Since 2014, Seiko and tennis superstar, Novak Djokovic have enjoyed a long loving partnership. In these six years, Djokovic has cemented his place as one of the greatest tennis players in history with an astonishing record of 16 Grand Slam victories and 34 ATP Tour Masters 1000 wins. In 2019 alone, Novak won the Australian Open and Wimbledon as well as three other tournaments, including his first in Japan.
To honour this long-standing partnership and celebrate Novak’s remarkable achievements, Seiko unveiled the new Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition SSH045. Dressed up in the colours of the Serbian and Japanese national flags, the watch combines the features of GPS and solar power within a single 42.7mm stainless steel case.
Seiko has gone to great lengths to ensure that you always get the correct local time wherever you go which is why this particular Astron is equipped with, what Seiko calls, their ‘Best ever GPS solar caliber’: Caliber 5X53. The GPS Solar Caliber 5X53 Dual-Time connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain precision anywhere in the world. When the dial detects sunlight, the watch connects to the GPS satellite network and adjusts automatically to the correct time. If the watch is hidden from light, it stores the time of the previous successful manual time adjustment and attempts to receive the GPS signal again at that same time. The watch even has a feature to automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time*
*If the time zone adjustment is successful, the watch will display local Daylight Saving Time wherever this is in operation. (This does not apply when a time zone is selected manually)
Aesthetically, Novak’s new Astron GPS Solar watch reflects, in a way that is quietly light-hearted, the affection in which both Novak and Seiko hold their home nations. The beautiful deep blue dial, a colour, which is also central to the Serbian flag and denotes ‘‘victory’’ in the Japanese culture, is complemented by subtle touches of red and white. The time zones of Serbia and Japan are highlighted in red on the UTC indicator ring at the +1 and +9 positions respectively, the dial ring is in white and the ceramic bezel is in blue with a thin red line within it. ‘Gold’ has been used for the hands and minute track on the dual-time sub-dial, reflecting Novak’s achievements on the tennis courts of the world.
If you are a frequent traveller, a tech geek or an avid watch collector, the new Seiko Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition SSH045 is a great addition to your journey with time. Offered in a limited run of just 1,500 pieces the watch is presented in a special box with an additional silicone strap, accompanied by a card with a message from Novak.
Availability: February 2020 from selected Seiko Boutiques and select Seiko retailers worldwide.
Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition: SSH045 Caliber 5X53 GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment Dual-Time with AM/PM indication Perpetual calendar correct to Feb 2100 Automatic DST adjustment function High Speed Time Zone Adjustment Time Transfer Function Signal reception result indication World time function (39 time zones) Power save function Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (without receiving a GPS signal and at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C) Specifications Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating An extra-strength silicone strap is also included. Zirconia ceramic bezel Dual-curved Sapphire crystal with super-clear coating Water resistance: 10 bar Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m Diameter: 42.7mm, Thickness: 13.3mm Easy adjust three-fold clasp with push button release Limited edition of 1,500, Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €2,600