[SEIKO] From Credor Linealx, the release of limited model watches made using the traditional craft technique Mokume Gane on the dial
On sale from November 6th, 2021 in limited quantities.
The timepiece brand Seiko is well known for its various collaborative models that have worked with the worlds of anime, games, fashion, or sport.
On November 6th, 2021, the luxury watch brand Credor will release limited-quantity models whose dials feature Mokume Gane, a metal craft technique that has been handed down since the Edo period. Similarly to the highly acclaimed first collaborative model released in 2019, these second limited-quantity models were created under the direction of Masaki Takahashi, representative director of Mokumeganeya Co., Ltd.
Mokume Gane is a processing technology unique to Japan that was devised for sword accoutrements 400 years ago during the Edo period. In the Mokume Gane technique, several differently colored metals are layered on top of one another, subject to shaving and twisting, then stretched flat to produce a wood-grain pattern. The design of both the men’s and ladies’ models takes the Japanese auspicious cloud motif known aszuiunas its theme. Since ancient times,zuiunauspicious clouds have been said to express lucky omens. Working by hand, piece by piece, outstandingly skilled craftsmen create the dials of these watches, which make a perfect gift for wedding anniversaries or other life milestone events. We welcome you to take a close look at these masterpieces made with highly reliable Japanese movements and a beautiful dial that is the concentration of fine craftsmanship.
The name Credor comes from the FrenchCréte d’Or, meaning ‘’the ultimate in gold.’’ The company came into being in 1974 as a luxury dress watch brand for highly individual timepieces created through techniques that represent the mastery of Japanese sensibility and precision.The techniques of master craftsmen have been invested into carefully selected materials, from the watch’s movements to all its small parts, to continue to protect the brand’s beauty and quality.
■ Credor Mokume Gane dial limited model special page
■SEIKO official website
Seiko Watch Japan
Twelve plates of precious metal are used for the Mokume Gane in the men’s timepieces, while thirteen are used in the ladies.’ Different types and amounts of precious metal are used in the manufacturing. The layering of these metals is visible in the calendar window at the 3 o’clock position.
top photos:The men’s model design theme features daytimezuiunclouds to create a chic impression, while the ladies’ model design theme is one of twilight clouds that create a gorgeous look.