Introducing the Chronograph II White ‘Shiro’: a timepiece that embodies the essence of sophisticated simplicity. Designed based on the personal preference of the esteemed watchmaker, Hajime Asaoka, this refined chronograph offers a brilliant serenity that captivates the eye.
The Chronograph II White, affectionately nicknamed ‘Shiro’, presents a contemporary interpretation of the iconic Chronograph II design, infused with numerous improvements resulting from an extended prototyping period. The meticulous craftsmanship is evident in every aspect, from the higher definition printing to the enhanced depth of field achieved through thicker lacquer application. Delight in the exploration of intricate details, such as light refraction, concentric guilloche patterns, parallax overprinting, and the distinctive ‘kyudo’ arrow hands.
Each element of this timepiece has been carefully considered, and the white dial is no exception. Beyond being a simple color choice, the brilliance of the white dial is achieved through a meticulous process. It undergoes fine sandblasting, followed by a silvering technique, resulting in a captivating hue. The thick lacquer further enhances its appearance, giving it a luminous, bright white finish that exudes elegance.
Experience the sophisticated simplicity of the Chronograph II White ‘Shiro’ by Hajime Asaoka. Immerse yourself in the impeccable construction and intricate details that make this timepiece a true work of art.
The watch is powered by the caliber NE86, a premium Japanese movement that has a power reserve of 45 hours.