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ABOUT KURONO
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,
of
their
various
Kurono
watch
settings,
-
across
backdrops,
and
situations. They are not professional
KU R O NO
BY HAJIME ASAOKA
pictures
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
photographers,
on-hand
-
and
whether
the
their
personal
elaborate
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
mobile
phones,
or
more
be repeated in the future - the book
aims above all else to embrace and
accessible and affordable timepiece. Kurono carries his DNA
celebrate
and upholds the elegance that is distinctively unique to him.
the
simplest
determinant
in owning a fine watch - Passion.
‘There
should
excessive.
And
previously
be
made
be
things
nothing
that
complicated,
as
simple
as
were
should
possible.’
~ Hajime Asaoka, Bunkyo Tokyo
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