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Join an evening of watch talk with The Jackal and Seiko

Japan's finest wristwatches are now available in London. Join The Jackal for an evening exploring the new collection

The commonly held perception is the best watches are made in Switzerland, with honourable mentions for the Germans and the Brits. But that overlooks the fact that some of the world’s finest watches are made in Japan, and by Seiko.

Seiko made its first wristwatch in 1913. It introduced a line called ‘Grand Seiko’ in 1960 (the first model, revived this year, is pictured), a series of watches intended to be the most accurate and precise in the world. In Japan, Grand Seiko is revered, and it’s fast going the same way in the UK, despite arriving here only a few years ago.

Seiko’s flagship Knightsbridge boutique opened this summer and gives stylish UK watch enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the Seiko and Grand Seiko collections close up. Join us there on 23 November from 7pm to discover this historic watchmaking story and the latest models.

The Jackal‘s editor-in-chief and resident watch connoisseur Robin Swithinbank and Seiko’s UK Managing Director will be hosting a Q&A for curious readers. Join us for an evening of drinks, canapés and watch talk.

7-9pm, 23 November. To attend, simply email rsvp@fdrlondon.com