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ARITA
PORCELAIN

Arita

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP

Arita, a small town on Kyushu, the third largest island in the southwest of Japan, came to prominence in the early 17th century for the high quality of their porcelain artistry. Within a generation, Arita porcelain, also known as ‘‘Imari ware’’ after the port from which most were shipped, became known across the world when Japan opened its doors to international trade in the 19th century. Today, Arita porcelain is still highly prized worldwide, and many porcelain makers continue to thrive in the town of just 20,000 people, thanks to its long tradition of craftsmanship, the rich variety of its products, and to the uniquely Japanese sensibility that they embody.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN PORCELAIN

The heritage of Arita porcelain is respected in the color of the dials, white with a trace of blue, which was the color of the earliest Arita porcelain. The dials, which are made in Arita itself, have the rich texture and depth which is the signature of all the finest porcelain. The new Presage porcelain dials are made by an experienced manufacturer in Arita that has been making porcelain since 1830.

Arita WATCHES

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