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.