KURONO - Celebrating collectors 2020 - Catalog - Page 3
Watch collecting is much more than
just buying and wearing one for the
p u r p o s e s o f t e l l i n g t h e t i m e . R a t h e r, i t
is the sum total of the relationship the
collector develops with his watch, and
the experential journey he embarks on
with his watch. And a huge part of
t h i s j o u r n e y i s p e r s o n a l p h o t o g r a p h y.
This book is a collection of inspiring
photos taken by Kurono collectors,
situations. They are not professional
KU R O NO
BY HAJIME ASAOKA
Simplicity, Humility, Modesty - The embodiment of what it
are taken with whatever they have
means to own a Kurono by Hajime Asaoka. Dating back to the
16th century, Japanese watchmaking has been known for their
setups with better camera equipment.
intricate and meticulous craftsmanship. Completely self-taught
And because all of the collections
and only producing about five atelier watches a year, Asaoka
featured here are sold out and will not
created Kurono for horologists who were looking for a more
be repeated in the future - the book
aims above all else to embrace and
accessible and affordable timepiece. Kurono carries his DNA
and upholds the elegance that is distinctively unique to him.
in owning a fine watch - Passion.
~ Hajime Asaoka, Bunkyo Tokyo