Mon, 28 October 2019
Old is gold, especially if it boasts a fresh avatar. With an updated look and the same trusted quality, the Seiko 5 Sports is here to make heads turn.
Since its birth in the 1960s, the Seiko 5 Sports collection of watches has delivered consistently high levels of reliability, durability, performance and value that have endeared it to lovers of mechanical watches worldwide. A broad new collection of this series of timepieces is reborn with a brand-new design, and retains all the same values it has upheld for over half a century.
In the early ‘60s, the first ever Seiko 5 watch, Seiko Sportmatic 5, was the horologist’s and Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch. The number ‘5’ represented the promise of 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.
A few years later, Seiko 5 Sports was created for the ever-growing number of men and women who wanted a watch they could trust as they played sports. It offered enhanced water resistance, a strengthened crystal and luminous hands and hour markers. Throughout the next decades, Seiko 5 Sports found great international favour as a ‘go-anywhere’ watch that offered a unique look and extraordinary
value, particularly popular among younger watch lovers, thanks to eye-catching designs with dials in vivid colors that shocked and delighted in equal measure.
A Makeover Shaped by Heritage.
Though the new Seiko 5 Sports draws its inspiration from the five decades of its predecessor’s success, every creation in the new collection shares an updated version of the 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 four-hour power reserve and a hacking second hand.
The five styles: Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street and Sense, have new dials with three-dimensional hour markers and the collection embraces a wide range of straps and bracelets from steel mesh to silicone/leather hybrids.
This range of wristwatches is available at Ambassador Stores located at Bab-Al-Bahrain, Manama.