The ‘REIWA’ watch by Japanese brand KURONO was introduced in December 2019 to mark the beginning of the new reign of Emperor Naruhito soon after his father, Emperor Akihito abdicated the throne.

KURONO is a watch brand founded by world-renowned Japanese master watchmaker Hajime Asaoka. Introduced in 2019, this new bran’s debut collection is Kurono Bunkyō Tokyo and ‘REIWA’ is the second model.

As the first Hajime Asaoka Sensei design to be introduced in the new reign of Emperor Naruhito, the new Kurono Classic is nicknamed ‘REIWA’.

Its complex two-part dial provides a glint of metallic sophistication at the periphery – off-set by the serenity of a perfect solid coloured center. Hajime sensei wanted the design to exude elegance whilst ensuring the design captures attention in the light.

Available in Copper or Silver, the design provides differing contrasts depending on the source of light. The manufacturing process of the two-part dial – blending scintillating metallic elements with a zen-like dark center is much more time consuming compared to our other solid color dials.

The design takes advantage of the unique boxiness of the sapphire glass – leveraging the almost 90-degree angle to allow for slight illumination and magnification of the dial’s metallic periphery.

And unlike the previous line, the ‘Reiwa’ is fitted with a black crocodile leather strap to match Hajime sensei’s design intent.

Technical details


Mechanical automatic winding
24 jewels, 28,800 vibrations / hour, power reserve 40 hours

316L high-polished 37mm stainless steel case
Sapphire glass
Solid caseback
Waterproof to 3 ATM

Genuine alligator band (20mm at lugs, 16mm at buckle)

Made in Japan

Limited to 50 pieces per dial variant