Credor 50th Anniversary
Locomotive Limited Edition

The Gérald Genta-designed Locomotive is reborn in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Credor.

Credor was born in 1974, employing delicate, artisanal techniques to achieve precision in watchmaking with a Japanese aesthetic.
From its early days, Credor has been rooted in Japanese beauty and craftsmanship, yet it has cultivated an openness to artistic influences from diverse cultures in order to create extraordinary watches unlike any others in the world.

The relationship between Gérald Genta, a legendary watch designer, and Seiko reaches back to the 1970s. He was delighted to design a watch for the company and, in a career that birthed a number of famous watches, the Locomotive became a symbol of the deep friendship and mutual respect between Genta and Seiko.

The name Locomotive evoked the power of an advancing train and is also a French term meaning “driving force.” Genta chose the name in the hope that it would drive Credor ahead and, by extension, lead Seiko into the future. To the famed designer’s credit, the Locomotive became one of the best-known timepieces in the history of Credor.


DesignFaithful to Genta’s original sketch and made with the latest watchmaking skills and technologies

For the new creation, every detail has been re-examined and reproduced based on Gérald Genta’s original sketch. At the same time, Genta’s bold and unmistakable design codes are expressed through modern watchmaking capabilities and expertise, enhancing the depth and beauty of the new creation.

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The black dial takes its inspiration from a steam locomotive.
Its pattern was precisely created thanks to advanced technology. Based on Genta’s original sketch, a digital dial rendering with approximately 1,600 radial lines was created, reinterpreting the original pattern.
A special machine process was developed so that each line of the pattern could be directly engraved onto the dial. The pattern is carefully crafted to realize a hand-engraved quality and exquisite textured pattern that shines beautifully.

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The two indexes at the 12 o’clock position have now been faithfully reproduced according to Genta’s original sketch.


The Locomotive’s iconic hexagonal bezel with six screws has been preserved.
The case has various types of finishing applied to its surfaces, from the bezel to the sides, adding to the beauty and appeal of the entire design.
The case and bracelet are now made of high-intensity titanium, an alloy 30% lighter and more scratch resistant than stainless steel, maximizing durability and achieving long-lasting beauty while enhancing comfort on the wrist.

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Crown & Screws

The crown placement has been adjusted to align perfectly with the 4 o’clock position.
The screws have been adapted to be functional rather than merely decorative for the sake of long-term use as well as easy maintenance.

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Inheriting the design of Genta’s sketch, the new bracelet is carefully constructed and features the same taper and hexagonal intermediary links that gave the original its distinctive character.
Crafted with techniques that require a high level of skill, the new integrated bracelet in high-intensity titanium ensures comfort on the wrist.

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Caliber CR01


The watch houses Caliber CR01, a new automatic movement exclusive to Credor. Less than 9mm thick, the new three-hand movement with date allows the new Locomotive to maintain a svelte profile and elegant proportions in line with Gérald Genta’s celebrated original, which used a quartz movement.

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About Gérald Genta

Gérald Genta was born in Geneva on May 1, 1931.
In the 1950’s he started to design watches and designed many iconic masterpieces in watchmaking history, including the Credor Locomotive.
Alongside his collaborations with the finest watch brands, Genta created his own company in 1969, developing his eponymous brand and producing exceptional pieces. Constantly creating and innovating, he combined new shapes and materials with major watchmaking complexities.
Always working towards an unprecedented idea, he quickly earned respect and high esteem from the industry and watchmaking enthusiasts throughout the world. Genta passed away in August 2011 at the age of 80.


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