The Japanese garden is a well-known and much admired aspect of Japanese culture and provides the inspiration for this new Presage collection. The dial has the depth and rich texture of a Karesansui or Zen garden in which gravel is raked into serene, following patterns like waves or rippling water. The deeply pressed pattern on the dial creates dramatic shadows as do the furrows of gravel in the Karesansui garden.
Equally, the dial uses the same minimalistic design aesthetic as the garden, allowing the eye to enjoy both the free, uncluttered space and the powerful statement made by the hour makers under the curved sapphire crystal.
Two models feature an open heart. A Zen garden is best admired from a fixed viewpoint outside the garden. The unique shape on the left side of the dial is inspired by the interaction of circles and straight lines that is characteristic of the circular window looking out onto a Japanese garden. You can feel the flow of time through the window on the dial.