Kurono Tokyo Announces the Calendrier 'Type I' | UPDATE: Sold out
UPDATE: The Calendrier Type I has sold out. It only took 14 minutes for all available units to be snapped up, despite the fact that KT had reserved an earlier window and a limited number specifically for Japanese domestic buyers.
Deliveries for the latest Kurono Tokyo timepiece will start in mid-September 2022 and go through the end of October 2022.
Kurono Tokyo has been on a real tear recently. The brainchild of watchmaker Hajime Asaoka, Kurono Tokyo brings a number of his designs to the broader market at far more affordable prices than his namesake brand.
Most recently, they have released the Kurono 34mm, a range of colorful vintage-inspired watches that fairly pop with art-deco flair. While attractive, the size made them somewhat less appealing to me personally (especially because I'm a big guy and a 34mm watch would just get lost on my wrist).
Now, however, Kurono Tokyo have unveiled a watch that I can't stop gawping at. The new Kurono Calendrier 'Type I' features a Japanese-made (of course, what else?) Miyota 9122 with a 40-hour power reserve that runs at 28,800 bph and is a much more suitably-sized (again, for me) case at 38mm. It's also just 11.5mm thick, of which 1.5mm is the box sapphire crystal. The khaki-colored dial looks a bit more like olive green in the press photos, but has the awesome typography that KT's previous pieces are known for.
Gracing the 3 and 9 o'clock positions are the subdials with day and month complications, while the date window sits at the six o'clock mark. A coin-edged fixed bezel completes the look and boy does it look amazing.
Anyone else getting tired of having to be up at the crack of dawn to get a crack at these units? No? Um, yeah, me neither.