The dial color is inspired by the mossy gardens of the Hokuriku region of Japan. The gold-colored second hand represents sunlight piercing through the trees, creating a scene of dramatic natural beauty. The deep, glossy green dial, characteristic of lacquer, was crafted under the supervision of lacquer artist Isshu Tamura.
The case has a clean form that enhances the beauty of the urushi lacquer dial. With the dual-curved sapphire crystal, the watch has a slimmer appearance on the wrist than many previous creations in the series.
The strap is made of leather produced by a tannery certified by the LWG (Leather Working Group).
The Leather Working Group (LWG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to responsibly made, sustainable leather production. Since 2005, LWG has designed standards to certify all actors in the supply chain.
Lacquer Artist: Isshu Tamura
Born in 1957, Isshu Tamura trained in the traditional Kaga Maki-e gold lacquer technique of Kanazawa. After honing his skills in the technique, Mr. Tamura set out to produce unparalleled original works of art. He has executed his technique in Kaga Maki-e not only in lacquerware, but also in the creation of luxury fountain pens and wristwatches which have received worldwide acclaim for their elaborate detail and fine beauty. The Artisan of Time: Lacquer Artist