THE MAGICAL BEAUTY OF KANAZAWA IS CAPTURED IN A DEEP GREEN URUSHI LACQUER DIAL
Traditional Japanese crafts using Urushi are highly valued worlwide for their beauty and practicality.
The Urushi dial crafted by Tamura, is an expression of his aesthetic sense and is a fusion of traditional craftwork techniques handed down from generation to generation with modern manufacturing technology.
The dials are finished using an innovative manufacturing method that directly combines metal with Urushi and traditional craftwork techniques that produce a smooth surface.
As Urushi continues to harden without solidifying, it does not deteriorate and its durability continues to increase with time.
The Urushi applied to the dial must have a beautiful luster, yet be thick enough not to interfere with the movement of the hands, requiring a high level of skill to produce.
The see-through case back of the watch is marked with the words “Limited Edition” and the serial number.
* In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the image.
Lacquer Artist Isshu Tamura
Born in 1957, Isshu Tamura trained in the traditional Kaga Maki-e gold lacquer technique of Kanazawa under master craftsman Ikko Kiyose.
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.