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An ellipse is a more elegant geometric shape than a circle.
The circular shape on which most watches are based is due to the circular movement of the watch hands.
Although one may think that an ellipse would be a common shape among watches, it is surprisingly rare for this very reason. The ELLIPSE embodies a design that makes the circular movement of the hands fit naturally within an elliptical case.
Its sharp yet supple and soft appearance is what gives it its charm.

Naoto Fukasawa

Figure of ELLIPSE

An ellipse can be drawn by using a loop of string, under tension, to guide the tip of a pen or pencil around two separated focal points.
The further apart the two points are, the more elongated the ellipse becomes, and the closer together they are, the more circular it becomes.
The ELLIPSE is designed around an ellipse determined by the two points of the stopwatch axes, according to their positioning within the movement.

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DESIGNER

Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa
Designer

Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. Having worked at Seiko Epson and ID Two (now IDEO San Francisco) and establishing and heading up IDEO’s Tokyo office, Fukasawa went independent in 2003 and established NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN.
Fukasawa has established a reputation for his quietly powerful designs and philosophies embodying human sentiment, and he has collaborated with numerous international companies and brands. His designs span a wide variety of fields, from precision electronic equipment to furniture, interior spaces and architecture.
Fukasawa is the recipient of numerous design awards, and has been accorded the title of Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). He was awarded the Isamu Noguchi Award in 2018. He is a professor at Tama Art University. He is also the curator of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum.

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MODELS

NYAR001YNEW

Case and band material: Stainless steel (Gold plating)

Case size: Diameter: 31.5mm × 28.5mm, thickness: 7.2mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 120 mm – maximum 175 mm

Weight: Approximately 44 g

Caliber: VC01

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second)

Battery life: Approximately 2 years SB-AC(SR521SW)

NYAR002YNEW

Case and band material: Stainless steel (Hard coating)

Case size: Diameter: 31.5mm × 28.5mm, thickness: 7.2mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 120 mm – maximum 175 mm

Weight: Approximately 44 g

Caliber: VC01

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second)

Battery life: Approximately 2 years SB-AC(SR521SW)

NYAR701YNEW

20th Limited edition

Case material: Stainless steel (Gold plating)

Band material: Calf leather

Case size: Diameter: 31.5mm × 28.5mm, thickness: 7.2mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 120 mm – maximum 175 mm

Weight: Approximately 27.5 g

Caliber: VC01

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second)

Battery life: Approximately 2 years SB-AC(SR521SW)

NYAN001Y

Case and band material: Stainless steel

Case size: Diameter: 45.0mm × 41.4mm, thickness: 9.9mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 135 mm – maximum 200 mm

Weight: Approximately 90 g

Caliber: VD51

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second) + Calendar (Date) + Stopwatch Function (1-second increments, 60 minutes max.)

Battery life: Approximately 2 years SB-AN(SR920SW)

NYAP001Y

Case and band material: Stainless steel

Case size: Diameter: 41.0mm × 37.6mm, thickness: 8.2mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 130 mm – maximum 195 mm

Weight: Approximately 75.5 g

Caliber: VJ21

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second)

Battery life: Approximately 3 years SB-AG(SR621SW)

NYAN703Y

20th Limited Edition

Case material: Stainless steel (Gold plating)

Band material: Calf leather

Case size: Diameter: 45.0mm × 41.4mm, thickness: 9.9mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 135 mm – maximum 190 mm

Weight: Approximately 62 g

Caliber: VD51

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second) + Calendar (Date) + Stopwatch Function (1-second increments, 60 minutes max.)

Battery life: Approximately 2 years SB-AN(SR920SW)

NYAN702Y

Thailand and China Exclusive

Case material: Stainless steel (Hard Coating)

Band material: Calf leather

Case size: Diameter: 45.0mm × 41.4mm, thickness: 9.9mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 135 mm – maximum 190 mm

Weight: Approximately 62 g

Caliber: VD51

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second) + Calendar (Date) + Stopwatch Function (1-second increments, 60 minutes max.)

Battery life: Approximately 2 years SB-AN(SR920SW)

NYAP703Y

20th Limited Edition

Case material: Stainless steel (Gold plating)

Band material: Calf leather

Case size: Diameter: 41.0mm × 37.6mm, thickness: 8.2mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 130 mm – maximum 190 mm

Weight: Approximately 47 g

Caliber: VJ21

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second)

Battery life: Approximately 3 years SB-AG(SR621SW)

NYAP702Y

Thailand and China Exclusive

Case material: Stainless steel (Hard Coating)

Band material: Calf leather

Case size: Diameter: 41.0mm × 37.6mm, thickness: 8.2mm

Available wrist size: Minimum 130 mm – maximum 190 mm

Weight: Approximately 47 g

Caliber: VJ21

Functions: Indication (Hour/Minute/Second)

Battery life: Approximately 3 years SB-AG(SR621SW)

COMMON SPEC

Glass material: Hardlex
Accuracy: ±20 seconds/month
Water resistance: 3 bar