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.


Grand Seiko
Model: Spring Drive AJHH 'Snowflake' LE
Reference: SBGA129
Year: 2015
Case Number: 480088
Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 12.7mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Dial: White
Lume: None
Crystal: Sapphire
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: Grand Seiko 9R65
Bracelet/Strap: Grand Seiko stainless steel bracelet
Max Wrist Size: 8in (15 links)


This watch is in excellent condition.

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 & Timing: All functions including the crown-winding, time-setting, date-changing, and power reserve indicator are working as expected. The movement accuracy has been manually observed and is running within 1 second per day.

Service History: Unknown.

  • Watch & bracelet
  • Boxes, instructions, receipt, and guarantee dated March 2015


I'm asking $8,700 net to me via bank transfer or PayPal + fees. The price includes expedited shipping via FedEx within the U.S. and internationally. Trades will not be accepted.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and I'd be happy to answer them for you. I've sold numerous watches on the forums and can provide references at your request. I'm also available on Instagram as tickingtimehomme. Thanks for looking!

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