Voutilainen Hisui

    One of the greatest lacquer studios of Japan, Unryuan, under the guidance of Mr. T. Kitamura, create works of lacquer art that stand at the pinnacle of Japanese tradition, bringing a craft that has existed for hundreds of years into the present, exemplifying the passion to preserve the soul, spirit and identity of traditional Japanese culture as expressed in the Edo period. This kind of work of art made hundreds of years ago is still here today, it can be restored and remains like new even we touch and manipulate lacquer with human hands. This superlative work engages us immediately on a physical level and one can only stand in awe at the commitment, patience and dedication required to create these works of art. This masterpiece shown here; using the techniques of lacquering which takes far more than thousand hours of work to complete the dial and bridges. The raw materials for its creation are: Kinpun (gold dust), Jyunkin-itakane (gold leaf), Yakou-gai (shell of great green turban) and Awabi-gai (abalone shell from New Zealand).

    This bespoke watch to A L’Emeraude has been inspired from precious stones Emeralds and Jades, what the name Hisui signify.

    This symbiosis of Japanese tradition with the Swiss haute horlogerie creations of Kari Voutilainen represents an all-embracing mechanical and visual work of art that unites the East and West in perfect harmony.

    Collection :Timepieces
    Movement :Unique, in-house designed movement with hours and minutes. Pure German silver main plate and bridges made from German silver and titanium with Art decoration made by the legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan. New direct impulse escapement with two escapement wheels. Wheels in rose gold.
    Case :Platinum, 39.00 mm
    Dial :Unique art piece created by the legendary Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan
    Hands :Gold and steel, handmade
    Balance :Free sprung balance (with Grossman interior curve and Philips exterior curve, beating at 18,000 vph). Diameter of balance wheel is 13.60mm.
    Jewels :21
    Limited edition :Unique piece
    Strap :Alligator strap
    Additionals :Sapphire glass front and back, with anti reflection treatment. Matching 18K white gold tang buckle. All manufacturing, construction, fabrication, hand finishing and assembly in the Voutilainen workshop.