Seiko 5 Sports celebrates its 55th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, Seiko 5 Sports has collaborated with Masked Rider, a television program that has captivated audiences since its first broadcast in 1971.
In the memorable first Masked Rider, Takeshi Hongo is captured by the evil secret society “Shocker,” which plans to take over the world, and undergoes remodeling surgery to become a warrior for the organization. However, Hongo escapes just before his brain is remodeled and decides to fight as Masked Rider 1 to protect the world from Shocker. Together with Masked Rider 2, Hayato Ichimonji, who has also undergone remodeling surgery, they fight the monsters of Shocker and Gel Shocker. Thus began the long-running battle between the "Masked Riders" and the "Evil Organization.”
The glass case back features the Tachibana Racing logo, which is also used in the design of the motorcycle and belt in the film. The case back is also marked with "Limited Edition" and the serial number.
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Masked Rider Limited Edition. Celebrating both the 55th anniversary of Seiko 5 Sports and the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the first run of the smash Japanese TV series, “The Masked Rider,” this exciting limited edition, available only in a controlled production run of 4,000, was inspired by the ’70s Seiko 5 Sports
Masked Rider Limited Edition. Celebrating both the 55th anniversary of Seiko 5 Sports and the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the first run of the smash Japanese TV series, “The Masked Rider,” this exciting limited edition, available only in a controlled production run of 4,000, was inspired by the ’70s Seiko 5 Sports 5126-8090 worn by protagonist, Takeshi Hongo, as his communications device and treasured by collectors as the “Hongo Model.” Blending such elements as the dial and indices of the iconic original with the modern SKX design, this exceptional watch includes a green dial in the color of “The Masked Rider’s” face mask, and features the Tachibana Racing Club logo used on his motorcycle and belt on the screwdown, see-through caseback. In addition, the black grained calf leather strap is lined in red to match “The Masked Rider’s” scarf. Providing automatic technology that you control with every movement, this dynamic timepiece is powered by a 24-jewel movement that beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, with a power reserve of approximately 41 hours and manual winding capability. In stainless steel, with a uni-directional rotating bezel, luminous hands and markers, red second hand, and day/date calendar. Packaged in a Limited Edition collectors’ box. 10 bar, 100M Water Resistant