The case is 38mm in diameter and measures 13.9mm thick. If prior Kurono chronographs are any indication, this top measurement is a bit deceiving, because the extremely domed sapphire crystal contributes considerably to the measurement, however to not the impression on the wrist. Coming in at below 40mm with lots of the hallmarks of classic watches current within the dial design and case development, the Shiro ought to have a attraction about it that’s harking back to watches from the artwork deco period it was impressed by.
The Shiro makes use of the identical NE86 motion (manufactured by Seiko) as Kurono’s earlier releases. By some means, this has develop into a little bit of an underrated and below utilized motion, as Seiko themselves don’t appear to be too terribly excited by flooding the market with their very own chronographs (there are exceptions, after all). This is a superb computerized chronograph caliber by any measure, with a vertical clutch, column wheel, and 45 hour energy reserve.
Kurono’s Chronograph II White is priced at $3,700, and goes on sale to the general public February 24 at 9:30 EST. Kurono will not be specifying what number of of those watches are being made, besides to say that it numbers within the “tons of.” Shipments are slated to start in April. Kurono