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Ji-Ku

Material
Platinium
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Dial finish
Japanese laquer
Water resistance
30 m
Size
ø 39 mm
Thickness
11.3 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 60 h, 18000 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Worldtime
Reference
216TMZ 1/1
Launch date
03.2022
Collection
216TMZ / 1-piece limited series
Price incl. VAT
365’000 CHF
Description

One of the greatest lacquer artist of Japan, Tatsuo Kitamura, creates works of lacquer art that stand at the pinnacle of Japanese tradition. It brings a craft that has existed for hundreds of years into the present, exemplifying the passion to preserve the soul, spirit and identity of traditional Japanese culture as expressed in the Edo period. This superlative work engages us immediately on a physical level and one can only stand in awe at the commitment, patience and dedication required to create these works of art. The dial shown here, using the techniques of lacquering with Saiei Makie and Somata zaiku takes several months of work to complete. The raw materials for its creation are: Kinpun (gold dust), Jyunkin-itakane (gold leaf), Yakou-gai (shell of great green turban) and Awabi-gai (abalone shell from New Zealand).

This symbiosis of Japanese tradition with the Swiss haute horlogerie creations of Kari Voutilainen represents an all-embracing mechanical and visual work of art that unites the East and West in perfect harmony.