We are proud to announce our latest collaboration with Japanese watchmakers Minase, to bring you the Fratello × Minase Divido with a rich, blue "suiboku-ga" dial and limited to just 10 pieces worldwide.
Japanese watchmaking has become synonymous with excellent finishing and attention to detail, and the Minase is no exception. When it comes to case finishing, Minase places the importance of hand-applied finishes at the fore of everything it does. This very Japanese attitude to watchmaking shines through at every possible stage when examining the Fratello × Minase Divido Limited Edition.
Since its launch in 2013, the Divido has become one of the most recognizable and most popular models in Minase’s catalog. Indeed, it is our favorite of Minase’s designs and seemed the logical place to start. With Minase’s watches’ focus being the incredible case and bracelet quality, we decided we wanted a dial that would speak up and demand the wearer’s attention in equal measure.
Working with Minase, we were determined to allow the Fratello × Minase Divido Limited Edition to shine equally on both the dial side and the case back. By black-coating the movement holder, adding some engraving, and creating a custom, black-coated, and decorated movement rotor, the case back’s visual impact was finally on par with the front of the watch.
The Divido case is a 40.5mm case composed of several parts with many Sallaz polished and brushed surfaces, highlighting Minase’s expertise in metalwork and finishing. Not all finishes are created equally. Even something as seemingly simple as brushing can be starkly different between watch brands. Minase’s Japanese perfection is clearly evident on the Divido case, with perfectly uniform lines brushed with the right combination of texture and subtlety. The Sallaz polishing is what really helps elevate the Divido to the next echelon of visual impact.
The Fratello × Minase Divido Limited Edition comes on a choice of either a rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet. The black rubber strap is the cheaper option. It offers a comfortable wearing experience and is fastened by a similarly excellent fold-over clasp, decorated with the Minase “drill head” logo.
Model: Fratello × Minase Divido Limited Edition
Dial: Royal blue "suiboku-ga"
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 40.5mm x 48.5mm x 12mm
Lug width: 20mm
Case Back: Sapphire
Movement: Minase KT7001 (Sellita SW200-1 base)
Power reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: 5 atm (50 meters)
Strap: Choice of rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet
Functions: Hours, minutes, central second hand, date
Price including VAT: €3,950.00 (rubber strap) or €4,980.00 (stainless steel bracelet)
Price excluding VAT: €3,139.33 (rubber strap) or €4,184.87 (stainless steel bracelet)