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  • Manufacturer: Credor
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: GBLT997
    Case No: 060001
    Model Name: Eichi II
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7R14-0AA0, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Credor deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Credor certificate dated 3rd March 2021, Credor warranty card, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Representing true artisanal spirit, the Seiko Micro Artist Studio situated in a small workshop at the Seiko’s factory in Shiojiri, Japan with a only a handful of Seiko artisans produce the company’s finest watches. The best-known lineage to hail from the astute studio is Credor’s Eichi series, followed by the success originally launched with Eichi I in 2008, the Eichi II was revealed in 2014.

    Eichi meaning wisdom in Japanese denotes deep knowledge and the divine. Poetically named, the Eichi II is quintessential Credor conceived with understated beauty, yet it is considered one of the most horologically compelling watches of our time. In fact, the watch is known in horological circles as the Japanese equivalent of the Philippe Dufour Simplicity.

    To mark the 140th anniversary of Seiko’s founding by Kintaro Hattori, Credor launched the present Eichi II ref. GBLT997 in a 39mm platinum case. Singing in serenity, the porcelain dial is hand-painted in a stunning Ruri blue—Japanese word for Lapis lazuli. Featuring a finely executed seconds hand detailed with a Credor “C” tip glides in grace over haloed blue dial. On the reverse of the timepiece is the display of the equally stunning Spring Drive cal. 7R14, arguably the finest creation by Seiko to date, the movement boast simplicity, yet every bevelled edges, mirror-polished ruby sinks, and heat-blued screws creates a compelling canvas with impeccable finishing. Furthermore, the mainspring is decorated with a Japanese open-worked Bellflower motif that is ever so poetic.

    With only two dozen pieces leaving the Studio per year, resulting a demanding waiting list, the present Eichi II bearing a case number "060001" is the first example to be produced and further launched in the market during June. Presented in excellent overall condition, the present lot is accompanied with its original certificate and accessories, making this the perfect opportunity for collectors to snatch this for their own collection without the long wait.

Σ885

Ref. GBLT997
A highly rare, superlative and attractive platinum wristwatch with blue porcelain dial, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2021
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 320,000 
€17,700-35,400
$20,500-41,000

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021