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Seiko President Akio Naito wants Grand Seiko to stay the course

Akio Naito, the affable boss of the Seiko Watch Company, is sitting with me contained in the Grand Seiko sales space at Watches & Wonders 2022. The whole present is stuffed with sudden presences. In its earlier incarnation because the Salon Worldwide Haute de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, neither Patek, Rolex, Tudor or Grand Seiko had been current and now all 4 are in Geneva in drive, together with a number of different newcomers. In distinction to the model’s comparatively small, barely cramped former sales space in the back of the second ground of Corridor 1 in Baselworld, the sales space at Watches & Wonders 2022 is gigantic – excessive, nearly cathedral-like ceilings, a ready space perfumed by elaborate wood panels, and a fundamental exhibition space sufficiently big for a drone-racing competitors.