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Minase 5 Windows WM03-LPDS

HANDCRAFTED TIMEPIECES FROM JAPAN

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January 2021


Minase 5 Windows WM03-LPDS

Last year, we had the privilege of visiting the independent Japanese watch manufacturer Minase in Akita prefecture. This trip made a deep and lasting impression, as it gave us an insight into the soul of a brand that is profoundly anchored in the crafts and heritage of a region.

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ith an output of fewer than 500 pieces a year, the mission of Minase is to pass on the traditions and culture that are cherished by its founders.

The 5 Windows collection is Minase’s flagship line. Visible through the 5 sapphire windows, the movement, the three-dimensional dial and the hands seem to be floating in space.

Every watch is hand-made and embodies traditional techniques and values. Quality, precision and tradition: a piece of Japanese culture on your wrist.

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Technical information:

Case: Palladium. Dual spherical box type sapphire crystal (with non-reflective coating), see through case back. Water resistant up to 50 meters (5 Bar).

Dimensions: 38 x 51 mm. Thickness : 12,0 mm.

Lug to lug: 47 mm.

Weight total: 110 / 150 g.

Movement: KT7001/1, power reserve 38 hours, Swiss ebauches, customized by MINASE with hand-made polishing and « perlage » on plates and bridges.

Face: Blue, polished steel indexes

Hands: polished, luminous material on hours’ and minutes’

Strap: Leather or alligator with tongue buckle in palladium.

Functions: Hours, minutes and central second hands. Date at 4.

Price: CHF 11,400

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