Kurono Tokyo, the affordable, design focused brand backed by independent watchmaker Hajime Asaoka, has just announced their latest release, a new white dialed chronograph. The “Shiro” is the newest variation on Kurono’s chronograph design, following sold out runs of their art deco inspired Chronograph I and Chronograph II. Officially, the new Shiro is a variant of the Chronograph II, but all of the Kurono chronographs have their own distinct look and feel, while still adhering to what has quickly become an easy to identify house style for the brand.
The Chronograph II White was originally planned for release last year alongside the black Chronograph II, but production limitations brought on by supply chain issues that gripped the entire industry necessitated a delay. According to Kurono, the new watch has gone through a series of incremental improvements throughout the intervening months as Asaoka wore prototype versions of the dial on a regular basis, making little tweaks as necessary.