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Seiko’s first ever tourbillon is inspired by Japan

Seiko has launched its first ever tourbillon watch. The new Credor timepiece is profoundly inspired by Japanese culture.

It is stunningly beautiful. The Fugaku Tourbillon features a 43mm diameter platinum case adorned with 43 blue sapphires, and the hour marks are presented in 18-karat yellow gold.

Katsushika Hokusai, the famous Japanese artist from the Edo Period, inspired the new wristwatch by Seiko. Hokusai’s iconic print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” gets a tridimensional perspective thanks to the work of Kiyoshi Terui.

The eight-unit, limited edition was developed by three Japanese master craftsmen: Terui (metal engraver), Satoshi Hiraga (watchmaker), and Nobuhiro Kosugi (designer), while Isshu Tamura executed the 0.1mm thick lacquer work.

Fugaku, also known as Mount Fuji in Japanese, features a Caliber 6830 movement, a crocodile strap, and a power reserve of approximately 37 hours. Seiko’s first tourbillon – marketed in the Credor collection – is tagged at $460,000.


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