NEW RELEASE

NAOYA HIDA & Co.

NH TYPE 2C-1
“Lettercutter”

OVERVIEW

The NH TYPE 2C-1 is based on the NHTYPE 2C and was created in collaboration with Mark Cho, co-founder of THE ARMOURY, which has shops in Hong Kong and New York The main difference with the NH TYPE 2C is that the index design and the engraved indication on the case back have been changed and the word THE ARMOURY is engraved on the dial THE ARMOURY is engraved on the 6 o'clock side.

FEATURES

This model is a modified version of the NH TYPE 2C with modified detail specifications.
A maximum of 10pcs will be manufactured in 2022.
Compared to the NH TYPE 2C, the following changes have been made.

  • All 12 indexes have been replaced by THE ARMOURY "Lettercutter" Arabic font selected by Mark Cho.
  • The cashew (artificial lacquer) poured over the 12 arabic indexes is now dark blue instead of black.
  • The dial construction was identical to that of the NH TYPE2B.
  • The seconds line on the outer edge of the dial was extended to the inner bezel every five seconds.
  • THE ARMOURY engraved on the 6 o'clock side of the dial.
  • The typeface and position of the engraving on the caseback has been changed.
  • Leather strap now available in different color and materials.

The following features have remained unchanged.

The design is based on vintage watches from the 1930s and 1960s, but with a modern and practical case diameter of 37 mm. (Vintage watches generally come in sizes smaller than 35 mm.) We worked with a company that introduced a machine manufactured by Roku Roku Sangyo, a manufacturer of ultra-high-precision micro-machining machines. As a result, they succeeded in crafting difficult-to-machine materials to an accuracy of a few microns and in three dimensions.

While most watches have their hour, minutes and seconds hands made by pressing, the hands produced by cutting to give them a three-dimensional appearance are almost three times thicker than those of a standard watch. The dials, which are almost three times thicker than those of ordinary watches, are designed in the shape of a mortar.
The watch is equipped with the manual-winding Cal.3020CS movement, which incorporates a newly developed click mechanism, different from the one in the base movement, the ETA Valjoux 7750, so that the wearer can enjoy the feel of winding the watch. This is a significant modification of the Cal.3019SS presented in 2019 in order to create a medium three-hand system (with the seconds hand positioned in the center of the dial).
The six arabic indexes on the dial are all hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen. Synthetic lacquer (cashew) is then poured over them to give them a unique finish.
Made of SUS 904L stainless steel, which is known for its high corrosion resistance but is expensive and difficult to process, and is therefore used only by a very limited number of manufacturers.

Specifications

Movement

Movement
Cal. 3020CS Manual winding
Diameter
30mm (13 1/4 Line)
Thickness
5.0mm
Frequency
28,800/h (8beat/Sec - 4Hz)
Jewels
22
Power Reserve
Around 45hour

* Newly designed main and balance bridge, clock, click spring for pursuing a comfortable winding.

Case

Material
Stainless steel (SUS904L)
After the cutting work by the ultra-high precision micromachining machine, polishing.
Case diameter
37.0mm
Case thickness
10.7mm
Glass
Curved sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating on the backside.
Case Back
Screw Case Back

Dial, Hands

Dial material
German Silver
Brand logo
Engraving by Ultra High-Precision and High-Speed Micro Fine Machining Center.
Minute, Second scale
Engraving by Ultra High-Precision and High-Speed Micro Fine Machining Center.
Index
12 Arabic index is hand engraved by skilled craftsman
Inked by synthetic Japanese lacquer (Cashew).
Hands material
Stainless steel (316L)
Material of hour and minutes hands
Heat-treated blue steel
Tip of the second hand bent by hand to coincide with the second scale

Pin buckle

Pin buckle material
Stainless steel (904L)

Leather strap

Hand-stitched, goat leather, calfskin back
Made by Jean Rousseau (https://www.jean-rousseau.com/)

Size
Lug width 20 mm - Buckle width 16 mm

Box

Material
Exterior wood and resin board frame with fine paper
Interior in Alcantara.

NAOYA HIDA & Co.

NH TYPE 2C-1
“Lettercutter”

price : 2,530,000JPY [Inc. Tax]

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Warranty period: Two-year warranty