2020 Credor Eichi II 18K RG (Ref. GBLT998) Noritake Porcelain Dial W/ Box & Papers
The legacy of Seiko's commitment to craftsmanship is as alive today as it was 50 years ago, however, the mainline offerings of Seiko only show a fraction of the true refinement and quality they're capable of in watchmaking. With Grand Seiko, there is a far more artisanal approach to the construction of the cases and dial, though the scale of which is done with a mass market in mind. Seiko's most exclusive and prestigious offerings are creations under the Credor name.
Credor started in 1974 under the name "Crêt D'Or" or "Golden Gift", as a collection of precious metal watches under the Seiko name, but branched off as an independent house under the Seiko umbrella in 1978 with the simplified "Credor" name. Today, Credor is Seiko's halo brand and is their most concentrated representation of quality, the Eichi II is Credor's halo model and is by far the brand's most celebrated and sought-after creation. Developed by the Micro Artist Studio to encapsulate watchmaking in its purest form, no frills or nonessential features are seen on this watch apart from meticulous attention to detail with the best possible materials being used. The painstaking process that goes into the development of the Eichi II allows for approximately only 20 pieces to be made a year. This process includes the hand-making and painting of the Noritake white porcelain dial and the fabrication of the Credor cal. 7R14 "Spring Drive" movement which features a power reserve function that is visible through the exhibition case back along with the beautiful movement itself.
|18K Rose Gold
|Credor Dark Brown Alligator Leather Strap W/ 18K RG Credor Deployant Clasp
The unpolished and noble 18K rose gold case features subtle elements of previous wear with no notable or significant scratches present. The sapphire crystal is free of blemishes. The sapphire crystal exhibition case back is also free of damage and blemishes. The original dark brown alligator leather Credor strap exhibits signs of gentle use and remains in excellent overall condition. The 18K rose gold Credor deployant clasp shows some gentle signs of use. The watch also comes with an additional artisanal matte grey alligator leather strap.
The handmade white porcelain Noritake dial is flawless and features beautiful hand-painted printing on the dial. The blued hands are also flawless.
The watch comes complete with its original inner and outer boxes, Credor certificate of warranty, an extra strap, and accessories. The watch is keeping time perfectly.