WATCHPRO Salon will be the only time Grand Seiko presents all of its Masterpiece watches at once in the UK this year.
The Japanese master watchmaker has enjoyed a spectacular rise in the UK in recent years; ascending from a brand known only to the most avid watch collectors to become sought after by the biggest retailers and their customers.
“No longer a watchmaking secret, the luxury Japanese ‘manufacture’ has only offered Grand Seiko outside Japan since 2010, but in the last three years has seen unprecedented growth around the globe. Watch Fans, Collectors and the Specialist Watch Media have been unanimously overwhelmed by the meticulous attention to detail of their “Takumi” Japanese craftspeople who design and craft every Grand Seiko by hand,” says Faye Lovenbury, group marketing manager for Grand Seiko and Seiko UK.
Unafraid to mix it up with the Swiss, Grand Seiko’s presence at WatchPro Salon will have a distinctly Japanese aesthetic, reflecting the brand’s unwavering respect for the inextricable link between nature and time.
Grand Seiko’s Masterpiece watches are the ultimate expression of its craft, precision engineering and art.
They are launched in limited quantities no more than a few times a year and are rarely seen together.
WATCHPRO Salon visitors will be able to see the very latest pieces.
“In recognition of the growing awareness and interest in their brand within the UK, Grand Seiko has chosen the inaugural WatchPro Salon to present their recently launched Masterpieces – this will be the first and only opportunity in the UK to view these special timepieces at once,” Ms Lovenbury reveals.
Other iconic references from the Grand Seiko collection including The Snowflake, White Birch, Skyflake and Four Seasons collection will also be on display.
Grand Seiko is one of the star brands at this year’s WATCHPRO Salon, a showcase of prestige watchmakers and a chance for brands, retailers and press to meet collectors and enthusiasts in 5-star luxury.
The two-day event takes place from November 12 to 13 at The Londoner, a brand new 5-star hotel on London’s Leicester Square.
WATCHPRO Salon 2021 confirmed exhibitors:
ALLEMANO | BALL WATCH | BA1110D | BIANCHET | BONHAMS | BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE | CHARLES GIRARDIER | CHRISTOPHER WARD | CYRUS | CZAPEK | DELMA | DOXA | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | GRAND SEIKO | IKEPOD | JUNGHANS | LAURENT FERRIER | MARATHON | MAURICE LACROIX | MECCHANICHE VELOCI | MICHEL HERBELIN | ORIS | PARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PEQUIGNET | PERRELET | RESERVOIR | QLOCKTWO | SCATOLA DEL TEMPO | SCHOFIELD | SIDEREUS | SINN | SPEAKE-MARIN | SWISS CAPSULE | SWISS KUBIK | THE SPLINED HUB | TRIBUS | VICTORINOX | VOUTILAINEN | WOLF | WILLIAM WOOD WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL