Celebrating the 6th years of partnership with Novak Djokovic, Seiko has created the Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic 2020 watch. The new limited edition model offers the brand’s leadership GPS solar technology in a design based around the shared colors of the flags of Serbia and Japan.
Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players in tennis history with his 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.
The design of the new Astron Novak Djokovic GPS Solar watch (reference SSH045J1) reflects the affection in which both Novak and Seiko hold their home nations. Red and white are colors shared by both flags and they are used in every detail, along with the deep blue that is also central to the Serbian flag and denotes ‘‘victory’’ in Japanese culture.
The time zones of Serbia and Japan appears 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. The use of color as symbol continues in the gold of the hands and minute track on the dual-time sub-dial, reflecting the heights of Novak’s achievements on the tennis courts of the world.
The case back carries Novak’s signature and the individual serial number of the watch. This new Novak Djokovic Astron GPS Solar creation is a limited edition of just 1,500 pieces.
The watch comes in a special box containing an additional silicone strap and a card containing a message from Novak. It is available from February 2020 in selected Seiko Boutiques and other selected Seiko retailers worldwide.
GPS Solar Caliber 5X53
The GPS Solar Caliber 5X53 Dual-Time connects up to twice a day to the GPS network to maintain its precision* anywhere in the world.
It adjusts automatically to Daylight Saving Time** and, when the wearer changes time zone, he or she simply pushes a button and the hands move rapidly to the correct local time, thanks to the system that moves the hour, minute, and seconds hands independently. In addition, the wearer is able to change the main time display instantly from home to local time and vice versa.
*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 remembers the time of its last successful manual connection and attempts to receive the GPS signal again at that same 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.
Model: Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic 2020 Limited Edition, Reference SSH045J1
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)
Case and bracelet
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