Always one step ahead of the rest
The history of Seiko is a 136 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 2017 with the new releases for the coming year. New calibres, improved case & band materials and improved methods of craftsmanship to manufacture quality timepieces.
Back in 2010, a Seiko mechanical watch inspired by the glamour of the cocktail bar and designed especially for the Japanese market started to attract attention on the world’s watch blogs, forums and websites. In the months and years that followed, the watch became famous and it has come to be coveted by Seiko fans […]
Seiko’s reputation today as a leader in watches for divers is no accident of fate. This reputation is the direct result of a long tradition of innovation that stretches back over 50 years, during which time Seiko has been responsible for creating many of the features that are now widely accepted as the industry norms. […]
At Baselworld 2016, Seiko presented a limited edition automatic chronograph with an enamel dial. It was widely acclaimed as one of the stars of the show and has been in great demand ever since. Today, we are proud to announce the launch of a new Presage collection using the same enamel dials and a range […]