FUGAKU is Seiko's first tourbillon model.
Introducing the ultimate artistic timepiece,
boasting the skill of three of Seiko's master craftsmen combined
with traditional Japanese Urushi lacquer finish.
The world of color added by the Urushi lacquer finish brings out the brilliance and
three-dimensional depth of the intricate engraving.
The background of the dial evokes the color of the sky at dawn. The gradation
from a navy blue to purple is achieved with colored lacquer.
A delicate mother-of-pearl inlay depicts clouds and plovers on the 12-side
and waves are represented using a traditional Japanese seigaiha
(waves in a blue ocean) pattern on the 6-side.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, one of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai,
one of the masters of Edo era Ukiyo-e art.
The dynamic composition of the waves and the depth created using perspective have been realized using
three-dimensional engraving and lacquer work to fit within a space just 2mm deep.
The reverse side of the watch contains a modern depiction of the theme using engraving and lacquer
to express a sharpness and steady brilliance.
The engraved Mt. Fuji on the balance wheel bridge is the work of master craftsman Kiyoshi Terui.
The magnificent 43mm diameter platinum case is adorned with
forty-three 3.22-carat blue sapphires,
arrayed in harmony with the dial in a beautiful gradation of color.
Metal Engraver Kiyoshi Terui
Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio.
- 1970 Joins Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.)
From 1984 Involved in the creation of numerous high jewelry watches
- 1993 Certified as Grade 1 in Precious Metal Accessory Making
- 2002 Receives the Award for Outstandingly Skilled Workers (Contemporary Master Craftsman), the highest honor for a craftsman
- 2007 Receives the Medal with Yellow Ribbon
Watchmaker Satoshi Hiraga
Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio.
- 1989 Joins Seiko Instruments & Electronics Co., Ltd. (Now Seiko Instruments Inc.)
- 1995 Wins the Minister of Health, Labor, and Welfare award and first prize in the Japan National Watchmaking Competition, Division 1
- 2003 Certified as Grade 1 Expert in Clock and Watch Repair
- 2015 Receives the Award for Outstandingly Skilled Workers (Contemporary Master Craftsman)
Designer Nobuhiro Kosugi
Seiko Instruments Inc., Design Division
- 1993 Joins Seiko Instruments & Electronics Co., Ltd. (Now Seiko Instruments Inc.)
- 2001 Seiko Mechanical Flightmaster (SBDS001) wins a Good Design Award
- 2010 Grand Seiko (SBGR051) wins a Good Design Long Life Design Award
- 2014 Becomes the first watch designer to receive the Award for Outstandingly
Skilled Workers (Contemporary Master Craftsman)
Lacquer Artist Isshu Tamura
Born 1957 (Showa 32). Currently lives in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture.
After acquiring skills in traditional Kaga Lacquer Work in Kanazawa under the tutelage of Ikko Kiyose, he developed a detailed technique unlike any other in the world.
As well as lacquerware, he has produced high-end fountain pens and wrist watches featuring Kaga Lacquer. The exquisite beauty produced by his extremely elaborate technique has won high acclaim around the globe.
The FUGAKU Tourbillon Limited Edition
¥50,000,000 + tax
A limited edition model that alongside the FUGAKU also features
engraving and lacquer work expressing a wave theme.
Containing an ultra-thin Caliber 6899 movement in a skeleton design, both sides contain
a sharp and detailed wave engraving produced under the guidance of Kiyoshi Terui.
Around the 6 o’clock marker, the movement of waves has been depicted in a mother-of-pearl
inlay by Isshu Tamura and finished with a delicate color gradation from purple to yellow-green.
Engraved Skeleton Limited Edition
¥4,800,000 + tax