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Credor Eichi II ‘Ruri Edition’

£50,000

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Description

Created in 1974, Credor is a luxury dress watch collection that uses the very finest materials in the creation of timepieces that showcase Japanese aesthetics and engineering excellence. Each Credor Eichi II watch is produced by master watchmakers, ensuring the enduring beauty and quality of every watch. Eichi means wisdom in Japanese. The name reflects the fusion of Seiko Watch Corporation’s decades of Japanese watchmaking skills with the highest and most technically advanced Spring Drive movement. From the design of every component to the hand painting of the dial, the Eichi II is made by elite watchmakers at the Micro Artist Studio in Shiojiri, central Japan.

The 12-hour indices and Credor logo are meticulously hand-painted one by one. The irregularities that betray the hand-executed nature are visible only under extreme magnification- a true hallmark of the hand painted process. The deep blue colour used on the dial is known as ‘Ruri’ in Japan and elsewhere as lapis lazuli. A shade that entranced makers of jewellery and other objects d’art for centuries because of its intensity and its richness. It perfectly suits the simple, clean layout of the Eichi II dial and provides the ideal contrast to the white indices and hands. The production requires each dial to be fired repeatedly, a process that takes place at the Micro Artist Studio under the close supervision of the studio’s own artisans. The dial has a gentle curve thanks to the careful application of the porcelain glaze which creates a surface tension, giving it a slightly domed shape.

The case back is hand-finished by master craftspeople and features a timeless lustre and sophistication. To keep the dial as uncluttered as possible, the power reserve is positioned at the back of the movement. The contours of the bridge and the bevelling look striking from any angle, as they are all expertly hand-crafted and polished to a mirror-like finish with a circular motion.  The finishing was inspired by Philippe Dufour who famously consulted with the Micro Artist Studio on finishing techniques.

The Eichi II uses a manual wound Spring Drive Calibre 7R14 – our unique watchmaking movement which generates energy like every other luxury mechanical watch but combines this with an electronic regulator to deliver a level of precision that no mechanical watch can match. The signature of Spring Drive is the glide motion of its second hand. The hand does not move with either the one-second tick of a quartz watch nor the rapid beat of a mechanical watch, but rather in a silent and beautiful glide motion. The timepiece features a proprietary mechanism known as the “Torque Return System”, that maximises the advantages of the Spring Drive movement’s high torque.

Specifications

Movement
Accuracy: -1/+1 seconds per day
Calibre: 7R14
Movement Type: Spring Drive, Mechanical Manual Winding
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Exterior
Dial Colour: Blue
Case Material: Platinum 950
Strap/Bracelet: Crocodile Leather
Clasp: Deployant buckle
Case Diameter: 39.0mm
Case Thickness: 10.3mm
Other Specifications
Water Resistance: 3 bar
Crystal Type: Sapphire crystal

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