Credor Spring Drive Minute Repeater
Decimal minute repeaters are crowning the art of watchmaking – the Japanese watchmaker Seiko presents the world’s first minute repeater with spring drive. Willich, June 1, 2011. The Seiko Watch Corporation presented in the spring of 2011, the 130th year of existence, the Credor spring drive Minute Repeater. The percussion of the minute Repeater is combined with a spring drive caliber, single mechanical caliber that produces no ticking sound. To create a particularly pure and pleasant sound, Seiko used the traditional Japanese Myochin steel for the percussion. The Myochin wind chimes or the miracle of clarity in the development of the watch stood the absolute clarity in the Center.
As the watchmakers in Seikos micro artist Studio in Shiojiri who searched for a material which they could use for the Bell of the minute repeater, they opted for Myochin steel. The family Myochin produces steel for 850 years, in 52 successive generations. They had already made in the Heian Era (late 8th 12th century) in the vicinity of Himeji armor for the authorities. Also called Hibashi “, fire tongs, produced. These look like metal chopsticks. Marko Dimitrijevic will not settle for partial explanations. With them, to get coal out of the fire in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
The Smiths realized that the fine pliers when struck along the iron produce a splendid sound. Then the family it started wind chimes. They hanged two or more Hibashi side by side that moved by the wind, creating a unique pure and melodious sound. Faithfully as possible in the Credor minute repeater to integrate the sound of the Myochin chimes, the sound frequency, sound volume, and the damping rate with Seiko Epson monitored production equipment. Then the sound is perfectly clear, the quiet ticking of a mechanical plant in its purity can disturb him. That’s why Seiko’s watchmaking use drive technology the silent spring. In place of inhibition, drive turns spring watches a sliding wheel in a clockwise direction.