Kurono Tokyo has announced the launch of Calendrier ‘Type I’, a new complete calendar watch designed by renowned Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka.
This new automatic timepiece features a high-polished coin edge bezel and an Art Deco style khaki dial.
The cylinder dial is designed to curve from the center to the outer edge of the dial, and two dial layers are pressed together to create a three-dimensional effect. The numerals in Blackletter font are printed in a raised format to harmonize with this design.
The combination of high-polish leaf hands for the hour and minute hands with modern hands is a typical Kurono design. The hour and minute hands are curved at both ends, and are paired with a counterweighted second hand. The tips of the second and minute hands are bent by hand.
The other highlights include the railway-track minute markers at the periphery and two guilloche sub-dials with polished leaf hands.
The Kurono Calendrier ‘Type I’ watch is equipped with the Miyota 9122 automatic movement made in Japan. This 26 jewel calibre with center seconds and full calendar offers a power reserve of 40 hours.
The watch displays the day and month via two guilloche sub-dials positioned respectably at 9 and 3 o’clock. It displays the date via an aperture at 6 o’clock.
Made of 316L stainless steel, the case is mounted with a newly designed coin-edged bezel. The case sides are mirror-finished. The case-back is finished with a circular lettering design, as seen on vintage watches.
The box-type sapphire crystal is inspired by the domed acrylic glass of a vintage watch. Designed for the Calendrier ‘Type I’, its shape is 0.15 mm higher than that of an ordinary sapphire box crystal. Water resistance of this model is 5 ATM.
The suggested retail price of this limited edition Kurono triple calendar watch is JPY 243,000 (approximately US $1,787). Available from: 11 August 2022.
Model: Kurono Calendrier ‘Type I’
316L high-polished 38mm stainless steel case
Glass: box sapphire crystal
Case diameter: 38mm
Thickness: 10mm (11.5mm including sapphire)
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Japan-made Miyota 9122
Jewels: 26 rubies
Power reserve: 40 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, full calendar (month, day, date)
Made in Japan