KURONO by Hajime Asaoka




Kurono introduces our first artisan-level timepiece - the Grand:Akane '茜' - with a uniquely made urushi dial featuring a ‘Hamon (刃文)’ pattern that is finished with the traditional Japanese ‘Niiro 煮色’ chemical treatment, and then sealed by an additional layer of suki-urushi (transparent lacquer).

Unlike most urushi-based watch dials in the market today, watchmaker Hajime Asaoka refrained from using hand-painted designs, favoring instead a ‘forged’ approach to the creation of the Grand:Akane’s dial design elements.

The result is a beautiful urushi dial of contrasting red hues, that leverages the unique thick box sapphire for lightplay. Additionally, the use of suki-urushi as the sealing layer of the dial will result in different color shades over time according to the usage of the owner.

 The Grand:Akane is the result of more than a year of development and its unique is created by a urushi master craftsman to Hajime-sensei’s design and exacting standards.


  • Japan-made mechanical automatic movement
  • Sapphire glass
  • Solid caseback
  • 28,800 vibrations / hour, power reserve 40 hours 
  • Waterproof to 3 ATM
  • 316L high-polished 37mm stainless steel case 
  • Special black calf leather band with red sides 
  • 20mm at lugs, 16mm at buckle
  • Made in Japan
  • Expected delivery in March 2021 (Starting from Public Tier) 
  • Total edition size of 200 pieces

Price: JPY 350,000 (estd US$3,320)

40% pre-order deposit is applicable only for Public Tier
Delivery: March 2021 from Public Tier

(Price excludes shipping and any applicable taxes in your country)

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1. Due to the limited nature of this product, preorder deposits are strictly non-refundable
2. Preorders confirmations shall not be resold to third parties. 
3. Unless explicitly specific, prices exclude in-country taxes which customers shall settle with customs or the delivery partner at point of import
4. Estimated delivery dates may be affected by force majeure conditions out of our control
5. Hoarding for purposes of resale is frowned upon. We reserve the right to query, void and blacklist any suspicious/multi-quantity purchases.

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