With the creation of a new design and a broad new collection, this much-loved timepiece is re-born.
The first ever Seiko 5 watch, Seiko Sportmatic 5, was born in 1963. It was Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch. ‘’5’’ represented the promise that every Seiko 5 watch would have five key attributes; an automatic movement, a day-date display at the three o’clock position, water resistance, a recessed crown at the four o’clock position and a case and bracelet built for durability. Taken together and in combination with the then new mainspring and shock resistance system, these features gave Seiko 5 its distinctive appearance and its strength.
The new symbol denotes the watch as both Seiko 5 and Sports.
Throughout the next decades, Seiko 5 Sports found great international favor as a ‘’go-anywhere’’ watch that offered a unique look and extraordinary value. In particular, the collection became synonymous among younger watch lovers with the many designs that had dials in vivid colors that shocked and delighted in equal measure.
The new Seiko 5 Sports draws its inspiration from the five decades of Seiko 5 Sports’ success and its design is based on one of Seiko’s most loved sports watches. Every creation in the new collection shares an updated version of this celebrated case and all have the same arrow shaped minute hands, distinctive hour markers and one-way rotating bezel. The movements are all Seiko’s tried and trusted automatic Caliber 4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41-hour power reserve and a hacking second hand.
For more information about SEIKO 5, please contact
Mónica Martínez, Brand Manager/Business Developer for SEIKO: [email protected]