This is not your mom’s Seiko. This thing is a Spring Drive Seiko with hourly Japanese chime. It’s completely hand-made and hand-assembled and costs, well, lots.

As befits a watch of such intricacy and sophistication, the strike hammer is visible through the dual surface curved sapphire crystal. The case itself is crafted from 18-karat pink gold, which not only reflects the value of the movement but assists the purity of the sound of the chime. On the mainspring barrel of the bell mechanism, a cutout Japanese bellflower (Kikyo flower in Japanese) drifts down on a river, symbolizing the continuous flow of time. The Japanese bellflower is chosen because it is the flower of the city where the Micro Artist Studio is located.


The Credor Spring Drive Sonnerie Pure Sound, Pure Motion, Pure Perfection [TimeZone]

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

3 thoughts on “Seiko Credor Spring Drive Sonnerie”
  1. Hi Steve,
    It is believed that this special sonnerie watch will be sold in Europe for about € 120,000.00 (about USD 150,000.00 ) A lot of money huh ?

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