Hajime Asaoka’s entry-level brand Kurono will offer a new calendar timepiece for sale later this month.

The Calendrier Type 1 is a complete calendar watch based on an outsourced Japanese-made Miyota caliber 9122 movement — which offers a 40-hour power reserve — that displays hours, minutes, center seconds, and a full calendar (month, day, date) in a 38 mm x 11.5 mm stainless steel case with a coin-edged fixed bezel.

With a curved khaki green art-deco style dial, black lettered printed hour numerals that are slightly raised, stamped circular guilloche subdials, a printed railway minutes/seconds track around the perimeter the new aesthetic features many appealing details. Perhaps none other than Kurono’s signature leaf-shaped polished hour and minute hands, which are curved at both ends.

Kurono Calendrier Type 1

Protected by a throwback box-type sapphire crystal, and a solid caseback, the Calendrier Type 1 offers a depth rating of 50 meters and is delivered on a tapered black leather strap that measures 20 mm at the lugs

The Kurono brand is signed in Japanese on the dial at 12, which is surely yet another small detail that keeps consumers attracted to Hajime Asaoka’s affordable collection of watches. The Calendrier Type 1  will be available for purchase starting on Thursday, August 11th at 10 EST for $1,787 — with deliveries beginning the following month.


Photos by Kurono.

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