In 2015, Grand Seiko took their legendary Spring Drive “Snowflake”—known for its dial that resembles the texture and shimmer of freshly fallen snow—and developed a limited edition in partnership with the Association Japan de la Haute Horlogerie (AJHH). A total of 369 pieces were produced to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the AJHH, which consists of several luxury watch shops in Japan who work together to pass on the culture and tradition of watches to the next generation through education and innovation. For their limited edition they downsized the case from 40.5mm to 39mm and utilized stainless steel instead of titanium. In addition, the 5-piece bracelet was swapped for a sportier 3-piece bracelet, and the power reserve hand and “Spring Drive” text were colored in a distinctive red. The result is an absolutely stunning variant of the “Snowflake” that—due to its limited quantities and desirable features—has become one of the most highly collectible modern Grand Seikos.
Spring Drive AJHH 'Redflake' LE
Grand Seiko 9R65
Grand Seiko stainless steel bracelet
Max Wrist Size:
8in (15 links)
Hand model has a wrist size of 6.2 in
UNWORN: Case is pristine with no signs of use. Original stickers may still be present. Dial, hands, and lume have no imperfections and may show natural, even aging.
MINT: Case has only a few superficial hairlines. Lugs are thick, full, and sharp with superb finishing. Dial, hands, and lume may have micro imperfections visible only with a loupe.
EXCELLENT: Case has very light scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick, full, and well-defined. Dial and hands may have imperfections visible upon close inspection. Lume is fully intact and may show slight discoloration.
VERY GOOD: Case may have a few moderate scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick and full but may have softened edges. Dial and hands may have light stains or marks. Lume may have cracks or discoloration.
GOOD: Case has many scratches and nicks. Lugs may show signs of moderate polishing with worn edges. Dial and hands may have noticeable stains or marks. Lume may be damaged or show significant discoloration.
Case: The case shows minimal signs of wear with a few hairlines and micro nicks present on the lugs and case back. The most notable sign of wear is a very small nick to the bottom of the lug at 11 o’clock. All of the lugs are thick and sharp with beautiful definition between brushed and polished surfaces. The case back engravings are sharp, deep, and fully legible.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The textured “Snowflake” dial and polished hands are pristine with no imperfections. The front and rear sapphire crystals are squeaky clean and scratch-free.
Bracelet/Strap: The fully-linked Grand Seiko stainless steel bracelet shows no stretching and practically no signs of wear with only a few small hairlines present.
Functions: All functions including the crown-winding, time-setting, date-changing, and power reserve indicator are working as expected.
Service History: Unknown.