Arita Porcelain 'Suigetsu' Limited Editon
The design for this watch is inspired by the Japanese traditon of “Suigetsu:” the enjoyment of the
moon’s refecton on lakes and ponds.
The creaton of each watch dial is a mult-stage process which requires great skill and patence. The
dials are produced by master craftsman Hiroyuki Hashiguchi and his colleagues in Arita where
porcelain has been made since 1830.
The craftsmen use a special type of Arita porcelain specially formulated to be harder and more
durable than traditional porcelain, in order to be suitable for watch dials. A very precise casting
mould is used to create the precise dimensions required to ft perfectly into a wristwatch. Whilst in
traditional Arita porcelain a special glaze is applied to create its distinctive subtle blue sheen, a
clear, transparent glaze is used for the dial of this timepiece to allow the natural whiteness of the
porcelain material to shine through.
This pure white porcelain, called Hakuji, echoes the delicate reflection of the moon on water, and
creates a sharp contrast with the blue of the hands, roman numerals and sub-dials. The
combination of the blue colour with the white Arita porcelain lends the watch a uniquely Japanese
aesthetic that captures the transient yet memorable beauty of the time-honoured tradition of
Seiko Presage: Timeless looks, precisely Japanese mechanical timekeeping. Minimalistic watch
designs with a distinct Japanese aesthetic
This Watch is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide, this particular model is no. 0430/2000