2022 Kurono Tokyo Calendrier “Type I” in khaki dial – Full set
The Kurono Calendrier ‘Type I’ by master watchmaker Hajime Asaoka marks a new era in watch design, paying homage to the golden age of art deco while introducing a language of elegance and adventurism. Designed to age gracefully, accumulating blemishes that narrate the unique journey of the wearer, this watch is more than just a timepiece; it is a story that evolves with time.
Intricately crafted, the Calendrier ‘Type I’ features a khaki dial and high-polish coin-edge bezel paired with bold blackletter vintage typography to evoke a bold, regimented atmosphere. The guilloché sub-dials and high-polish hands reveal the mechanical complexity of its triple calendar complication, accentuated by railway track minute markers around the periphery.
According to Asaoka, owners should embrace the natural imperfections that develop over time, stating that “blemishes accumulated are unique to the wearer, serving as a tangible record of one’s journey through life.”
Powered by the rare Japanese Miyota 9122 movement which offers “center seconds and full calendar,” this timepiece stands distinct amongst the commonly mass-produced Swiss ebauches today, proudly boasting its 100% Japanese craftsmanship.
The Calendrier ‘Type I’ features a triple-calendar complication that shows the day, date and month; apart from the time.