SEIKO 5 Sports SSK027 Specifications
|Automatic with manual winding
|Stainless steel with black hard coating
|Stainless steel with black hard coating
|Three-fold clasp with push button release
|Hardlex with lenses
|Luminous hour, minute, second hand with white and red arrow tipped second hand
|Luminous dots with batons index at 6, 9 o’clock position and triangle index at 12 o’clock position
|Minutes markers around the outer rim with 24-hour scale
|Hands and indexes
|Rotating navy blue and violet purple 24-hour display with arabic numerals per 2 hour
|Push-pull out between 3 and 4 o’clock position
|Date display at the 3 o’clock position with magnifier glass
|Date, hour, minute, second, GMT, stop seconds hand
|Power reserve approximately 41 hours
|10 bar water resistance (100 meters / 330 feet)
|21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
|Diameter 42.5 mm x Thickness 13.6 mm
|Lug to lug
SEIKO 5 Sports SSK027 Features
Seiko 5 Sports SKX Sense Style Yuto Horigome Limited Edition
Seiko 5 Sports introduces a limited edition model in collaboration with Japan’s leading skateboarder Yuto Horigome.
Born on January 7, 1999, in Tokyo, Japan, Yuto Horigome, influenced by his father’s legacy, started skateboarding at the age of six.
He has been skating vert ramps since he was a child, and from his early teens has been in the top ranks of domestic competitions held in Japan.
After graduating from high school, Horigome moved to the U.S., where his talent blossomed further. Within a year of his 2017 debut in Street League Skateboarding (SLS), the world’s top skateboarding competition series, he won first place in three 2018 SLS stops and became one of the top skateboarders in the world.
In 2019, he became the first Japanese skateboarder in his discipline to win the X Games, in Minneapolis. Horigome also won the 2019 SLS Los Angeles Stop and took second place at that year’s World Championships. In 2021, after the season was suspended due to COVID-19, he won the World Championship for the first time. And in 2023, he became the first Japanese skateboarder to win at the Tampa Pro, one of the oldest skateboarding contests in the United States.
Black coating is applied to the stainless steel case and bracelet for the first time in the SKX GMT series.
The navy and purple colors of the bezel display evoke the sunset in downtown Tokyo, where Yuto Horigome spent his early days practicing skateboarding.
The watch is offered as a limited edition with Yuto Horigome’s signature on the exhibition case back, alongside the words “LIMITED EDITION” and the serial number.
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The watch comes in a special box with Yuto Horigome’s signature and “YUTO HORIGOME LIMITED EDITION” printed on it.
- Calendar date display
- LIMITED EDITION on the case back
- Serial number engraved on the case back
- See-through and screw case back
- Rotating bezel (24-hour display)
- 24 jewels
- 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
- Stop seconds hand function
About Seiko 5
Seiko 5. Bold designs that speak volumes about those who dare to wear the Seiko 5. The inspiration lies in the edgy designs and dramatic colours, that come together with an innovative automatic movement that defines the very spirit of a Seiko 5.
From the very start, Seiko 5 was a watch whose performance would serve the demanding needs of the new 1960’s generation, who cared less for tradition and more about life. The watch had five key attributes :
1. Automatic winding
2. Day/date displayed in a single window
3. Water resistance
4. Recessed crown at the 4 o’clock position
5. Durable case and bracelet
The technology behind the legend
From the start, Seiko 5 was designed to break the mold of watch performance and to bring to the young 1960’s generation a watch that belonged to their age and that fitted into their lives. As perhaps never before, young people of the day saw no limits to their aspirations. Seiko 5 needed to be a watch that could go anywhere and everywhere. The first challenge was durability. To be durable, a watch needs to be impervious to two threats; water and shock.
Water resistance was built in as standard to every Seiko 5 watch, and metal bracelets were used so that, from buckle to buckle, the watch was resistant to water and sweat. Shock resistance was assured with two Seiko inventions. First, the mainspring was made from “Diaflex,” an unbreakable alloy, and the “Diashock,” system was created to protect the movement from shock within the case.
Legibility was the next vital attribute. Today, we take for granted that day and date are presented in a single window but, in fact, this was an idea built in to Seiko 5 to enhance the legibility of the dial. The genius create a unique system that allowed both day and date to be shown in one plane.
The final challenge was to create a distinctive look that defined the brand. Thanks to the extraordinary Seiko invention of the ‘Magic Lever,’ the winding efficiency of Seiko 5 is very high, and the wearer rarely needs to use the crown. So the designers made it smaller and hid it under the lip of the case at 4 o’clock, giving Seiko 5 its signature look.
History of Seiko 5
Seiko began producing its Seiko 5 line of automatic watches back in 1963. Since then watch enthusiasts around the world have come to recognize Seiko 5 as reliable, affordable and well respected watches. Over the last 50 years Seiko has produced thousands of different models in the line.
History of Seiko
The company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewerly shop called “K. Hattori” (服部時計店 Hattori Tokeiten) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years later, in 1892, he began to produce clocks under the name Seikosha, meaning roughly “House of Exquisite Workmanship”.
The first watches produced under the Seiko brand appeared in 1924. In 1969, Seiko introduced the Astron, the world’s first production quartz watch, it cost the same as a medium-sized car. Seiko later went on to introduce the first quartz chronograph.