In Love Now

A women's wristwatch with a stainless steel case and leather band. Written on the face in Japanese hiragana letters is a poem by Fujiwara no Atsutada (906-943). One translation is: “In love now I know I never knew love”. Kousei is based in Tokyo, but its watches are made using parts and processes in the designated disaster zone, including Nagano Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture. Kousei demands high precision, and their choice of partners in the affected areas underlines the superior quality of the workmanship available there. The calligraphy on the watch was produced by the Tokyo-based artist Yukiko Takahashi. Although machines and computers play key roles, dedicated fine workmanship is still required in the creation of made-to-order watches like this.

Specifications for In Love Now

  • Craft Type
    Watchmaking
    Material
    Stainless steel, reinforced glass, leather strap
    Process
    Machining, polishing, hand assembly, testing
    Dimensions
    W245×D31.85×H6.1mm
    Weight
    21.7g
    Shipping Dimensions
    W245×D54×H25mm
    Shipping Weight
    131.5g

Made by Kousei

Kousei makes watches to order for a wide range of clients, and here presents an original line of calligraphy watches.