The Nature-Inspired Textures of Grand Seiko’s Sōkō Frost Timepieces

Two new US-exclusive special edition wristwatches honor the transition from autumn to winter

Through exquisite finishes and an enchantingly icy aesthetic, the two new watches of the Grand Seiko Sōkō Frost collection invoke the artistry of nature. The Japanese luxury watchmaker looked to the moment of first frost and the transition from autumn to winter for design inspiration here. In Japan, a year isn’t only shoehorned into four seasons; it’s defined by 24 sekki (which can be further …

Legacy Leather Strap

There’s more than an elegant asymmetry to Accutron’s Legacy watch, which honors the brand’s iconic “521” model from the ’60s. This new gold-toned stainless steel model, limited to 600 numbered pieces, is powered by Accutron’s Swiss-made automatic movement (visible through an open caseback). Further, a lizard-embossed brown leather strap rounds out the inspired, contemporary design language.

Spaceview 2020 Matte Green Alligator Strap

Powered by a state-of-the-art electrostatic movement (that requires no winding or batteries), the Spaceview 2020 timepiece extends Accutron’s history of technical innovation even further. The open-work design of the watch face—which references original Accutron retrofuturism, though updated for today—reminds wearers (and anyone who catches a glimpse) that this is a watch unlike any other, both inside and out. This limited edition Accutron Spaceview 2020 iteration, …