Novak Djokovic continues his enthralling form in 2014! While he is trying to became Wimbledon Champion for the second time (he won Wimbledon in 2011) the world no.2 is wearing the impeccable Seiko Astron timepiece.
The latest piece that celebrates the partnership between Novak Djokovic and Seiko is the new Seiko Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic Limited Edition which is based on the new chronograph caliber that was introduced earlier this year at the Baselworld 2014 watch fair. This novelty will be released in November 2014.
The new watch is able to adjust timezones from any place in the world at the single touch of a button. Seiko has even estimated at 60 the number of times Djokovic would have to adjust the time zone on his timepiece, based on his travel schedule for 2014, so a watch that does this automatically has an appreciable practical use for the Serbian tennis star.
The beating heart of Novak Djokovic Limited Edition Watch is the 8X82 caliber which offers Novak two new functions – a 6-hour chronograph and an electronic function in the crown for even easier adjustment of the secondary functions. When compared with the existing 7X caliber, the new movement is 30% smaller in size. That has been achieved by a new advance in Astron’s energy-saving technology which permits the watch to connect to the GPS network with a smaller antenna. His chronograph is accurate to 1/5th of a second, and there is also a perpetual calendar which is programmed up to the year 2100.
The new Seiko Astron dedicated to Novak Djokovic is housed in an elegant stainless steel case with rose gold-color coating and a sophisticated black ceramic bezel. The masculine case measures 44.6mm in diameter and 13.3mm in thickness. The water resistance is assured down to 100 meters (about 330 feet). Furhermore, the watch is resistant to magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/m.
The case back is engraved with Novak’s signature and name and with each piece’s own serial number engraved beneath. The watch is limited to 2,500 specimens.
For the best comfort of the wearer, Seiko attached the new watch to an extra-strength silicon strap that feels great on the wrist. The silicon band ends with a three-fold clasp with a push button release.
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic Limited Edition will be available from this November at leading Seiko retail outlets worldwide. Each timepiece will be offered in its own presentation box with a personal message from one of the greatest sportsmen of all time.