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Seiko Celebrates 50 Years in Russia with Opening of Its First Boutique in Moscow

TOKYO, Sept. 7 /Kyodo JBN/ —

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Seiko Celebrates 50 Years in Russia with Opening of Its First Boutique in Moscow

Seiko Watch Corporation announced on September 7 that its first boutique in Russia opened in the St. Nickolas complex on Nikolskaya Street, a high-end shopping district in Moscow. An opening ceremony took place in the presence of Darya Klishina, one of Russia’s leading athletes and Seiko’s ambassador since 2012.

At the heart of the 80-sq.-meter boutique are Seiko’s luxury brands, Grand Seiko, Credor and Galante. The Grand Seiko selection at the boutique is one of the widest outside of Japan. A large selection of Credor and Galante brands which until now have been sold mainly in Japan is also offered for the first time in Russia. The boutique also carries many exclusive and limited-edition models such as the Credor masterpiece "Eichi II", a hand-crafted watch which has attracted wide praise among connoisseurs of luxury watchmaking, and sells for RUB3,990,000 (including VAT). In addition, Seiko’s latest technologies are found in a variety of Astron and Prospex watches.

Takashi Aizawa, Director and Executive Vice President of Seiko Watch Corporation, said at a reception, "This year is Seiko’s 50th anniversary in Russia; Seiko was registered as a trademark in Russia in 1965. We are delighted to open this boutique in this important anniversary year. This new boutique is one of several that are opening in the world’s leading cities. Last year we opened one in New York, and this year we added Frankfurt and Tokyo. Our aim is to allow visitors a unique, exciting and intriguing opportunity to explore the world of Seiko through our history and our finest watches."

A dedicated website [http://seikoboutique.ru/] will open soon and information for new models and special events at the boutique will be announced.

About Seiko Watch Corporation:
Seiko Watch Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Holdings Corporation which was established in 1881. Seiko is one of a few true "manufactures" that design, develop and produce all components of luxury watches, using traditional craftsmanship and the most advanced technologies.