Since its founding in 1881, Seiko has adhered to the spirit of “Always one step ahead of the rest” and has continuously provided innovative products that have moved ahead and touched hearts. Seiko has proactively created whatever is needed to produce these products and deliver them to the world.
After winning precision competitions in Japan since the late 1940s, Seiko finally took on the challenge of participating in a Swiss observatory competition in 1964 with its mechanical watches. Despite disappointing results in the first year, Seiko dominated the 1968 competition held in Geneva by claiming the top seven positions for mechanical watches and thereby reached the pinnacle of mechanical watches.
With this technological advance serving as a basis, Seiko commercialized the Grand Seiko in 1960.
Grand Seiko watches set stringent accuracy standards that exceeded the then Swiss Chronometer excellence standards and attain the highest levels in terms of precision, legibility, beauty and durability, which represent the essence of a watch. The model using a spring drive movement combining the strength of mechanical and quartz watches, effectively utilize limited space within the movement and enable continuous running for a maximum of around eight days (approximately 192 hours).
Seiko’s superb technologies in luxury watches were not confined just to Grand Seiko.
Credor offers an ultra-thin movement of less than 2mm thick, a Tourbillon watch with a beautiful finish utilizing Japan’s traditional artisanal techniques such as engraving, lacquer and inlaying, and complicated watches with Spring Drive movements, thereby opening the door to a new era .