With real cherry wood and porcelain-like white ceramic, lots of little Mount Fujis in a repeating wave pattern, and even a little life coaching, the Seven Friday’s hugely popular “Woody” style returns with a personalised love letter to the wonderful eclecticism of Japanese culture.
Described by the brand as an “Off-Series” model, the new P1B/03 is inspired by flavours of both traditional and contemporary Japanese cultures. Encased in a glossy white ceramic, the idea is to mimic the qualities of porcelain, while a band of light cherry wood around its middle is always unusual on a watch and it adds both contrast and colour.
The dial comprises five individual layers and uses short stocky hands with Super LumiNova coating for hours and minutes, with a little round red dot indicating the seconds on a rotating opaque disc and finally a 24 hour disc at the 9 featuring Japanese numeric characters. The cutaway effect of the dial’s components reveal a repeating wave pattern which depicts Mount Fuji, and that theme is carried over to the ends of the strap where it attaches to the case. And if the uplifting personality of the P1B/03 is not enough, then the red tab on the white leather strap bears a reminder which translates to “Seize the Day”.
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• REFERENCE: P1B/03
• CASE SIZE: ø 47 mm x
47mm, white ceramic and
• DIAL: White, silver-grey
• Mount Fuji base
• MOVEMENT: Self-winding
• FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, 24-hour display
• BRACELET/STRAP: White leather with Mount Fuji pattern detail
• BUCKLE: Pin buckle
• WATERPROOF RATING: 30 m