Windows Midsize Hakose Steel

CHF 14'200.00

Deposit : CHF 4'260.00 Per item

Online Purchase of Masterpieces

Masterpieces are often produced upon order, so we kindly ask you to pay a 30% deposit to confirm your interest and reserve your watch. We'll then give you the approximative delivery date. If the watch isn't in stock, production may take up to 10 months at the moment.

As soon as your watch is ready for shipment, we'll ask you to pay the balance of the total amount and, on receipt, we'll proceed with shipment.

Shipments are 100% organized for you, from transportation to customs. Once we receive the final payment, the watch will be delivered in the next 3-4 days.

Watches without personalization can be returned within 14 days.

Minase Windows Midsize by Hakose

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.

Urushi laquer

Urushi lacquer has been used in many facets of Japanese culture for over 7000 years. The lacquer comes from the sap of the Urushi tree that grows is China, Japan or Korea. Highly poisonous to the touch, the urushi sap can only be harvested carefully and in small quantities.

Hakose begins with drawing drafts. The overall balance, production methods and coloring will be chosen specifically in accord with the sketches. A first layer of Urushi laquer is applied and heated in order to prevent the dial from future decolorating and rusting. The procedure is repeated 2 to 3 times.

Hakose will then start decorating the dial. Alternating between painting, spreading metal powder on a urushi lacquer base and placing flat flakes of gold (hirame gold).

Sarazu hand-polishing

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.

Product information


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).

32 x 40 mm. Thickness : 12 mm. 110 g.

Based on ETA 2824 ébauches, Minase KT8001/2 movement is decorated and customized by MINASE with hand-made polishing and « perlage » on plates and bridges. Rotor is covered in black or. Power reserve 38 hours.

This design represents Japanese nature. 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.

Calf leather, hand-sewed at the Minase factory in Japan..


CHF 14'900.00

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About Minase

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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