Kurono Tokyo, the reasonable brand brought about by eminent autonomous watchmaker Hajime Asaoka, has declared their first watch arrival of 2021, the Chronograph 2. We’re quite large fans of Kurono’s watches, yet the idea driving them. Asaoka is an elite watchmaker, yet his hand tailored watches are well far from the common devotee, costing admirably into the five figures. Also, by their actual nature, creation is low, so they’re really uncommon. Kurono presents a chance for the normal authority to experience Asaoka’s plan with watches that, while restricted underway, cost a little part of one of Asaoka’s bespoke pieces. The Chronograph 2 is a development to the brand’s first chronograph , delivered a year ago, offering another dial variation in a comparable Art Deco style.
You’ll review that Kurono’s first chronograph configuration highlighted dials in dark on white and white on dark adaptations – the exemplary panda and opposite panda. With the Chronograph 2, the tone is significantly more obscure all through, with natural earthy colored and copper tones ruling. The middle area of the Chronograph 2 is a dull earthy colored, and it’s encompassed by a lustrous dark mid-area, with the external area getting the earthy colored by and by. The focal scale is a tachymeter in a differentiating copper tone, with silver chronograph seconds and telemeter scales toward the dial’s edge. The dial is occupied and complex, chiefly because of the unordinary situation of the tachymeter scale at the middle, yet every choice on its execution has been made with an eye toward intelligibility and making something that’s absolutely eye catching.
Like its archetype, the Chronograph 2’s case is 38mm in distance across and measures 13.9mm thick. It likewise holds one of my number one little subtleties that Asaoka has executed in his Kurono line: hour markers that are basic, cleaned steel studs. This is a seldom seen technique for denoting the hours and gives the Chronograph 2 an exceptional Art Deco prosper. It additionally, as per Kurono, presents another route for the dial to play with light, which they guarantee was the core value behind the Chronograph 2’s design.
The Chronograph 2 is controlled by the Seiko NE86A, which is a segment wheel chronograph development with a vertical grip, offering 45 hours of force save. This is as yet a generally new, and to this point underused, development, which highlights running seconds at 3:00 and a brief aggregator at 9:00 (just as a date window which has been put at 6:00). The two register look feels like the correct decision for a vintage motivated watch this way, and permits the wearer to concentrate on the conspicuous chronograph scales, as opposed to a threesome of subdials.
The Chronograph 2 is restricted to 500 pieces, and will sell for $3,993. It goes marked down to general society on February 20, at 11:30 PM JST (that’s 9:30 AM on the east shoreline of the US – set your alerts if you’re in California and don’t need to miss this one). More data can be found at the Kurono site here .