Presage Arita Porcelain
The design for this watch is inspired by the Japanese tradition of “Suigetsu:” the enjoyment of the moon’s reflection on lakes and ponds.
The creation of each watch dial is a multi-stage process which requires great skill and patience. The dials are produced by master craftsman Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his colleagues in Arita where porcelain has been made since 1830.
The craftsmen use a special type of Arita porcelain specially formulated to be harder and more durable than traditional porcelain, in order to be suitable for watch dials. A very precise casting mould is used to create the precise dimensions required to fit perfectly into a wristwatch. Whilst in traditional Arita porcelain a special glaze is applied to create its distinctive subtle blue sheen, a clear, transparent glaze is used for the dial of this timepiece to allow the natural whiteness of the porcelain material to shine through.
This pure white porcelain, called Hakuji, echoes the delicate reflection of the moon on water, and creates a sharp contrast with the blue of the hands, roman numerals and sub-dials. The combination of the blue colour with the white Arita porcelain lends the watch a uniquely Japanese aesthetic that captures the transient yet memorable beauty of the time-honoured tradition of “Suigetsu.”
Seiko Presage: Timeless looks, precisely Japanese mechanical timekeeping. Minimalistic watch designs with a distinct Japanese aesthetic.
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