Published on August 18th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Seiko 5 Sports New GMT Series Released In Malaysia
The Seiko 5 Sports collection expands with a new GMT caliber.
The Seiko 5 Sports line is one of the most popular and reliable collection of mechanical watches in the world. This family of watches began in 1968 and was renewed in 2019 with a focus on youthful dynamism.
Now, the company is introducing a new GMT caliber to the lineup which is based on the 4R34 movement. This adds a GMT hand in a very slightly thicker case.
There are three variants available – black, blue and orange, each with colour coded dials and second hands. The watches feature a rotating bezel in 2 colours with a Hardlex glass bezel ring indicator.
These watches will be available in Malaysia for approximately RM2,155 per piece. Here’s the press release with more information.
Ever since it was created in 1968, the Seiko 5 Sports collection of mechanical watches has been
synonymous with durability and reliability. When, in 2019, the collection was relaunched, an active
and youthful dynamism was added. Today the collection takes another step forward with, for the first
time, the introduction of a GMT caliber. Based on the tried and trusted platform of Caliber 4R, this
new series of three designs offers the convenience of a GMT hand in a case that is just 0.1 mm thicker
than the existing one.
Designed for the international traveler
All three new executions offer a dial with a different color; black, blue and orange. To ensure that
they stand out clearly, the GMT hands are in bright red on the black and blue dial versions and in
black for the version in orange. Just like the time of day hands and indexes, the GMT hand has a
generous layer of Lumibrite to ensure legibility in low light conditions. In addition to the international
convenience of the GMT function, the watches also feature a rotating bezel that is in two colors to
separate the night and day hours at a glance. The bezel’s ring indicator is made of Seiko’s Hardlex
glass to deliver the high level of durability for which the Seiko 5 Sports collection is renowned.
A design based on heritage
The design of the case and dial draws inspiration from one of Seiko’s best-loved sports watches,
known to enthusiasts as the Seiko SKX series. The five-row bracelet is a new design also inspired by
the original SKX series in which the middle rows are polished to create a contrast with the solid feel
of the rows that bind them.
All three watches will join the main Seiko 5 Sports collection and already released in Malaysia and Brunei market. For product details, please contact SEIKO’s sole distributor, Thong Sia Sdn Bhd at 03-2141 5163 or visit www.seikoboutique.com.my / www.thongsia.com.my.
SKX Sports Style GMT series
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.6mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Approximate recommended retail price in Malaysia and Brunei: RM 2,155.00