For over a century, Japanese company Seiko as been at the forefront of timepiece production. On countless occasions, the brand’s signature combination of function and innovation have revolutionised the art of watchmaking. Particularly notable are the introduction of the world’s first quartz watch in 1969 and 1982’s rather unique “TV watch”.
The company’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1881, when, at the young age of 21, Kintaro Hattori got his start selling and repairing watches in central Tokyo. After several years in the business, he decided to begin producing watches in his own workshop, laying the foundations for what was to become an internationally renowned name in watchmaking.