Credor, luxury Division of Seiko brand, presented at Baselworld 2016 a superior limited-edition timepiece, comprising new movement – caliber 6830, the first tourbillon ever produced by Seiko. The caliber is just 3.98 mm thick, and is made and assembled by master watchmaker Satoshi Hiraga. Engraving is done by Kiyoshi Terui. The overall design, including the integration of the tourbillon, metal engraving, and lacquer work, is done Nobuhiro Kosugi. Urushi expert Isshu Tamura produces the lacquer finish.
Together, these experts have created a three-dimensional tourbillon with engraving and lacquer work inspired by the art of the Edo period in Japan (1603-1868).
With a frequency of 21.6000 vph, power reserve of 37 hours, the movement with 22 jewels and 153 total components., this Seiko model is ready to make the real excitation in the watchmaking world.
The watch is presented in a 43.1 mm x 8.8 mm platinum case, that also utilizes yellow and white gold along with 48 blue sapphires (for a total of 3.22 carats, including on the crown and lugs). The dial is in white and yellow gold, and features engraving, Urushi lacquer, mother-of-pearl, and Yakogai (turban shell). A sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating protects the dial. Water-resistance is 30 meters, and magnetic resistance is 4,800 A/m.
Finally, Credor Fugaku Tourbillon Limited Edition comes with a crocodile strap with platinum three-fold clasp with push button release. This model will be produced as limited to only eight pieces, and the price will be €500,000.