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Seiko Credor Minute Repeater

by on Apr.06, 2011, under Review, What's New

To catch your attention on this fine watch, only three of the Credor Spring Drive Minute Repeaters are going to be made each year with an extremely affordable price tag ;) of $400,000.

You don’t normally think of Japan as being known for Swiss movement or even manufacturing anything over the $1000 mark.  This one surprised me a bit but the shear rarity of such a watch with a limited run should command a higher bid.  Showcasing their micro drive talents,  Seiko started the Credor line back in 2006 and is moving up the high-end ladder.

“Spearheaded by Kenji Shiohara, the new Minute Repeater is designed and executed in a traditional Swiss style.  But, the hammers of the repeater are made from Myochin steel, the same steel used in Japanese wind chimes, producing an incredibly crisp sound.  In fact, the Myochin family has gone 52 generations producing steel, which equates to about 850 years of continual master blacksmith work.” – Hodinkee

There are two cases. The Seiko, you will see utilizes the decimal system and has  a few other interesting characteristics. the hour and minutes (ten and one) with the hammer and the gongs are in between the two cases.

In all this is a sick little watch. If you can give up buying that house you’ve been saving for go ahead and grab the Seiko Credor.

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