Seiko Drops New Timepieces as Seen on Japanese Skater Shinpei Ueno

Revisiting global classics.

Watches
8,474 Hypes 0 Comments

The latest Seiko watches drop sees skateboarder Shinpei Ueno take the new pieces for a test ride around London’s classic street and skate spots. The Seiko sports models Shinpei wears are a selection of revamped Prospex and Seiko 5 Sports designs – the 1960s originals shifted the way modern watches are worn. Seiko Prospex has become a classic go-to for divers, sports-lovers and adventurers with its sleek function, performance and design, whilst Seiko 5 Sports 2019 feature fresh colours and textured straps from metal mesh Milanese to canvas nato styles The new series is designed for a new generation of watch-wearers, echoing the design of the original watches with a minimalist, modern execution to complement daily use.

The Japanese watch brand has re-created their popular 1970 Diver’s watch, paying faithful homage to its original design. Nicknamed ‘Captain Willard’ after the Martin Sheen character from ‘Apocalypse Now,’- 40 years old this year the timepiece features dual-curved Sapphire crystal glass and a reinforced accordion silicone strap. Upgraded from its original design in the collection is The new ‘Sumo,’ as known by fans for its sturdy shape – available with a black or green dial and a three-fold clasp with push-button release, secure lock and extender.

The fresh drop also includes the ‘Monster’ – nicknamed because of its bezel like a monster’s teeth – which boasts a classic vintage-like Lumibrite. Originally launched back in 2000, the ‘Monster’ is available in a blue or black dial while the strap is available in stainless steel as well as in black silicone. Also featuring in the editorial are Seiko 5 Sports models, famously known in Japan as the country’s first-ever automatic day-date watch. The “5” on the watch represents the Seiko 5’s five key attributes: 1)  day-date display at the 3-o’clock position, 2) water resistance, 3) an automatic movement, 4) comfort with a recessed crown at 4 o’clock and 5) durability with a strong case and bracelet. Seiko 5 Sports was created in 1968, to meet the need for substantial and reliable sports models. The latest drop of the Seiko 5 Sports is set to be known as a go-to casual watch in an array of colours and textured straps.

The watch prices range from £250-£3850 [GBP] ($480 – $4,683 USD) and are available on the Seiko website.

Read Full Article
Presented by SEIKO
Photographer
Reece Leung/Hypebeast
Photography Assistant
Heywood Ward
Hair/Makeup
Emma Regan
Art Direction
Estefania Hageman/Hypebeast
Share this article
In this Article

What to Read Next

Seiko Unveils a New Presage Classic Series
Watches

Seiko Unveils a New Presage Classic Series

Featuring curved and textured dials inspired by textiles.

Seiko to Release Three New Prospex Solar Speedtimer Chronographs
Watches

Seiko to Release Three New Prospex Solar Speedtimer Chronographs

Aptly named “Grand Touring,” “Circuit Race” and “Racing Sports.”

Seiko Expands on Its Save the Ocean Initiative With a Limited-Edition Prospex GMT
Watches

Seiko Expands on Its Save the Ocean Initiative With a Limited-Edition Prospex GMT

Spotlighting a glacier-inspired textured dial.


Grand Seiko Envisages an Aerial View of Ginza on the Limited-Edition SBGH317
Watches

Grand Seiko Envisages an Aerial View of Ginza on the Limited-Edition SBGH317

Sporting a wintry periwinkle dial in a sunray finish.

EXCLUSIVE: Full Look at Coca-Cola x KITH Season 4
Fashion

EXCLUSIVE: Full Look at Coca-Cola x KITH Season 4

With a few words from Ronnie Fieg himself.

Eytys Introduces All-New Laser Sneaker Featuring "Ocean Camo" Print
Footwear

Eytys Introduces All-New Laser Sneaker Featuring "Ocean Camo" Print

Featuring an ultra running-inspired sole unit.

$2.2M USD 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA Endurance Racer Heads Up Auction
Automotive

$2.2M USD 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA Endurance Racer Heads Up Auction

A one-of-five example.

Nike Celebrates Early 2000s Basketball Culture With "China Hoop Dream" Collection
Footwear

Nike Celebrates Early 2000s Basketball Culture With "China Hoop Dream" Collection

Comprised of eight different looks.

Arc'teryx Drops a Trio of Its Latest Norvan VT 2 Trail Runners
Footwear

Arc'teryx Drops a Trio of Its Latest Norvan VT 2 Trail Runners

Featuring a lugged Vibram® Megagrip rubber outsole.


Jordan Brand Celebrates FIBA With New Footwear Collection
Footwear

Jordan Brand Celebrates FIBA With New Footwear Collection

Comprised of the Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 4, Air Jordan 33 SE, and Jumpman Diamond.

Soulland Returns to Runway for First Time in Five Years With SS20 Collection
Fashion

Soulland Returns to Runway for First Time in Five Years With SS20 Collection

Showing its first full womenswear line and a new Nike collab.

New Images of the YEEZY BOOST 700 "Teal Blue" Emerge
Footwear

New Images of the YEEZY BOOST 700 "Teal Blue" Emerge

Rumored to release this fall.

Amazon Prime Takes You 'Inside Borussia Dortmund' With Upcoming Documentary
Sports

Amazon Prime Takes You 'Inside Borussia Dortmund' With Upcoming Documentary

Including interviews from former coaches Jürgen Klopp and Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Seiko Relaunches Its Bang-for-Buck Seiko 5 Sports Collection
Watches

Seiko Relaunches Its Bang-for-Buck Seiko 5 Sports Collection

With a new “5” logo.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.