CHRONOGRAPH I

Kurono’s first-ever chronograph in April 2020 features a 38mm column-wheel complemented by the monochromatic art-deco design language that is distinctively Hajime Asaoka. Taking Chronograph 1's overall finesse and aesthetic as a whole, the entire effect of the design is a breathtaking link between modern watch design and the romanticism of classical dial layouts. The Kurono Chronograph 1 was nominated for GPHG 2020 in the “Chronograph” category.

Kurono’s first-ever chronograph in April 2020 features a 38mm column-wheel complemented by the monochromatic art-deco design language that is distinctively Hajime Asaoka. Taking Chronograph 1's overall finesse and aesthetic as a whole, the entire effect of the design is a breathtaking link between modern watch design and the romanticism of classical dial layouts.The Kurono Chronograph 1 was nominated for GPHG 2020 in the “Chronograph” category.

The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) aims, in a spirit of sharing and cooperation, to yearly highlight and reward high-quality creations in order to nurture the advancement of the watchmaking art and contribute to promoting the watch industry worldwide.

About

The Design

Polished steel studs that indicate hours are followed by alternating gray or black/silver rings that culminate in a detailed tachymeter scale at the edge. A high-polish steel surround features a date window in contrasting white with black numerals. At '3' and '9' are contrasting elapsed time and seconds subdials respectively, finished in a concentric guilloche pattern, with the elapsed-time subdial at '9' set with a uniquely designed high-polished subhand in the shape of a traditional Japanese 'kyudo' arrow.


The Watch

The new chronograph retains the key elements of the high-polished steel case and hands that Kurono is renowned for - and more importantly - also features the unique box-sapphire watch glass to leverage its higher refractive and magnification performance for enhancement to lightplay. Taken as a whole, the entire effect of the design is a breathtaking link between modern watch design and the romanticism of classical dial layouts.

Specifications

  • Steel case, with solid case back 
  • Case diameter: 38mm 
  • Thickness: 13.9mm incl sapphire 
  • Power reserve: 45 hours, self-winding 
  • Complications: chronograph, date window 
  • Jewels: 34 rubies 
  • Glass: high-curvature sapphire crystal 
  •  Frequency: 28,800bph 
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM 
  • Strap widths (mm): 20/16 
  • Price: US$3,680 (S$5,190) excluding applicable taxes  
  • Limited to 68 pieces per dial variant

  • Steel case, with solid case back 
  • Case diameter: 38mm 
  • Thickness: 13.9mm incl sapphire 
  • Power reserve: 45 hours, self-winding 
  • Complications: chronograph, date window 
  • Jewels: 34 rubies 
  • Glass: high-curvature sapphire crystal 
  •  Frequency: 28,800bph 
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM 
  • Strap widths (mm): 20/16 
  • Price: US$3,680 (S$5,190) excluding applicable taxes 
  • Limited to 68 pieces per dial variant

  • Steel case, with solid case back 
  • Case diameter: 38mm 
  • Thickness: 13.9mm incl sapphire 
  • Power reserve: 45 hours, self-winding 
  • Complications: chronograph, date window 
  • Jewels: 34 rubies 
  • Glass: high-curvature sapphire crystal 
  •  Frequency: 28,800bph 
  • Water resistance: 3 ATM 
  • Strap widths (mm): 20/16 
  • Price: US$3,680 (S$5,190) excluding applicable taxes 
  • Limited to 68 pieces per dial variant