In Conversation with Akio Naito: Grand Seiko, The Pursuit of Perfect Watchmaking

Wei catches up with Mr. Akio Naito, President of Seiko Watch Corporation, who will soon celebrate 40 years with the company in 2024. From his humble beginnings at the company straight out of university to leading it from strength to strength as it grows its presence around the world, Mr Naito shares the key milestones in his career that parallel the company’s expansion. He also gives his insights on Grand Seiko’s first-ever Grand Complication, the spectacular Kodo Constant Force Tourbillon launched in 2022, the brand’s DNA and shares his vision for Grand Seiko and its roadmap to becoming a leading force on the global horological landscape.

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