5-day) power reserve and an improved accuracy of ±0.5 seconds per day, or ±10 seconds per month. 9RA2 takes the power-reserve indicator off the dial and moves it to the case back side of the watch. The seconds hand glides across the SLGA021’s textured blue dial, evoking the nature of time.