Inspired by the philosophy of life of the Japanese Samurai, O-Yoroi is a brand rich in symbolism that recalls that it is the present moment to make a difference in our lives.
O-Yoroi has its roots in the three great passions of the designer Romano Alberti, the oriental culture, art and watchmaking.
His constant practice of noble martial arts, such as Aikido and Kenjutsu (“The Art of the Japanese sword”), in time proved to be a true path of personal fulfilment.
In these arts the methodical research of perfection in the movements becomes the mean to find the perfect inner equilibrium in the union of the body, mind and spirit.
This is the same research that led him to realize the O-Yoroi watch as an object of art and design, where every detail has a precise meaning and inspires to the concentration and the continual search for a dynamic equilibrium in the time.
All the elements of the watch recall the various parts that constitute the armor of the Samurai, but these parts in the watch assume a connotation more philosophical and abstract.
Ancient Samurai Armor
All parts of the watch call up the various components that made up the armor of the Samurai, but in the watch they assume a more philosophical and abstract connotation.
Nothing is left to chance, just as Eastern philosophy wants.
The armor was made of:
- the head protection (Kabuto), whose features we find represented in the dial and in the crown of the watch
- the protection of the shoulders (Sode), whose features are represented in the crown protection
- the protections for arms (Kote), the bust (Do), the belly (Kuzazuri), Legs and feet (Haidate suneate), whose features we find represented around the case and in the loops.
The armor was not needed only for military use but represented the clan of the family, the more complex it was the higher was the rank of the family. In the same way, wearing the O-Yoroi on my wrist means for me wearing a real armor of the prestigious Japanese families and marry the whole philosophy of the Bushi.
Looking at the watch, we can perceive the vibrations of a “duel” between two Samurai who are represented by the loops and the exclusive hands, a reminder of the “Kabuto maedate” (front crest of the helmet from Samurai armor).
They are symmetrical to each other, in a constant study and observation, regardless of time passing, concentrated only in the front direction, creating geometric shapes overlapping.
This eternal “duel” is always accompanied by the harmonious continuous rotation of stylized flower chrysanthemum, emblem of Japan.
The leather strap with leather inserts in stingray, immediately recalls the handle of the legendary Katana (Tsuka) usually made of wood and covered in stingray (Same), covered with strips of silk, cotton or woven leather (Tsuka-ito) .
“Among the flowers cherry, among men the warrior”
All O-YOROI models can be configured without the artistic lugs.
A neutral strap version is supplied for configuration.
Strada alla Trucca, 135
24127 – Bergamo (BG)
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