Credor Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with a Special Edition of the Eichi II

Credor Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with a Special Edition of the Eichi II

Credor celebrates its remarkable 50-year journey by unveiling a limited edition model of their iconic timepiece, the Eichi II, available for purchase starting from June 8th (Saturday). This exclusive release is limited to only 30 pieces.

Eichi II: The Ultimate Fusion of Craftsmanship and Beauty

Eichi, introduced in 2008, embodies the exquisite blend of advanced skills, cutting-edge technology nurtured by Credor, and the delicate beauty that resonates with the Japanese aesthetic sensibility. Crafted by the exceptional artisans at the Micro Artist Studio in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture, it epitomizes the "ultimate simplicity" refined to perfection.

The Commemorative Model: A Captivating Showcase of Craftsmanship

The commemorative watch features a deep blue porcelain dial, known as "ruri" in Japanese, reminiscent of the lapis lazuli gemstone. The dial has a gentle curve achieved through meticulous application of porcelain glaze, creating surface tension and giving it a subtly domed shape. This glaze also produces a mesmerizing effect, where the dial's colors vary depending on the viewing angle and ambient light conditions.

Moreover, the hour markers, Credor logo at the twelve o'clock position, and the Credor letters are all meticulously hand-painted by skilled craftsmen at the Micro Artist Studio, the prestigious workshop where these timepieces are meticulously crafted.

Credor Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with a Special Edition of the Eichi II

A Special Model Adorned with the Radiance of "Ruri-Kinsai"

The porcelain dial of the Eichi II exhibits a soft, rounded appearance with a translucent quality. This distinctive look is achieved through the firing of glassy glaze at high temperatures, forming a gentle curved surface with captivating depth.

To commemorate Credor's 50th anniversary, the traditional Japanese decorative technique known as "Ruri-Kinsai," which was popular during the Edo period for luxury items and exports, has been applied using modern techniques. Additionally, the Eichi II introduces an 18K yellow-gold case that harmonizes perfectly with the "Ruri-Kinsai" dial, a first for this model.

The dial's deep lapis color, enhanced by the unique glaze, features hand-gilded detailing of the brand's iconic "Crest Mark," "CREDOR" logo, and indexes. Each stroke is meticulously painted by skilled craftsmen to create a three-dimensional effect. The delicate base is then covered in gold and meticulously finished. The handling of heat-sensitive gold is exceptionally challenging, but it is skillfully executed to achieve the perfect balance of brilliance and legibility befitting the Eichi II.

Credor Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with a Special Edition of the Eichi II

As porcelain exhibits diverse colors depending on the viewing angle and surrounding brightness, the addition of dazzling gold accents elevates the Eichi II to an even more glamorous model within the lineup.

Exquisite Craftsmanship and Innovative Mechanism Shining Bright

The Eichi II is equipped with the caliber 7R14, a movement that showcases meticulous finishing, including a mirror-like curved shape achieved through intricate handwork on the contours of the "kubi" (neck), rubies, and screw holes. The power reserve indicator needle and screws adorned with a vibrant blue color, inspired by the Shiojiri City flower "Kikyo" and finished with tempering, can be admired through the transparent case back.

Furthermore, the "Torque Return System" of the caliber 7R14 maximizes the advantages of a high-torque Spring Drive mechanism, effectively utilizing limited energy to extend the watch's power reserve. When fully wound, the mainspring autonomously winds itself for approximately 35 hours. This innovative mechanism optimizes energy usage, resulting in a 25% improvement in power reserve, achieving a remarkable duration of approximately 60 hours.

Credor Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with a Special Edition of the Eichi II

About the Micro Artist Studio

The Micro Artist Studio, located in Shiojiri within the Shinshu region, is an esteemed luxury watch atelier renowned for crafting a series of exclusive Spring Drive timepieces that harmonize the finest horological technology with artisanal craftsmanship of the highest caliber. Established in 2000, its mission is to uncover, study, and master the techniques and skills passed down by predecessors in order to create exceptional luxury watches. The team comprises expert craftsmen and women specializing in various fields, including movement design, assembly, and finishing.

Limited Edition Release

The Credor 50th Anniversary Eichi II will be available as a limited edition of only 30 pieces starting June 2024.

Credor Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with a Special Edition of the Eichi II

- Spring Drive 7R14
- Winding system: Manual-winding
- Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
- Power reserve: 60 hours
- Jewels: 41
- 18K yellow-gold case and clasp
- Crocodile strap with three-fold clasp and push-button release

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