NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A

The NH TYPE 2A is a mechanical wristwatch developed, manufactured and sold by NH WATCH Co. Ltd., a Japanese watch brand founded by Naoya HIDA.

The NH TYPE 2A is a hand-wound wristwatch with the second hand located in the center of the dial. With a case diameter of 37 mm, this contemporary creation meticulously incorporates the design of vintage watches from the 1930s to the 1950s.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

To create this timepiece, the brand has utilized the specific expertise of Roku-Roku Sangyo Corporation; the Tokyo based company which manufactures the high precision micro fabrication machines. With this technology, the brand has succeeded in crafting complicated shapes as well as three-dimensional elements on the dial like the engraved brand name and the indexes with extraordinary precision.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

The NH TYPE 2A watch is equipped with a three-hand mechanical hand-wound movement with centre seconds hand. In 2019, for their debut timepiece (NH TYPE 1B), NAOYA HIDA &Co. created the Calibre 3019 SS, an in-house mechanical manual wound-movement developed from the legendary ETA Valjoux 7750 Swiss made chronograph movement.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

The watchmakers NH WATCH Co. Ltd. have extensively modified the base ETA Valjoux 7750 caliber to develop an exceptional in-house movement. They have also incorporated an innovative click mechanism for efficiently converting the self-winding chronograph movement to a manual-winding movement (Calibre 3019 SS) with a classic three hands layout.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

This newly created three-hands caliber features a small second dial at 9 o’ clock. For the new model (NH TYPE 1B) launched in 2020, the brand once again modified the Calibre 3019 SS to provision a centre second hand instead of small seconds.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

Measuring a diameter of 37mm and thickness of 10.7mm, the watch case is made from SUS 904L stainless steel, known for its high corrosion resistance. The watch is fitted with a curved sapphire crystal glass with the non-reflective coating. The stainless steel case back of the watch maintains a simple layout with inscriptions of the model name and serial number.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

 

The NH TYPE 2A watch boasts an elegant German silver featuring stainless steel hour and minute hands as well as a blued steel centre seconds hand. This three-dimensional dial maintains three distinct layers: The outer seconds track, the middle dial ring with hour-markers and the central dial engraved with the brand name.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

All the three hands are placed on the dial centre. The four Arabic indexes (3, 6, 9 and 12) on the dial ring are all hand-engraved by skilled artisans. Following that, the synthetic Japanese lacquer (Cashew) is poured over the surface to produce a unique finish.

The brand inscriptions on the central dial and the bar indexes are engraved by a high-precision micro-fabrication machine. Like the Arabic indexes, the above dial elements are equally treated with the synthetic Japanese lacquer.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

The NH TYPE 2A watch is fitted with a Navy blue calf leather strap hand-crafted by Galuchattail, a Japanese workshop that creates custom watch straps and leather accessories. The watch box is made by the Tokyo based leather accessory atelier Takumics.

NAOYA HIDA &Co. NH TYPE 2A hand-wound watch made in japan

Technical details

Movement
Cal. 3020CS Manual winding
Diameter: 30.0mm( 14 Line)
Thickness: 10.0mm
Frequency: 28,800/h (4Hz)
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: Around 45 hours
Special features: Newly designed main and balance bridge, clock, and click spring for pursuing a comfortable winding

Case
Material: Stainless steel (SUS904L)
After the cutting work by the ultra-high precision micromachining machine, polishing
Case diameter: 37.0mm
Case thickness: 10.7mm
Curved sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating on the backside

Dial
German silver dial
Brand logo: Engraving by Ultra High-Precision and High-Speed Micro Fine Machining Center
Minute, Second scale: Engraving by Ultra High-Precision and High-Speed Micro Fine Machining Center. The minute ring of the dial outer periphery incorporates a separate component
Indexes: Hand engraved by skilled craftsman (Arabic index); Inked by synthetic Japanese lacquer (Cashew). Brand logo, Bar index and scale.
Hour and minute Hands: Stainless Steel
Second hand: Blued steel hand. The tip of the center second hand is bended by hand to match the second scale

Leather strap
Hand-stitched, Navy blue calf leather on the front and rubber on the back
Made by Galuchattail
Size Lug Width 20mm – Buckle Width 16mm
Pin buckle in Stainless steel (904L)

Box
Shrink finish, Chrome tanned Daily Steer Leather. Travel Pouch Style.
Made by Takumics

Retail price
2,100,000 JPY, excl tax (Approximately $19,643 USD)