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NAOYA HIDA & Co.

NH TYPE 3B

OVERVIEW

The NH TYPE 3B was created with the aim of concentrating details reminiscent of 18th- and 19th-century pocket watches in a relatively small 37 mm case. The large moon phase at 6 o'clock is made of 18-carat yellow gold. The stars and the face on the moon seen through the large hollowed-out window, as well as the 11 Roman numerals, are all hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen. These details, which are rarely seen today, are housed in a newly designed rounded case with a slightly thicker bezel. The biggest difference between the NH TYPE3A and its predecessor is the redesign of the case and the change to a screw-back caseback system.

FEATURES

This model is a modified version of the NH TYPE 3A with modified detail specifications. In 2022, 15 will be manufactured.
Compared to the NH TYPE 3A, the following changes have been made.

  • The case back has changed from a snap back to a screw case back
  • The lateral shape of the lugs has changed.
  • The hand-engraved moon face has a slightly different design to that of the NH TYPE 3A (the prototype in the photo is still unchanged).

The following features have remained unchanged.

  • A large moon phase display mechanism is integrated at 6 o'clock.
  • The moon phase disc is made of 18-carat yellow gold, and the surface faces of the stars and moon are all hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen.
  • It has a newly designed rounded bezel, inspired by the vintage complication watches of the 1930s and 1960s.
  • 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.
  • The manual-winding movement Ca.3021LU, which incorporates a newly developed click mechanism in the base movement, the ETA Valjoux 7751, allows the wearer to enjoy the feel of winding the watch.
  • The Breguet Arabic indexes on the dial are entirely hand-engraved by skilled craftsmen. Synthetic lacquer (cashew) is then poured over them to give them a unique finish.
  • The watch is made of SUS 904L stainless steel, which is known for its high corrosion resistance but is difficult to process and is therefore only used by a very limited number of manufacturers.

Specifications

Movement

Movement
Cal. 3021LU Manual winding
Diameter
30mm (13 1/4 Line)
Thickness
5.6mm
Frequency
28,800/h (8beat/Sec - 4Hz)
Jewels
18
Power Reserve
Around 45hour
Moon phases indicated
59 days round the watch Adjustable by pulling crown down one level.

* 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. The ring part of the dial outer periphery incorporates a separate component.
Index
Hand engraved by skilled craftsman
Inked by synthetic Japanese lacquer (Cashew). Brand logo, index and scale.
Moon phase
Moon phase disc in 18KYG, bead-blasted.
The moon is made from a separate component and its face is hand-engraved.
The moon is made from a separate component with a hand-engraved face, then fixed to the moon phase disc.
Hour and minute hands Material Steel
Heat-treated brood steel
Tip of the minute hand bent by hand to align with the minutes 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 3B

price : 2,860,000JPY [Inc. Tax]

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Warranty period: Two-year warranty