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ABOUT OUR MANUFACTURE

Parris daCosta Hayashima was founded by Richard, Thomas and Satoshi. We have been close friends for years, and share a love of fine watchmaking. Together we set out to create something of genuine quality: combining the skills of Switzerland's finest watchmakers and Japan's master craftsmen.

We founded Parris daCosta Hayashima to create timepieces that represent our values. We are not interested in big name brands and high volume. Our inspirations are quality of manufacture, hand finishing; local craftsmanship, and expertise that takes generations to build.

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RICHARD PARRIS

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THOMAS DACOSTA

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SATOSHI HAYASHIMA

VAL DE TRAVERS & KYUSHU

Our manufacture is the synergy of craftsmanship between Japan and Switzerland. In Fleurier, Val de Travers and Yame, Kyushu  exist technical, cultural and artistic skills that have taken generations to master.

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WATCHMAKING IN FLEURIER

Fleurier is in the heart of the Val de Travers (Canton of Neuchatel), and is home to the award winning Parmigiani Fleurier, and Chopard Manufacture. Nearby in Motiers is Bovet and Dimier. A little further is the town of Neuchatel, the birthplace of Abraham Louis Breguet, and now home to Bulgari.

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KYUSHU'S MASTER CRAFTSMEN

Yame is in Fukuoka Prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Famous for tea, it is also home to master wood craftsmen. All the solid wood for our boxes comes from Yame from trees that our craftsman has personally nurtured.

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DESIGN & MANUFACTURE

In developing our designs for Kagamimochi and Konpeki, we spent invaluable time discussing with our craftsmen in Fleurier, Les Bayards, the Jura Valley, Le Locle, Meyrin, La Chaux de Fonds and Kyushu; making sure we got every material, decoration, finish perfect.

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JAPANESE INFLUENCE

Traditional tea ceremony is called “sado” in Japan. The spirit of “sado” is based on zen philosophy. During the Kamakura period (1185–1333), as zen became popular in Japan, so did “sado”. The spirit of our first watch, Konpeki, is inspired by zen concepts: elegance, simplicity, truth, stillness and focus. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Our watches have been meticulously photographed by the brilliant Atsuyuki Shimada. He captures the shapes, depth and mood of our watches.

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Our story in pictures
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