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The Honeycomb Seiko Presage inspired by Star Bar. The SSA409.

The Honeycomb Seiko Presage inspired by Star Bar. The SSA409.

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Star Bar The Ginza district of Tokyo is home to both Seiko and Star Bar, an authentic bar in Ginza.This model is inspired by the original cocktail created by Mr. Kishi of Star Bar, the “Honeycomb”, which is made with the honey from bees farmed in Ginza.   The original cocktail “Honeycomb” is created by Mr. Kishi of Star Bar. It is made from the honey of the “Ginza Honey Bee Project”, a project to collect honey from beehives in the Ginza district of Tokyo. The honeycomb pattern The dial is characterized by the color of this original cocktail, with...

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The Enamel Craftsman

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The product of a technique that originated in the West, enamel is a coating applied to materials such as metals by firing enamel glaze with glass compounds, and has widespread applications ranging from everyday items to the finest works of art. With its unique sheen and warm feel, enamel creates a captivating watch dial with beautiful color fidelity that can last more than a hundred years.The union of Seiko watches and enamel, both long-admired and enduring creations, holds value that will endure across the generations. A veteran craftsman, Mitsuru yokosawa began working with enamel in 1971 when he joined Fuji...

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The Micro Artist Studio

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The Micro Artist Studio at Seiko Epson Corporation’s Shiojiri plant is one of the four main facilities which together make up the Shinshu Toki-no-Waza Studio, alongside the Dial Workshop, the Takumi (Mastery) Studio and the Case & Jewelry Studio. The Micro Artist Studio was established in the year 2000 for the purpose of passing on the skills required in the watchmaking craft to the next generation. As demand for high grade, traditional watches grows, Seiko decided to train a new generation of skilled craftsmen in the technologies and artistic crafts that will preserve world-class Japanese watchmaking and create new timepieces...

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The Master Urushi Lacquer Artist

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Urushi Lacquer Artist Urushi is a type of lacquer processed from the sap of the Japanese lacquer tree. With a history dating back to Japan’s Jomon period (13,100 BCE– 400 BCE), Urushi is said to have been used not only as a coating and ornamentation, but also as an adhesive to bind handgrips to stone axe handles. Urushi was subsequently used for its antiseptic and preservative properties to protect valuable items such as furniture and musical instruments from wear, and was eventually elevated to use as an aesthetic element in works of art. Traditional Urushi lacquerware techniques are still employed...

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Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition

Oris Carysfort Reef Limited Edition

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Oris announces a new limited edition diver’s watch and itsfirst in solid gold, produced in support of Coral Restoration Foundation as it reaches a significant milestone A golden visionOris is delighted to announce the Carysfort Reef Limited Edition, the second limited edition diver’s watch made in partnership with Coral Restoration Foundation, the world’s leading coral restoration organisation. By the end of this year, the foundation will have outplanted over 30,000 corals on Florida’s Carysfort Reef, a golden moment Oris is proud to join it in celebrating.Oris is committed to raising significant funds for Coral Restoration Foundation. The independent Swiss watch...

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