NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

Japanese fine watchmaking brand NAOYA HIDA & Co. presents NH TYPE 3B, a modified version of its hand-wound NH TYPE 3A moon-phase watch.

Inspired by the vintage watches, the NH TYPE 3B features a moderately small 37 mm diameter case made of superior grade SUS 904L stainless steel.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

Like its predecessor (NH TYPE 3A), this new watch features a large moon phase display mechanism at 6 o’clock of its gleaming German silver dial. The moon phase disc is made of 18-carat yellow gold, and the surface faces of the stars and moon are all hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

Its rounded bezel is inspired by the vintage complication watches of the 1930s and 1960s. The NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B watch houses a hand-wound calibre.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

The manual-winding movement Ca.3021LU, which incorporates a newly developed click mechanism in the base movement, the ETA Valjoux 7751, allows the wearer to enjoy the feel of winding the watch.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

The Roman hour markers on the dial are entirely hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen. Synthetic lacquer (cashew) is then poured over them to give them a unique finish.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

Introduced in 2021, NH TYPE 3A was the third model from NAOYA HIDA & Co. It stands out with a unique moon-phase display. NH TYPE 3B is a new variant based on this design.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

The new generation NH TYPE 3B watch comes with some design enhancements in comparison with NH TYPE 3A. Firstly, the case back has changed from a snap back to a screw case back.

NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

The lateral shape of the lugs has also changed. The hand-engraved moon face has a slightly different design to that of the NH TYPE 3A.

Just like all NAOYA HIDA & Co. watches, this model will be produced in limited quantities only. In 2022 – 2023, only 15 NH TYPE 3B variants will be manufactured.

Technical details

Model: NAOYA HIDA & Co. NH TYPE 3B

Case
3rd generation milled 904L stainless steel case with screw-in caseback
Diameter: 37mm
Lug-to-lug: 44mm
Thickness: 10.8mm
Water-resistant to 5 ATM

Dial
German silver dial with Roman numerals
Moon phase function at 6 o’clock
The minute scale on the outer dial is manufactured in a separate component
18KYG Moon phase the stars and faces on the discs are hand engraved

Movement
Cal.3021LU manual wind movement
28,800/h, 45 hour power reserve

Production run
15 pieces to be produced in 2022-2023

Price
2,860,000JPY [Inc. Tax]

Warranty period
Two-year warranty