The Ranger Line is the epitome of Wancher' Watch’s Adventure focus series. This time, we embark on a different journey in watch design, embracing a unique approach that reflects our vision and mission to preserve & Showcase Japanese culture and art through our timepieces.
We drew inspiration from one of Japan's most iconic and cherished artworks - Hokusai Fine Wind, Clear Weather (AKA FUJI). The breathtaking essence of this famous art piece has been intricately woven into the dial
The dial boast a mesmerizing portrayal of the majestic AKA FUJI Color way Red and Black. The Color Red that appears on Mount Fuji is a natural phenomenon when the sun is setting and rising it paints the mountain with a Red-Orange Hue.
Just like a painting depicting a natural phenomenon, the dial is meticulously crafted to resemble this awe-inspiring occurrence. Combining this artistic representation with a GMT function, we elevate the Ranger IV Dial design to new heights.
As the sun rises, a shade of red emerges on the mountain, and as the day progresses into the afternoon, this vibrant red gradually transforms into a more neutral hue.
Finally, as the day comes to an end, the natural red reappears on Mount Fuji, mirroring the cycle depicted on the watch.
The exquisite play of colors on the dial captures the essence of this mesmerizing natural transition, allowing you to carry the essence of Japan's iconic Aka Fuji with you at all times.
Dual Color & Textured Dial
with Japanese pattern: Wagara
"Wagara" represent customary Japanese motifs. These historical patterns, each carrying distinct significance, were originally crafted to embellish traditional Japanese attire such as kimono and yakata. These patterns trace their origins to Japan's 8th-century Heian period, drawing abundant inspiration from the natural world.
Our Gradient Aka Fuji Ranger IV dial goes beyond the ordinary with its textured surface. To magnify the representation of Japanese culture and art, we've incorporated the San Kuzushi pattern onto the dial. San Kuzushi (三崩し) or Sannojikuzushi (三の字崩) is a captivating crosshatch design featuring alternating sets of three horizontal and vertical lines. These lines stem from the character 三 san. This intricate pattern, an evolution of basketweave aesthetics, finds common application in architecture, often adorning muntins and transom designs – elements that divide window panes or screens.
SEIKO NH34 GMT AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
The Seiko Caliber NH34 is a versatile and reliable movement that belongs to the NH series. It is commonly found in Seiko and other watch brands, offering impressive performance and functionality. The NH34 movement is often used in watches with a GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) complication, which allows for tracking multiple time zones simultaneously.
Key features of the Seiko NH34
GMT Movement include: Accuracy: The NH34 movement is known for its accuracy and precision. It operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (VPH), ensuring reliable timekeeping.
Power Reserve: With a power reserve of approximately 41 hours, the NH34 movement can keep running for over a day without requiring winding or movement.
Date and GMT Complication: This movement features a date function as well as a GMT complication, allowing the wearer to track a second time zone using an additional hand or sub-dial.
Reliability: Seiko is renowned for producing durable and robust movements, and the NH34 is no exception. It is designed to withstand everyday wear and tear.
Case & Butterfly Clasp Stainless Steel Strap
The watch showcases a 316L brushed-finish stainless steel watch case and a stainless steel strap. To enhance convenience and comfort, we have chosen a butterfly clasp for the strap.