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Horizon 1.0 – Steel
1 in stock
01. Exhibition Discount
This collection piece is offered with a 30% discount because it was displayed at exhibitions. It may therefore feature some small scratches but the watch will be fully revised before shipment.
02. Free express shipping
Shipments are 100% organized for you, from transportation to customs. In-stock watches are delivered in 3-4 days. Out-of-stock watches will be shipped between 3 to 4 weeks and special executions (gold engraving, Hakose Urushi and on-demand watches) can take up to 3 months.
03. Bracelet Sizing
We size stainless steel bracelets for free. Indicate your wrist size at checkout. A video shows you how to do it at the bottom of this page.
04. No returns
Watches on sale cannot be returned.
Minase Horizon 1.0
With the collection Horizon, Minase wanted to pay tribute to their beautiful island country. Whenever you go to the shore, you can see the horizon line. So far away, the ocean always looks calm, and that’s what Minase tried to transpose with the Horizon watch. The overall watch looks calm and peaceful. Yet if you look at the sides, there is something strong, powerful and virile. The finishing of the sides was inspired by the Katana, the famous samurai sword.
Minase watches' steel parts are hand-polished with the Sallaz polishing technique (also known as sarazu). A technique of polishing the steel by hand, piece after piece requiring an impressive level of skills and dexterity. Furthermore, steel bracelets are uniquely constructed; No exterior screws or pins are visible when the watch is worn thanks to the use of tiny screws on the underside of each bracelet link.
MORE & Case in Case
“Minase Original Rebuilding Equation” patented structure allows Minase watchmakers to assemble and disassemble exterior parts of the watch, such as the case and bracelet, as many times as they need to refit or repair the watch.
The case in case construction is unique to Minase watches and was inspired by Japanese 3D puzzles. The mechanical movement is enclosed between a plate and a top container (which acts as the dial) on which the index ring is fitted. This whole inner box looks like a floating structure screwed at the four corners inside each case.
Free sizing of your watch
We offer the possibility to size steel bracelet to your wrist's size at no charge. To this effect, kindly fill in the bellow space. Without any information from you, a watch with standard size bracelet will be provided.
01. Print model
Print out this page onto an A4 piece of paper, ensuring that you do not have “Fit to page/Page scaling” selected.
Compare the bracelet size guide with a ruler to double check it has printed to the correct scale.
If the scale is correct, cut out the bracelet size guide around its borders, and cut along the dotted line between the two X marked at the bottom of the scale.
Place the size guide around your wrist, and pull the pointed end through the slit. Make sure there is enough room left around the wrist to allow for an index finger to fit through.
05. Done !
Read the measurement in millimeters (mm) as it appears through the slit. This is your watch bracelet size !
Stainless steel 316L. Dual spherical box type sapphire crystal (non reflective coating), see-through case back. Water resistant up to 50 meters (5 Bar).
Dimensions & Weight
38 x 51 mm. Thickness : 12,0 mm. 170 g.
KT7001/1, power reserve 38 hours, Swiss ebauches, customized by MINASE with hand-made polishing and « perlage » on plates and bridges.
Steel, polished steel indexes
Hours, minutes and central second hands. Date at 3.
Polished, luminous material on hours’ and minutes’
316L stainless steel with deployment buckle. MORE concept.
Minase watchesMinase watches are unique
Minase is a boutique watch manufacturer based in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Producing less than 500 pieces a year, Minase’s philosophy is to make unique, beautiful and highly qualitative hand-made watches that embody the values, traditions and typical crafts of Japan.
When it was founded 15 years ago, Minase decided to hire people from the region and train them following the principle of Monozukuri: learning by doing, again and again. This resulted in a highly motivated workforce of experts who consider their work more than a job. A pride born out in the passion Minase Watches display.