RGT Japan

Unique Piece
Technical specifications

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Time Zone

Movement

  • Self Winding/Automatic
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made

Case

  • Tonneau
  • 46.00x55.00
  • White gold
  • Black PVD
  • 16.30mm

Glass

  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 5.00atm / 50.00m / 165.00ft

Buckle

  • Pin Buckle
  • White gold

Strap

  • Barenia Calfskin

Year

  • 2012

Official description

For many years, Lionel has been passionate about Japanese culture, admiring its aestheticism, attention to detail and excellence. Particularly fascinated by the design of the Japon Impérial Flag, Lionel wanted to pay homage to the Japanese people who, over the centuries, have always shown courage and positive strength.

Lionel Ladoire therefore decided to set himself the great technical and aesthetic challenge of creating this exclusive timepiece which required over 300 hours of work.

“Origin of the Sun” pays tribute to Japan, known locally as Nippon or Nihon meaning “the sun’s origin”. Indeed, Nippon/Nihon is written in kanji using the two ideograms日本, the first denoting “sun” or “day” and the second denoting “origin” or “root”.

The latter is engraved on the crown side of the titanium case.

Meanwhile, the platinum hand-cut display shows the Japon Impérial Flag.

This exceptional timepiece will be officially presented in Japan during May 2012, under the high patronage of the Japanese Consul to Geneva.

This unique haute horlogerie creation will be sent to auction where 30 per cent of the sale price will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross for victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.