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What is Maki-e?
Maki-e (sprinkled picture in Japanese) is one of Japanese Traditional Artworks which is coated with Urushi (Japanese Lacquer) and sprinkled with gold and/or silver powder and mother-of-pearl as decoration using a tube or a brush.
The technique was developed mainly in the Heian period (794–1185) and blossomed in the Edo period (1603–1868).
Maki-e artworks were initially designed as household items for court nobles; they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by Japanese Royal Families and Samurai military leaders as a symbol of power.
The Maki-e Watch applies such Maki-e art crafts technique for the watch dial part as decoration.
Hand Made in Japan
Nowadays, the crafts people of Maki-e have to be qualified by Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry of Government of Japan.
They have to be trained at least for 12 years of practice to be qualified.
In the workshop of Maki-e Watch "San-you", two so qualified artisans take part in the processes of the Hokusai series Maki-e Watch's dial production.
Mr. Yamada coats the Dial with Urushi (Japanese Lacquer),
and Mr. Tsukada draws and sparkle the decoration materials taking about 4 weeks.
Production of Maki-e Watch's dial process consists in multiple tasks as follows ;
1. Primer treatment onto the Dial
2. Polishing the Dial with sandpaper
3. Intermediate coating with lacquer onto the Dial to make the dial surface flat
4. Again polishing the dial surface with fine sandpaper
5. One by one painting of Japanese lacquer by Skilled artisans
6. Checking if dust adhere to the dial surface
7. Putting the work in a special dry room for Japanese lacquer and drying the work controlling the humidity
All of process Maki-e Watch production is done in the same manufacturer from lacquering, painting up to assembly of the Watch. So you can request repair for initial failure. (see also Special Warranty Term for Maki-e Watch) .
Top Brand Quality Movement
One of the Japanese top Watch brand Citizen's Movement is applied to the Maki-e Watch. So this can provide you maximum security of the quality of the Watch as a machine.
Both watch dial patterns are works by Katushika Hokusai, one of the Japanese greatest woodblock print artist, and their motif is Mount Fuji.
The users of the watch can appreciate the beauty of fine work of skillful artisans in tiny space of the watch dial.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Fine Wind, Clear Morning
Belt Color Option
You can change the belt color, Black or Brown, free of charge when ordering this product.
Case : Stainless Steel
Case Cover : Stainless Steel
Glass : Cristal Glass
Movement : Citizen Brand Quartz
Life Waterproof : 3ATM
Case diameter : 42.5mm
Thickness of case : 11.3mm
Width of belt : 22mm
Weight : 54.5g
Maximum wrist size : up to 215mm
Accessory : Special box
Within 5 working days after confirming payment by the User, we shall ship the goods and provide you with Tracking number of DHL or UPS.
*Shipping method shall be determined by the Company's judgement between the 2 Courier Carriers so that the item is surely delivered to the User's location.
Approx. shipping duration
Asia : 7days
N. America/ Oceania : 7-10days
Europe : 7 days
S. America/ Africa : 14-20days
*Shipping duration may take longer and the traceability of the item may vary depending on the User's local postage situation.
The User of the Watch can request repair and adjustment free of charge only in case the Goods ceases to work properly due to spontaneous breakdown of internal parts other than due to wear and tear within one year after delivery to the User of the Watch.
The item will be insured by AIG against all risks until delivery to the User's location.