Windows Hakose Steel
Minase aims at celebrating traditional crafts and techniques from Japan and partners with famous urushi master Junichi Hakose for this edition. A serie of 4 Urushi makie dials were developed around the theme of Japanese nature. Hakose’s urushi makie dials are fitted in the Seven Windows model. Each timepiece comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity and packed in a hand-made wooden box, wrapped in Minase furoshiki.
Rose/Yellow gold or Stainless steel 316L. Dual spherical box type sapphire crystal (with multi layers non-reflective coating) on the top, see through case back and 5 sapphire windows at 12', 3' (2), 6’ and 9'. Water resistant up to 50 meters (5 Bar).
38 x 47 mm. Thickness : 13 mm. 160 g.
Swiss ETA based components (2892A2) high end execution with hand-finished surfaces with perlage, bridges and main plate in black “or”. Blue screws. Bridges with diamond polished bevels. Customized Minase rotor. ETACHRON regulator system. MPS lubrication-free bearings. Very high precision TOP range execution. 50 hours’ power reserve. 21 Jewels. Frequency 28’800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Four different dials around the theme of nature are available : Komon, Four seasons, Yama Sakura and Yoshino Sakura. All dials are hand-crafted by Master Hakose in his studio and hence unique. Urushi laquer, paint, gold flakes and makie.
Polished steel, minute and second bent at the tip, luminous material on hours’ and minutes’
Hours, minutes and central second hands. Date at 4.
Calf leather, hand-sewed at the Minase factory in Japan..
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.
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