A rare box set!
A month ago, Kurono Tokyo, Hajime Asaoka's 'budget' brand opened its first boutique in Aoyama, Tokyo. To commemorate the occasion, Kurono released a box set comprising three urushi dial watches limited to 88 box sets. Unlike Kurono's previous offerings which were only available to purchase online, these watches were only obtainable if one opened an account with Kurono and visited the boutique in person.
I had been fortunate and privileged to work in a Japanese company for 25 years while I had lived in London and had kept in touch with my ex boss who conveniently lived in Tokyo. Although he had left the company 13 years ago, we had exchanged birthday greetings with each other so I decided to ask him for a big favour when I heard of this latest release by Kurono
To cut a long story short, the box set arrived yesterday and I can say that the urushi dials look magnificent in every colour, partly due to the fact that the omission of the numerals on the dial adds to its purity and beauty. In addition, the straps on these watches are arguably the most supple in the market today making them a joy to wear.
I count myself privileged and very fortunate to own this box set which to me exemplifies Kurono Tokyo at its best!