Case Material : 18k yellow gold Glass Material : Dual-curved sapphire crystal Glass Coating : Anti-reflective coating on inner surface Case size : Diameter 39mm × Thickness 11.6mm Band Material : Crocodile leather
Water resistance : Splash Resistant Magnetic resistance : Equipped Other details / Features :
- ・18K yellow gold buckle
- ・24 jewels
- ・Case back with lion emblem
- ・Screw case back
- ・See-through case back
- ・Stop seconds hand function
- ・Urushi lacquer dial
The dial showcases a form of Japanese craftsmanship, Urushi lacquer. The dial is made from long lasting Urushi that comes from trees grown in and around the town of Joboji that lies under Mt. Iwate, the mountain that dominates the skyline above the Shizukuishi Watch Studio. The black dial uses the lacquer mixed with iron to give it its distinctive deep jet black colour.
High-legibility index decorated with a raised maki-e technique by the master of Kaga Maki-e Urushi, Isshu Tamura. The combined grace of the brush strokes of the Arabic numerals and the tension expressed by the markers emphasise the beauty and grace of the dial even more.
Only Joboji lacquer from Iwate Prefecture, the birthplace of the 9S Mechanical movements, is used. Domestic lacquer accounts for only a very small percentage of the lacquer used in Japan. Its handling is very difficult compared to foreign varieties, but it brings out deep black colours.
The combination of the dome-shaped dual-curved glass and curved dial gives a gentle feeling, while at the same time producing a strong sense of depth. This displays an expression unique to a mechanical model.