This exceptionally elegant re-creation of the first Grand Seiko watch from 1960 features an embossed expression of maki-e, a traditional technique of decorating urushi lacquer by sprinkling it with pure gold powder. The black urushi lacquer used in this watch is a special compound crafted especially for Grand Seiko and made from domestic Japanese lacquer, making it extremely rare. Indeed, the majority of urushi produced today comes from outside of Japan, and true Japanese urushi is known to dry extremely quickly, making it challenging to use. The urushi lacquer in this carefully crafted dial was formed by a mixture with iron so that it stays the same black color. It will maintain its unique quality and lustrous shine over many years, so that it can be appreciated by future generations of watch lovers.