THE ULTIMATE IN SIMPLICITY
Eichi means wisdom in Japanese. The name reflects the fushion of Seiko Watch Corporation’s decades of Japanes 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 on the porcelain dial inspired by the snowy landscapes of winter in the mountainous region of Shinshu. The irregularities that betray the hand-executed nature are visible only under extreme magnification – a true hallmark of the hand painted process.
Over twenty steps are required to create the blue steel hands and case back screws used in the Eichi II. Each hand is tempered individually by a single craftsman. When heat is applied to the mirror-surfaced parts, the surface colour changes in the oxidation process.
The blue colouration only occurs after a specific time, different from hand to hand. Years of experience and skills are required but our skilled craftspeople know exactly when to remove the hand from the flame to achieve the perfect shade of blue.
The manual wind Spring Drive calibre moves the second hand in perfect glide motion creating a powerful experience. The finishing was inspired by Philippe Dufour who famously consulted with the Micro Artist Studio on finishing techniques. The contours of the bridge and the bevelling look striking from any angle, as they have been expertly handcrafted and polished to a mirror finish with a circular motion.
HISTORY OF CREDOR
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 watch is produced by master watchmakers, ensuring the enduring beauty and quality of every watch.
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