When you enter a holy place like a Buddhist Temple, a transcendent feeling may quicken your pulse. Such sacred spaces inspire awe, respect, even worship, so for a watch to replicate such an experience is something more than a work of art; it is a tribute from the soul. Peter Speake-Marin has collaborated with three additional master craftsmen to reproduce the two dragons painted on the ceiling of the Kennin-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.* When artist Koizumi Junsaku painted the 175 square meter ceiling for the Temple’s 2002 800th anniversary, the commissioning abbot requested that the dragons be "rampaging across the ceiling”. The discerning collector who commissioned this watch brought together watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin with engravers Kees Engelbarts and Eddy Jaquet along with leather embosser Christophe Seewer. We have covered a previous S-M commission, but this peerless collaboration, in terms of talent, is such an embarrassment of riches that it has earned the designation, Masters Project.
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