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Lot #1503

Kurono Tokyo Chronograph II

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Introduction

Founded in 2018 as a means for legendary Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka to create serial production pieces, Kurono Tokyo stands as one of the most exciting microbrands in today's watchmaking industry. With Hajime's reputation as an exceptional watchmaker secured from decades of recognition for designing one-off timepieces in close collaboration with his clients, it was never in doubt that his serial production brand would take off. Launched in 2021 as a very real testament to that success, the Chronograph 2 was, as its name suggests, the brand's second chronograph model following on from the well-received Chronograph 1. Designed with light-play in mind, Kurono blended light and dark elements of the Chronograph 2’s dial with various textures and polished furniture and surrounds to create a beautifully elegant dial that deserves the Kurono name. Furthermore, with a polished 38mm steel case and domed sapphire crystal, the Chronograph 2 is a pleasure to wear as it draws you in with every slight flick of the wrist.

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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$4,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Kurono

Dimensions

38mm

Model

Chronograph II

Movement

Automatic cal. NE86A

Reference

Chronograph II

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2021

Condition

Like New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black and brown

THE DIAL

Blending light with dark colors, the Chronograph 2's dial utilises brown, black and copper to contrast with polished hands, concentric guilloche engravings and polished dial furniture to wonderful effect.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Inspired by the design eras of the past, the Chronograph 2's stainless steel physical construction is reminiscent of vintage watches of old with its heavily domed sapphire crystal, polished surfaces and pump pushers.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in like new condition, showing no signs of wear. Watch also comes with an extra Hiroshige Strap in addition to the original one.

Our Perspective

A wonderfully unique chronograph in today's market, the Chronograph 2 is a fantastic example of how a watchmaker can play with colors and aesthetics to achieve a design that pulls its wearer in the very moment they strap their watch onto their wrist.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1503

Kurono Tokyo Chronograph II

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Ends
06/28/22