For over 50 years, Seiko 5 Sports has delivered consistently high levels of reliability,
durability, performance and value that have endeared it to lovers of mechanical watches
worldwide. Today, with the creation of a new design and a broad new collection, this much
loved timepiece is re-born. Welcome to the new Seiko 5 Sports, a collection with all the
same values but a fresh new look.All will be available in September 2019.
Born in the 60’s. Loved ever since.
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
newmainspring and shock resistance system, these features gave Seiko 5 its distinctive
appearance and its strength.
In 1968, Seiko 5 Sports was born. It was created for the ever-growing number of men and
women who wanted a watch they could trust as they played sports. In addition to the
fundamental values of Seiko 5, Seiko 5 Sports offeredenhanced water resistance, a
strengthenedcrystal and luminous hands and hour markers.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 first ever Seiko 5 Sports watch from 1968
The new design. Founded in heritage. Created for the individual.
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.
There are no fewer than 27 different executions, each in one of five styles: Sports, Suits,
Specialist, Street and Sense. All have new dials with three-dimensional hour markers and
the collection embraces a wide range of straps and bracelets. The steel mesh and
silicone/leather hybrids have been incorporated for the first time in Seiko 5 Sports.
For the full line-up, please visit https://www.seiko5sports.com/en/
Commenting on the launch of this collection, Mr. Niladri Mazumdar, President and COO
of Seiko Watch India Private Limited, said, “The evolution of Seiko 5 is brilliantly
captured in this new contemporary collection of Seiko 5 Sports. Aesthetically designed and
created for today’s passionate individual, Seiko 5 Sports is an instrument of perfection and
precision that can be worn for any occasion.”