To celebrate the second year in operation, Kurono Tokyo founder Hajime Asaoka created a limited edition timepiece with a peach-colored sunburst dial.

Developing the Toki dial took a year to get the hue just right — and the result is quite striking. Presented in a fully polished 37 mm diameter 316L stainless steel case, and fitted with a Japanese-made premium Miyota 90S5 automatic movement with 40-hours of power reserve, this limited edition has an accessible price point that will be especially attractive, even to wealthy buyers.

Kurona Tokyo by Hajime Asaoka is a way for one of the hottest watchmakers in Japan to appeal to a broader market of collectors.

The railroad track around the dial, applied indices at 12, 3, 6, 9, and the triple engraved rings, coupled with a unique shape of the hands, plus the distinctive dial color, and relatively small dimensions, topped with a boxed sapphire crystal — result in an original aesthetic that’s reminiscent of the upscale Asaoka line.

The retail price of approximately $1,738 makes independent Japanese watchmaking accessible. Pre-orders for this watch will begin on May 21, 2021, at 7 AM PST.

Learn more at Kurono Tokyo.

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