October 5, 2021 - Seiko 5 Sports is pleased to announce the release of a special limited edition, designed in collaboration with world-renowned Japanese skateboarder, Yuto Horigome. Based on the well-received all-black model from the Seiko 5 Sports Street collection, it is perfectly suited for streetwear fashion. The see-through caseback carries Horigome’s signature, with an additional strap made of silicone and calf leather is included along with the stainless steel bracelet. Produced in a controlled production run of only 350 worldwide, the Seiko 5 Sports Yuto Horigome Limited Edition will be available in November at Seikousa.com and select Seiko retailers.
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 top skateboarders in the world. In 2019, he became the first Japanese skateboarder to win the X-Games in Shanghai. Horigome also won the 2019 SLS Los Angeles stop, and took second place at that year’s World Championships. In 2021, after the season was suspended due to COVID-19, he won the World Championship for the first time.