If you’re in New York through this Friday, and you’re interested in watches, you have a chance to experience three watches very rarely seen outside of very tight collector circles and outside of Japan: the Credor Repeater, Sonnerie, and Fugaku Tourbillon, the first tourbillon ever made by Seiko.
The Seiko Credor Sonnerie was the very first chiming watch from Seiko; the Seiko Credor Minute Repeater has a number of unusual technical features, including a silent regulator based on the use of air resistance, and of course the use of Spring Drive technology. It’s well known that Seiko’s artisans were advised on high end watch finishing by none other than Philippe Dufour.
The boutique will have the watches for viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., today through Friday; if you come by on Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 a Master Craftsman from Seiko Japan’s Micro Artist Studio in Shiojiri will be there as well. If you’d like to see these timepieces please contact the Seiko Boutique at 212-355-3718. And if you’d like to take a virtual visit to Japan, you might enjoy checking out the HODINKEE video from our visit to Seiko Japan in 2015.
Hands On And Analysis Of The Seiko Credor Minute Repeater.
A Comparison Of The Seiko Credor Eichi With A Doufour Simplicity And Laurent Ferrier Galet.