Since 1881


Always one step ahead of the rest

The history of Seiko is a 135 year story of innovation. From the very start, Kintaro Hattori was determined to be the forefront of the industry and his often repeated credo was “Always one step ahead of the rest”.

Thanks to a continuous stream of industry leading innovations over decades, Seiko established, and has maintained, its position as world leader in the technology of time. Today, Seiko is a true ‘manufacture,’ making all its components, from advanced IC’s to balance springs, and it is the only ‘manufacture’ with a variety of watchmaking technologies, mechanical, quartz, Kinetic, Spring Drive and GPS Solar.

Seiko today remains a family-owned business involving three generations of the Hattori family. Shinji Hattori, President and CEO and the great grandson of Kintaro Hattori continues the company credo that Seiko should always be ‘’one step ahead of the rest’. This was demonstrated again at Basel 2016 with the new release highlights across the collections –

Credor introduces a tourbillon with three-dimensional engraving and lacquer work inspired by the art of the Edo period

Grand Seiko launches a new case finish in High-intensity titanium and ceramic and an 8 day power reserve in Spring Drive calibre.

Astron extends the collection with a new GPS solar calibre featuring a slimmer case design and easy to read dial layout.

Prospex introduces a GPS calibre in the Marinemaster.

Presage demonstrates SEIKO’s watchmaking expertise in mechanical craftsmanship through the new design model inspiration from the original Laurel timepiece from 1913.

Seiko News

  • The Ultimate in Simplicity: The release of the Seiko Eichi II in the luxury Credor line

    Master artisanal skills combined with cutting-edge technology -an elegant expression of Japanese esthetics Seiko Watch Corporation (President & CEO: Shinji Hattori, headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo), is pleased to announce the Eichi II, a new wristwatch masterpiece in its luxury Credor dress watch line, released to mark the 40th anniversary of the Credor line and the 15th […]

  • The Credor Spring Drive Minute Repeater

    SEIKO WATCH CORPORATION is proud to announce the creation of the Credor Spring Drive Minute Repeater. It is the first minute repeater watch ever built by SEIKO and, alongside the Credor Spring Drive Sonnerie, marks another milestone in the developing tradition of SEIKO as a leading manufacturer of ‘complication’ timepieces. The miracle of pure sound […]

  • The Credor Spring Drive Sonnerie Pure Sound, Pure Motion, Pure Perfection

    Since its foundation in 1881, SEIKO’s history has been a history of challenges: challenges identified, challenges addressed and challenges met. For over 100 years, SEIKO has risen to these challenges and has thereby created some truly remarkable timepieces. The 2006 Baselworld exhibition witnesses the premiere of another landmark timepiece, the Credor Spring Drive Sonnerie. The […]

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Seiko Boutique - Luxury Product Showing

The SEIKO Boutique will showcase selected watch models from the Basel 2016 international releases from October 20th to October 27th 2016.

The watches will be on public view throughout the eight days, strictly within the showcase.

People interested in a private viewing session, can register their details through to sydney . . .