2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
Ref: Grand Hagane

2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
$4,319.00
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Specification

Reference : Grand Hagane
Movement : Automatic Miyota Cal. 90S5
Age :¬†ÔĽŅ2021/2030
Specific Age : March 2022
Case Size : 36.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 43mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 Manufacturer Warranty

Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Kurono Tokyo box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Kurono Tokyo 20mm leather strap with its signed Kurono Tokyo buckle. The watch is from March 2022 and is sold in worn condition, but overall fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with the remainder of its manufacturer's Warranty.


The Watch

Kurono Tokyo was founded by Hajime Asaoka in 2019. He is a Japanese watchmaker, one of only two members of AHCI (Académie horlogère des créateurs indépendants). Academy of independent watch artists, since 2015. Renowned for very low production handcrafted watches that sell for upwards of £120,000. He decided to offer a more affordable timepiece that has the same DNA as his more bespoke watches. Each watch is offered in limited numbers and in the case of the Grand Hagane was offered and was immediately sold out. Production is controlled through Precision Watch Tokyo Co. Ltd, the very same company that Hajime Asaoka uses for his handmade creations.

Here we have a 2022 Kurono Tokyo Grand Hagane inspired by Japanese craftsmanship through the ages. The watch was offered to the  Japanese market and Kurano contributors in limited numbers. It is now sold out and the exact number issued won’t be revealed. The 36.5mm 316L high polished steel case curves over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 43mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensuring a comfortable fit. On the right side is a domed crown. The smooth polished bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above the stunning hand-applied Urishi lacquered dial. The lacquer is made from the filtered sap of the Japanese rhus vernicifera tree. It is hand polished to reveal the "Tamahagane" pattern on the base metal which was seen on ancient swords made from high purity steel called "Tamahagane" in Japan it is worn in a charm and has a meaning of good luck "turning negative environments and emotions into positive outcomes." Over time the dark hue of the lacquer lightens and becomes more translucent. The indices use a font called "Koji", which was used in Eastern Japan as the hard-wearing ink, and is still used today to prevent the re-writing of figures on important documents. The elegant polished sculpted hands are complemented by a teardrop counterweighted sweeping second hand. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with Hajime-sensei’s signature engraving in bold kanji calligraphy and his one-of-a-kind Hanko stamp. Inside an Automatic Miyota 90S5, 24 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. This movement is part of the high-grade Miyota family with hand winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a Kurono Tokyo 20mm leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch also comes with its Kurono Tokyo presentation box and papers.


Personal Note

The past few Kurono Tokyo we have had in flew out before it could even make it to the website, it'll be interesting to see how long this one lasts! The dial is everything about this watch, if you've not read our description above please do so as it'll make you appreciate this watch even more! I'm blown away and I suspect a lot of you will be too, so if you're unsure, book an appointment and come try it on for yourself!