The Kurono Calendrier Type I ushers in a whole new design language by master watchmaker Hajime Asaoka, designed for the gentleman adventurer but still firmly rooted in his penchant for the vintage romanticism of the art-deco era. Its design intent is for it to be worn regularly and to develop character over time - a design that allows for and embraces scratches. "Blemishes accumulated are unique to the wearer and is a written record of his journey and adventures through life. Owners should spend their time in meaningful pursuits rather than worry about scratches. Hence the design embraces such blemishes, adds character, and looks better over time," said Hajime Asaoka.
The design of the Calendrier Type I evokes a sense of refined adventure - with its new high-polish coin edge bezel and khaki dial interplaying with an audacious blacklettered vintage typeface to evoke a bold regimental atmosphere for the wrist. Guilloche sub-dials with high-polish hands hint at the mechanical complexity of its triple calendar complication, with the mood accentuated by railway-track minute markers at the periphery.
"Time is the most basic determinant for modern life, and the full calendar is the embodiment of this importance. I made this watch for the individual that wants to extract as much as possible from a fuller life - so that his own daily adventures whatever they may be can seem even more remarkable."