Iwate prefecture’s northern location creates a unique opportunity to experience and observe the fleeting beauty of the Sakura, the traditional custom of hanami, the viewing of cherry blossoms, later in Spring than in most other regions of Japan. In late April and early May, you can see the cherry trees in full bloom with a snow-capped Mt. Iwate in the background. This serves as the source of inspiration for the U.S. Exclusive SBGW313. The 44GS, released in 1967, was the first to define the Grand Seiko Style and has evolved into a modern interpretation with contemporary practicality. The SBGW313 embodies Grand Seiko Style in a stylish mid-size case at 36.5mm diameter with manually wound mechanical Caliber 9S64, providing the watch a 72-hour power reserve despite its compact size.