Kurono Grand:Hagane

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REF Grand:Hagane
Automatic-winding
37 MM
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SKU AS06843
Article Number 40991018
ref Grand:Hagane
case size 37 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes black calf leather strap with steel pin buckle. Also includes outer sleeve, outer presentation box, inner box, textile cloth, papers, polishing cloth, thank you card, and warranty card dated 1/2022.
overall condition Case is in outstanding, as-new condition overall showing only faint wear from careful handling. Baby blue gloss dial with applied quadrant indices is in as-new condition with matching 'syringe' handset. Unsigned crown.
REF Grand:Hagane
Automatic-winding
37 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06843
Article Number 40991018
ref Grand:Hagane
case size 37 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes black calf leather strap with steel pin buckle. Also includes outer sleeve, outer presentation box, inner box, textile cloth, papers, polishing cloth, thank you card, and warranty card dated 1/2022.
overall condition Case is in outstanding, as-new condition overall showing only faint wear from careful handling. Baby blue gloss dial with applied quadrant indices is in as-new condition with matching 'syringe' handset. Unsigned crown.

Why We Love it

What if you could combine the best in vintage vibe with modern tech for the perfect everyday watch? Well, now you can.

Japanese independent Kurono Tokyo is the brainchild of watchmaker Hajime Asaoka. Under the mandate of bringing Asaoka’s design sensibility to the masses using assembly line manufacturing — rather than the handmade haute horlogerie pieces for which he is primarily known — the company is able to offer beautiful watches for several thousand dollars, rather than tens of thousands. 

This particular watch, the Grand:Hagane, features a 37mm stainless steel case, an unsigned crown, a sapphire crystal, a deep and complex Tamahagane inspired brown dial with Koji indices, a matching syringe handset, and the Miyota Calibre 90S5 automatic movement. Fitted to a black calf leather strap with a steel pin buckle, it comes with all its goodies, including its warranty card. 

In as-new condition showing only faint handling wear, this Hajime Asaoka Seiji combines one of the most popular colorways of the year with a perfectly sized case in a limited run of just 400 pieces. 

It’s far and away one of the coolest modern watches of the last few years!

*To read more about the inspiration behind this watch, check out its page on Kurono's website here*

Brand Story

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Hasime Asaoka is one of the most celebrated boutique watchmakers in Japan. Customers will pay tens of thousands for one of his designs, and his renown in the international market is growing. However, Asaoka himself worried that not everyone who wanted one of his watches would be able to afford one, so he founded a second brand, Kurono Tokyo, to “create something that was more easily accessible, and faster to deliver.”

Kurono Tokyo offers beautiful, vintage-inspired watches in highly wearable sizes for a few thousand dollars, rather than tens of thousands. Often available in striking colorways, they feature faces made by one of Japan’s finest dial markers, stainless steel cases and solid case backs, and robust Miyota movements.

Unabashedly Japanese in their attention to detail and craftsmanship but borrowing from midcentury European watchmaking design language, Kurono Tokyo timepieces are a cut above the average “microbrand” watch, yet still wildly affordable compared to the wares from many high-end independents.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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