NEW RELEASE

NAOYA HIDA & Co.

NH TYPE 2C

OVERVIEW

NH TYPE2C is the third in the TYPE2 series, a model launched by NAOYA HIDA & Co. in 2020. There is no change in the concept of producing beautiful watches that pursue a sculptural three-dimensional effect in every detail, including the dial and hands, by combining state-of-the-art ultra-high-precision micro-fabrication machines and the manual work of skilled craftsmen. The biggest difference between the NH TYPE2B and the previous NH TYPE2B is that the case design has been changed and the case back has been converted to a screw-back system.

FEATURES

This model is a modified version of the NH TYPE 2B with modified detail specifications.
Ten will be manufactured in 2022.

  • The case back has changed from a snap back to a screw case back.
  • The lateral shape of the lugs has been changed.
  • The index circles on the dial are now separate parts.
  • Seconds scale on outer edge of dial changed to railway track type.

The following features have remained unchanged.

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
Minute and second scale engraved by ultra-high-precision micro-milling machine
The ring part of the Arabic index incorporates a separate component.
6 arabic indexes hand-engraved
Logo, Indexes inlaid with cashew (so-called synthetic lacquer)
Hands material
Stainless steel (316L)
Finish of 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

price : 2,420,000JPY [Inc. Tax]

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Warranty period: Two-year warranty