Credor presents a special edition of the Eichi II for the brand’s 50th anniversary

The new Eichi II debuts with a hand-painted logo on the dial and an 18K yellow-gold case
Credor, from the house of Japanese watchmaking brand Seiko, was established in 1974 with a few quartz watches that featured the Seiko logo. Now, as the brand celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has unveiled a new Eichi II model to commemorate the occasion. The latest timepiece is inspired by the original Eichi, launched in 2008, which was appreciated for its clean aesthetics. 

Topped with a dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, the new Eichi II is crafted in 18K yellow gold for the first time. The 39mm timepiece comes with an aesthetically pleasing deep blue porcelain dial—inspired by ruri, a Japanese word for lapis lazuli—and is slightly domed thanks to the applied porcelain glaze which also makes the dial reflect different colours depending on the intensity of light and the different angles at which it hits the dial. 

Credor Eichi II

Furthermore, on the dial there is a Credor logo, hand-painted by a craftsman at the Micro Artist Studio in Shiojiri City, positioned at 12 o'clock. Altogether, the hands, the hour markers, and the logo are gold, applied to create a 3D effect with a ‘Ruri-Kinsai’ technique, a rare procedure in which gold is overglazed on ruri-coloured material, such as porcelain.

Credor Eichi II Movement

Through the transparent sapphire crystal on the caseback, one can see the barrel engraved with a bellflower, paying homage to the Shiojiri City where the Micro Artist Studio is located, and a power reserve indicator (60 hours) in vivid blue colour. Ticking inside is the manual-winding Spring Drive Caliber 7R14, with its Torque Return System, which functions on the premise that when the mainspring is fully wound and the torque output is at its highest, approximately 30% of the available power is not needed to maintain precision and is, in effect, wasted. The Torque Return System uses this energy to rewind the mainspring, increasing the power reserve.

Limited to 30 pieces only, the watch is finished with a crocodile strap with three-fold clasp with push button release and is priced at Rs. 42,95,000 (approx.)

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