Type 1D, Steel
A very early Type 1D from Japanese independent watchmaker Naoya Hida. The Type 1 is Hida’s first and most easily understood design. Inspired by mid-century Patek Philippe Calatravas and pocket watches, the Type 1 reinterprets that essence toward contemporary through a distinctly Japanese lens. Hida only makes 15-20 Type 1 watches per year and proudly records how many watches he makes yearly on his site. This is the second Type 1D ever made, case 002. It features hand engraved, urushi lacquer-filled numerals on a German silver blank, mirror heat blued hands, and a 37mm steel case with updated thin lugs.