2019/10/19 20:00~(Japanese time) Launch!
Delicate natural stone is especially difficult to process, and if we simply tried to put a hole in it for the automatic movement, the stone would break. We tried many different solutions with natural stone specialist, and eventually discovered a way of punching a hole in a thicker piece of crystal and then carefully polishing it until it becomes thinner. This takes a lot of time and effort, but creates a beautiful watch face. On the back side of the stone, a piece of metal keeps it in place, ensuring that the watch is sturdy and durable.
NOZ wooden bands and cases are carefully handcrafted and polished. Each part is polished individually to create a beautiful finish.Very hard wood is often difficult to process, and a lack of correct polishing allows coarseness to remain.
DURABLE TOP GRAIN
The leather band used for the NOZ timepieces is the same top grain leather that is usually used in high brand luxury handbags or wallet.
As you can see in the above diagram, the quality of leather differs whether it is top grain or lower down. The genuine leather that is usually used in watchbands or cheap leather jackets is usually Split leather, meaning that it is not very durable and does not last long.
The top grain leather used in NOZ watch bands is the rare, high quality top part of the cowhide that is used in luxury bags and accessories, making it extremely durable.