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Original Woodblock Print - The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa Dial

Kanagawa Dial No Date

Kanagawa Dial with Date

Kanagawa Dial Day Date

Luminous at night

LIMITED TO 500PCS

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏, Kanagawa-oki nami ura) is an iconic woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎), circa 1829 to 1833 in the late Edo period. To date, this remains as Hokusai's most famous piece of work and has been one of the most recognisable works of Japanese Art in the world. Given the rich history and origin of Hokusai and SEIKO, this is a perfectly paired appreciation of art and horology.

Our first introduction of The Great Wave off Kanagawa Dial was dated back in 4th December 2018. They were highly popular and was completely sold out within a month or so during pre-order stage. It been about 6 months since then. During this period, we spent tons of effort in research and development and we are ready to once again bring back The Great Wave off Kanagawa Dial in a brand new form!!

Introducing a novel approach to dial making - Pushing the limits of dial making technology. By having the luminous pigment layered beneath the artwork. This novel approach is invented by us and only we can do it. First of its kind and the only one of its kind in the watch industry.

Firstly, the base of the dial starts off with a white based coat. Secondly, 100% Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 is generously multilayered onto the white base dial. Thirdly, The Great Wave off Kanagawa artwork is industrially printed onto a special crystal clear film. This film even with printed artwork still adequately allows UV to charge the luminous pigment and also allows the luminous pigment light to fluorescence through. Next, the artwork film is bond onto the luminous pigment directly using proprietary adhesive. All these into a 0.5mm dial thickness. Lastly, applied indices are punched onto the dial. These tedious production stages are conducted in three different industrial production plants.

 

All of these efforts resulted in a unique and one of a kind dial in the world. A high definition clarity of The Great Wave off Kanagawa in the day and a luminous piece of artwork in the night. This dial has a semi-glossy and grainy 3D texture that highlights the beauty of The Great Wave off Kanagawa artwork in an unprecedented premium quality. Finished off with beveled mirror polished silver hour indices.As this being our first unique manufacturing masterpiece, we are increasing the quantity. Nonetheless, it will still remain a limited edition run.
 

Quality Swiss Production Quality, ISO 9001 Certified

Dial Diameter 28.5mm

Surface Finish Semi-Glossy, Grainy 3D Texture

Beveled Indices Colour Mirror Polished Silver

Fit Crown Both 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock crown positions


Each dial has 4 legs for either 3 o'clock or 4 o'clock crown positions. To fit either crown position movement, remove 2 legs accordingly by clipping/twisting off the legs.

Fit Movements 7S26, 7S36, 4R15, 4R35, 6R15, NE15, NH25, NH26, NH35, NH36

Fit Models SNK803, SNK805, SNK807, SNK809, SKX007, SKX009, SKX011, SKX013, SKX015, SKX017, SNZF15, SNZF17, SNZF19, SNZG13, SNZG15, SNZH55 and more

Hello Folks!

Recently, we have been receiving over two dozen emails and PMs per day asking us if we will be restocking The Great Wave Dials (Date Version). Thank you so very much Ladies and Gentlemen for expressing such enthusiastic support and interest in our dials! We are so happy and very grateful for that!

At the moment, we have no intention of reproducing/restocking the exact design again. Even though with huge demand, we will not reproduce/restock just to profit from this demand. The sole purpose of all limited edition releases are to grant the existing owners exclusivity.

This is a promise we've made and this is a promise we'll keep!

We will perhaps launch a variant; albeit, the design will be slightly or hugely altered.

A lot of interesting designs are slated for release throughout this year!! Please do sign up our newsletter, follow our Instagram/Facebook, and/or allow our website push notifications. This way you will not miss out when the pre-order is made available.

Please do leave a feedback if you have any ideas. Remember, we are designed by modders for modders. That means everyone. It is everyone's ideas that made this happen. Without you guys, there wouldn't be us.

Once again, thank you everyone! =)

Cheers,
Adriel
Just a passionate modder

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