There can be no doubt that Seiko is serious about expanding its influence. From Grand Seiko becoming an independent brand to the rebranding of the Prospex collection, Seiko, it seems, is keen on world domination. Not that it is a bad thing – since their watches are generally regarded to be among the most sensible purchases one can make. This brings us to the new Prospex Street Series, which, as its name suggests, was designed more for the streetwise fashionista than the dive watch aficionado. The collection consists of three new watches, all in muted tones that would blend well with today’s hipster attire. Have a closer look at them here.
Leaving Japan we move to Germany to take a closer look at Nomos. Did you know that while Nomos manufactures its watches in Glashütte, all of the brand’s design efforts actually take place in Berlin? To close, we turn our attention to independent watchmaking where we feature an interview with F.P. Journe and also examine the benefits and implications of third-party investments in independent brands.