The contrast between sharp edges and a clear, shining mirror surface.
The distinctive, delicate touch of a craftsman’s handiwork.
Eternity you can love forever.
MINASE, Japanese watches that will be treasured for more than 100 years.

"Ice Blue Series" August 6, 2022 Reservation acceptance starts.

DIVIDO ICE BLUE
MINASE
SEVEN WINDOWS ICE BLUE
MINASE

SEVEN WINDOWS

SEVEN WINDOWS
MINASE

DIVIDO

DIVIDO
MINASE

HORIZON

HORIZON
MINASE

FIVE WINDOWS

FIVE WINDOWS
MINASE

FIVE WINDOWS 18K

FIVE WINDOWS 18K
MINASE

Mid size

Mid size
MINASE

URUSHI – MAKIE

URUSHI – MAKIE
MINASE

URUSHI – SHIBO URUSHI

MINASE "Shibo-Urushi" Series
MINASE

URUSHI – GINMAKI

URUSHI – GINMAKI
MINASE

MINASE STRAP

MINASE STRAP
MINASE

A workshop/store opened in “2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN,” the place for monozukuri, or the Japanese art of making things, located underneath the elevated railway tracks between JR Akihabara and Okachimachi stations, through a collaboration between Mr. Keiji Kanagawa, a watch engraver, and Kyowa Co., Ltd. At the workshop, you can see the meticulous and artistic engraving of Mr. Kanagawa up close. This is a special place for adults who are fanatical about watches. Enjoy the unique engraving of Mr. Kanagawa and the best of Japanese traditional techniques.


Craftsmanship


MINASE watches are made by true monozukuri, the Japanese art of craftsmanship.
At our atelier in Minase, Akita Prefecture, where even the landscape is similar to Joux Valley, the mecca of the Swiss watch industry, our craftsmen handcraft watches by themselves.
We take a look at the various skills used, the MORE structure, sallaz polishing, the case-in-case design, and more.
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MORE Structure


To make watches that will be treasured for more than 100 years, MINASE developed a patented structure called “MORE (Minase Original Rebuilding Equation).” Inspired by traditional Japanese wooden puzzles, all the external parts, including the case and bracelet, can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly like a wooden puzzle.
MINASE

SALLAZ Polishing


A polishing technique for preparing the substrate, which has almost been lost even in Switzerland. The work relies on skilled craftsmen’s sensitive fingertips to produce a distortion-free mirror surface. Various parts of MINASE watches, including the case, dials, and bracelet, feature sallaz polishing.
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Case in Case


The case-in-case design is one of the key characteristics of the MINASE HiZ series. The dial contained in the case acts as a second case to cover the movement, which is held by another index from the top. This original structure is unique to MINASE.

TOPICS


2022年6月23日

MINASE was introduced in “Time&Tide”.

2022年2月3日

K CRAFTWORK JAPAN overseas site has opened.

2021年12月9日

MINASE was introduced in “Time&Tide”.

2021年1月25日

MINASE was introduced in “FRATELLO”.

2020年12月25日

MINASE was introduced in “FRATELLO”.

2020年11月25日

MINASE was introduced in “europa star”.