Featuring the Kurono Tokyo HAJIME ASAOKA Chronograph II Whire SHIRO.
This Kurono Tokyo Whire SHIRO is highly refined with a brilliant white dial a based on Hajime Asaoka’s personal preference. Price: $3,300
|Year of production||2022|
|Condition||New (Brand new, without any signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||
Original box, original papers
|Location||United States of America, California, Irvine|
Chronograph ii white, nicknamed ‘shiro’, is a refined interpretation of the iconic chronograph ii design by Hajime Asaoka • a longer prototyping period has allowed for numerous improvements across the board • from higher definition printing to greater depth of field from thicker lacquer • from light refraction and concentric guilloche, to parallax overprinting and ‘kyudo’ arrow hands • we hope customers will find pleasure in the exploration of the details put into the construction of the watch.Simple elements such as the white on the dial is much more than just color – the brilliance of the white was achieved by fine sandblasting of the dial followed by silvering, and with the thick lacquer giving it the appearance of bright white.Significantly thicker clear-lacquer • bright-white, heron-white, and red interplay of colors • a pronounced slope at the dial periphery • recessed sub-dials with diamond-cut steel surrounds • improved multi-layer printing for exceptionally crisp text • pulsometer/tachymeter with date • high-polished domed-steel hour markers
Japan-made mechanical self-winding chronograph movement • 316L high-polished 38mm stainless steel case ∙ solid caseback • 38mm diameter, thickness 13.9 including sapphire • 45 hour power reserve, frequency of 28,800bph, 34 rubies • high-curvature sapphire crystal • water resistant to 3atm • made in japan • a single limited edition run in the hundred.
Hajime chose the mechanical chronograph calibre NE86 from one of Japan’s most esteemed movement manufactures • positioned by SII as its newest flagship chronograph movement and successor to the 6S • a premium caliber, the 311-part movement combines traditional chronograph features like a column wheel, vertical clutch, and a magic lever winding system • it has a unique three-pointed hammer system that starts, stops, and resets all three wheels simultaneously • this allows for all the counters to advance continuously rather than only at one-minute intervals • additionally, instead of driving the minute and hour counters from the chronograph seconds wheel, each is driven by a powered wheel with its own clutch • this delivers increased accuracy and longer-term durability • the movement has a power reserve of 45 hours.
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