In 2015, some of the most expensive and artistic luxury brands, as Hermès, created exclusive watches with Asian motifs, making them unique artistic pieces. Luxury Safes presents to you an amazing masterpiece that will take you in a small Asian trip. Get inspired and find a remarkable timepiece that will perfectly fit your luxury life.
Unveiled at Basel World 2015, the Hermès Slim Koma Kurabé watch has been worked upon by Buzan Fukushima, a master of Aka-e painting, making it the first time that French porcelain has been combined with the Japanese art. In this luxury watch, Hermès the creator of amazing luxury goods, has excel in the art of transforming the ordinary timepiece device into an art object.
With this stunning watch, Hermès takes us to the Japan in the shade of a flowering cherry tree, to enjoy a more than millennial-old celebration: Koma Kurabe, the famous Japanese horse race. Slim d’Hermès Koma Kurabe watch boasts of a porcelain dial reproducing this horse race that is organised once a year in Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto. The theme depicts the scene of crowds praying for peace and good harvests, while enjoying the sight of the horses and the beautiful spring day.
Buzan Fukushima from Kutani in the Ishikawa Prefecture, is one of the rare artisans who still practice Aka-e painting, and is the responsible for this watch exclusive design. Fukushima deftly paints on subtly graded shades of red and ochre, which he coats with a fine layer of gold before firing it three times.
The Slim d’Hermès Koma Kurabe comes in a round 39.5 mm white gold case and is fitted with a matt havana alligator strap equipped with a white gold pin buckle. At the heart, the Hermès Slim Koma Kurabé Watch features a mechanical self-winding H1950 movement, a micro rotor, hand-crafted chamfered bridges and a 42 hour power reserve.