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SEIKO 5 SPORTS YUTO HORIGOME LIMITED EDITION

SEIKO 5 SPORTS YUTO HORIGOME LIMITED EDITION

Authored By William DePaula

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 vertical 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 1st place in three 2018 SLS stops and became one of the...

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Seiko Celebrates Legendary Japanese Bar Starbar with Two Limited Edition Watches

Seiko Celebrates Legendary Japanese Bar Starbar with Two Limited Edition Watches

seiko starbar Authored By DePaula Jewelers

A design that symbolizes ripples spreading and shimmering on the surface of a cocktail Two new models join the STAR BAR series. The watches are inspired by the original cocktails of one of the world's leading bartenders, Mr. Hisashi Kishi, and evoke the exuberant city of Tokyo. The first bartender to be awarded the "Contemporary Master Craftsman" award, STAR BAR owner Hisashi Kishi created these original cocktails, which are reminiscent of the traditional yet vibrant Tokyo cityscape.While one is light and bright and the other has a crimson hue, depicting different visual dimensions of the city, each drink is tied together...

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True value manifests over time

True value manifests over time

Authored By William DePaula

Isshu Tamura, Urushi Artist Raised in his grandfather’s and father’s lacquer workshop, Isshu Tamura knew from an early age he wanted to follow in their footsteps, and was drawn to Kanazawa where he apprenticed himself to a maki-e master. Citing lacquer’s venerable history as well as its durability – urushi relics dating back to as early as 9,000 years ago have been excavated in Japan – Mr. Tamura views his craft with a perspective that spans beyond that of a single lifetime. “I do not consider a piece complete when I have finished crafting it,” he explains, “Rather, that marks...

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Seiko 5 Sports broadens its horizons with a new GMT series.

Authored By DePaula Jewelers

Seiko 5 Sports broadens its horizons with a new GMT series. The durability and reliability of Seiko 5 Sports are now combinedwith the international convenience of a GMT function. 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...

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A 1968 Seiko classic is re-born and returns to the Antarctic.

Authored By DePaula Jewelers

A 1968 Seiko classic is re-born and returns to the Antarctic. A re-interpretation of the 1968 classic, ready to face a new Antarctic challenge. Seiko’s, and Japan’s, first diver’s watch was born in 1965. With water resistance to 150m and an automatic movement, it proved its high quality and reliability when worn by members of the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition in 1966. Thanks to the positive reaction of the members of the expedition on their return, Seiko’s diver’s watches were chosen by the same research team between the years 1966 and 1969, during which time the landmark Seiko diver’s...

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