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$3,400

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Auction Ended
06/20/22
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Lot #1489

Kurono Tokyo Grand Akane

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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 December 2020, the Grand Akane was debuted as Kurono Tokyo’s first artisanal-level timepiece. Featuring a 37mm stainless steel case with an entirely polished surface, where the Grand Akane really stands out from the rest of Kurono Tokyo’s offerings is its incredible Urushi dial. Featuring a ‘Hamon,’ or blade pattern, that is finished with the traditional Japanese chemical treatment before being sealed with an additional layer of suki-urushi (transparent lacquer), the Grand Akane’s dial sports an incredible fiery red and orange color that can completely change depending on the source and strength of the light beating down on it. With just 200 pieces produced, the Grand Akane is simultaneously one of Kurono Tokyo’s rarest and most sought-after timepieces.

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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box, Papers, Bracelet, Wrapping cloth

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Kurono Tokyo

Dimensions

37mm

Model

Grand Akane

Movement

Automatic Miyota cal. 90S5

Reference

CB011S

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

2021

Condition

Like-New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Red-Orange Lacquer    

THE DIAL

Featuring an Urushi lacquer dial finished with a ‘Hamon’ or a blade pattern, the Grand Akane's dial sports a vibrant fiery red and orange pattern that allows its white concentric Arabic numerals to really pop.

THE CONSTRUCTION

A tasteful design with its 37mm stainless steel case, the Grand Akane is an easy watch to wear with its polished surfaces allowing its dial to take center stage, as it deserves.

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 appears in like new condition with little to no signs of wear.

Our Perspective

An incredibly unique testament to Hajime Asaoka's creative talents, the Grand Akane is a truly wonderful watch that deserves the plaudits it has received on account of its artisanally-created dial and comfortable wearability.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1489

Kurono Tokyo Grand Akane

Sold

$3,400

Ended
06/20/22