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.

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 – GINMAKI

URUSHI – GINMAKI
MINASE

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.
MINASE

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.
MINASE

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


2020年2月13日
MONOCHROME

MINASE was introduced in MONOCHROME.

2020年2月7日
ESCAPEMENT

MINASE was introduced in ESCAPEMENT.

2019年10月25日
Watchtime

“Watchtime” in Dusseldorf, Germany.

2019年3月21日
Basel World

Basel World

2019年3月7日

MINASE was featured on “Fratello Watches” clock introduction site.

2017年12月1日
MUNICH TIME 2017 exhibition

We have attended the MUNICH TIME 2017 exhibition.