Azuki's dial enhances the "beauty of symmetry" that is a component of the Art Deco style. The cylinder dial is designed to curve from the center to the outer edge of the dial, and two dial layers are pressed together to create a three-dimensional effect. The numerals themselves - this time colored in off-white for this anniversary - are also purposefully printed in a raised format. To achieve its unique deep-maroon color, the dial is made from phosphor-bronze for the first time.
The case is made of forged 316L stainless steel. It is newly designed to fit the coin-edged bezel, but keeps the iconic Kurono case DNA.
The case sides are mirror-finished. The mirror finish is free from distortion, so much so that exterior reflections are beautifully portrayed.
Also, when viewed from the side, the mirror finish and the coin-edge bezel can be seen to stand out in their respective finishes.
Water resistance has been increased to 5 ATM. The case-back is finished with a circular lettering design, as seen on vintage watches.
The scratch-resistant box sapphire crystal is raised like the acrylic glass of a vintage watch.
Designed for the Calendrier 'Type I', its shape is 0.15 mm higher than that of an ordinary sapphire box crystal.
Unique Hand-bent Hands
The combination of high-polish leaf hands for the hour and minute hands with modern hands is a typical Kurono design.
The hour and minute hands are curved at both ends, and are paired with a counterweighted second hand that is very thin.
The tips of the second and minute hands are bent by hand.
Miyota 9122 - a Japan-made movement - is used. It is a rare movement with "center seconds and full calendar,"
which is uncommon in current Swiss-made mass-produced ebauches.
Leveraging a Japanese movement allows for the Kurono Calendrier 'Type I' to be fully Japan made.