Vacation mode is officially back On and there is absolutely nothing better to pack than a GMT watch which speaks different time zones. With that being said, Seiko has just dropped its first-ever GMT movement in the 5 Sports Line (or recently AKA Seiko 5KX)- the Seiko 5 Sports GMT - which has quickly proven to be the hottest watch commodity to own this summer.
All this hype the new Seiko 5 Sports 5KX series is causing has its legit reasons. Released in 2019 after having discontinued the legend of the SKX series, Seiko skillfully rebranded and relaunched the Seiko 5 Sports Collection to incorporate a sense of youthfulness and dynamism to their best value diver watch. Carrying forward a lot from the classic 7S26 self-winding mechanical diver SKX in terms of the same iconic bezel size and design, 4 o’clock crown and shiny lug width, the upgraded see-through case back and launch of various colourways have successfully filled up the gap of the discontinued SKX series, not to mention having done all that at a similar and affordable price point.
Given its impressive quality to price ratio, at no time the Seiko 5 Sports 5KX line has become the most sought after watch in the market. And now, Seiko has done it once more by upgrading the already famous mechanical diver with a GMT hand that no one can say no to. Once again, all that fresh GMT at an unbeatable price point. So let’s just put it out there - the new Seiko 5 Sports GMT is the newest affordable luxury built for the world traveller in all of us.
Arriving in three popular colourways - Black dial SSK001, Blue dial SSK003, and the infamous Orange Monster dial SSK005 - the main added feature of the GMT hands stood out in bright red on the black SSK001 and blue SSK003 dial versions and in black for the version in Orange. Just like the time of day hands and indexes, the GMT hand has a prominent layer of Lumibrite to ensure legibility in low light conditions. On top of the GMT function, the watches also feature a rotating bezel that is in two colours to separate the night and day hours at a glance. Seiko’s renowned Hardlex glass can be seen on the bezel’s ring indicator to deliver the high level of durability that Seiko 5 Sports is craftily known for.
Drawing much inspiration from Seiko’s most-loved divers, the Seiko 5 Sports GMT take on a similar case and dial designs as the SKX series. Each of the Seiko 5 Sports GMT is fitted to a newly-designed five-row Jubilee-esque bracelet that is so Seiko SKX, with the middle rows polished to create a contrasted solid feel of the rows that bind them. The newly-crafted 4R34 movement can be viewed from the exhibit caseback and is based on the Caliber 4R36, yet it is impressively only 0.1 mm thicker than the movement in other Seiko 5 Sports models.
The talk of the town Seiko 5 Sports GMT Collection has just landed at Watch Outz. Come and get your hands on one before they are gone.
Automatic with manual winding
Power Reserve: Approx. 41 hours
With a 24-hour hand
Second hand stop function
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Size: Diameter 42.5mm, Thickness 13.6mm
Crystal: Hardlex Crystal
Luminous Hands And Markers
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Clasp: Three-fold clasp with secure lock
Water Resistance: 10 bar
See-through case back
Screw Case Back