A unique shape giving various impressions depending on the viewing angle and complex luster of built-up polyhedrons. Divido is a revolutionary new timepiece defined by sharp edges and a sense of depth thanks to a four-lug partition structure for the upper and lower parts of the case. With its distinctive sallaz-polished edges and surfaces, MORE metal bracelet and case-in-case design, the Divido is an iconic addition to the HiZ series.
DIVIDO VM04 Rubber Model
Automatic ETA2824 (customized by MINASE) with date display / 5 atm water resistant / sapphire glass (non-reflective coating) / Skeleton back lid (sapphire glass) / Ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM) strap D-buckle / Case size: W40.5 x H40.5 x T12 mm (including glass) / Total weight: 96 g
Automatic ETA2824 (customized by MINASE) with date display / 5 atm water resistant / sapphire glass (non-reflective coating) / Skeleton back lid (sapphire glass) / Stainless steel bracelet (MORE structure) / Case size: W40.5 x H40.5 x T12 mm (including glass) / Total weight: 145 g
In contrast to the linear case, the dial features a striking dimple pattern that creates soft shadows.
Upper and lower lug and case configuration.
Each section features sallaz-polished surfaces that are individually finished to accentuate the contrast.
The word divido means partitioned in the Esperanto language. The Divido case and lug are divided into upper and lower sections while the center is slightly sunken, a unique flourish that adds a sense of depth. A special feature is the way it glows from different angles.
The crown is usually cylindrical, but the HiZ Series adopts a polyhedral crown. By applying sallaz polishing to every single face, even the tiny crown has an attractive luster. The new logo of MINASE is engraved with the pride of our brand.
We make products that will be treasured for more than 100 years, thanks partly to the MORE structure*. This is MINASE’s original structure inspired by Japanese traditional wooden puzzles and characterized by the contrast between the mirror and hairline-finished surfaces. Unlike common belts, there are no pinholes on the sides of segments, which yields a compact design. Since all exterior parts can be disassembled, only the necessary parts can be repaired or replaced in case of damage. The MORE structure reduces the burden of permanent maintenance and is indispensable for making watches that will be treasured for over 100 years.
* Pat. No. 4671327 / Pat. No. 4674698
Sallaz polishing in watchmaking is like work done behind the scene. It is a substrate preparation technique for obtaining beautiful, distortion-free surfaces, and involves more than 500 processes taking no less than 15 hours. MINASE is almost the only watch brand that employs such a time-consuming polishing technique in the world. However, a clear and beautiful mirror surface can be achieved only by making such effort before finishing the case. High-precision sallaz polishing is also indispensable for the delicate MORE structure. Sallaz polishing and the MORE structure are inseparable in MINASE’s watchmaking.