Seventeen-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic has once again teamed up with long-term sponsor Seiko to create this — the Seiko Astron Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition.
Based on the standard Astron SSH019J1, the limited-run watch has been designed to celebrate both the Serbian and Japanese flags. The new Djokovic Astron is a handsome-looking timepiece, thanks to a number of bespoke styling cues.
The dial, for example, is finished in a gorgeous shade of blue that symbolises the blue in Serbia’s flag, and in Japanese culture is meant to represent the notion of being victorious.
The other two major colour themes of the dial are white and red, which both feature prominently on the Serbian and Japanese flags.
The striking white can be found on the UTC indicator ring and sub-dials, and the splashes of bright red can be seen on the tip of the seconds hand, as well as the one and nine numerals of the UTC ring, which represent the Serbian and Japanese time zones.
The limited edition Astron also scores a unique ceramic bezel, finished in a matching shade of navy blue as the dial, which also shows off a thin red line in its centre.
Measuring in at 42.7mm across and 13.3mm tall, this timepiece is sure to offer a decent amount of wrist presence, and it will no doubt be a sturdy travelling companion, thanks to both the case and conforming bracelet being hewn from stainless steel, treated with a super-hard coating. In addition, the watch will also come with an additional white silicone strap with stainless steel deployant clasp.
Powering the limited edition Astron is Seiko’s fabled Calibre 5X53, a solar-powered, feature-packed movement that offers:
- Automatic hand positioning alignment function
- Day display DST (Daylight Saving Time)
- Dual-time function
- A “flight mode” function that prevents the GPS signal reception
- GPS signal reception used for time zone adjustment and automatic time adjustment
- A function that prevents the movement from overcharging
- Perpetual calendar accurate to February 28, 2100
- Power reserve indicator
- Power save functionality
- World time function with no less than 39 time zones
Just 1500 examples of the Seiko Astron Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition will exist, and the watch will command a recommended retail price in Australia of $3950.
And, much like the man’s performance at tonight’s 2020 Australian Open, we’re sure this watch will be an unmitigated success.