Recently, we showed to you a tennis player, wearing quite a cool watch – and not only to show off but playing with it. Indeed, Stanislas Wawrinka this year was playing with a bold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph on the wrist. Unfortunately, he was not as lucky as in 2015, as this year, the French Open / Roland Garros has been won by Novak “Nole” Djokovic – a tittle long-awaited for him. And of course, here again, there was a watch involved, a Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time Limited Edition to be precise.
This Sunday, Novak Djokovic, number 1 of the ATP World Tour, won the Roland Garros / French Open 2016, the last of the Grand Slam tournaments missing to his pedigree. Indeed, it took him 12 participations, 4 semi-finals and 4 finals to finally obtain the cup usually brandished by Rafael Nadal. Yesterday, his opponent, Andy Murray, was good, but unfortunately not good enough. And not only Novak finally won at least one tittle per majors (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) but he also achieved to win all of them in a single year, something that happened for the last time in 1969, with Rod Laver. And we can ensure you that such an achievement won’t happen again soon. Novak Djokovic is a Master, one of the greatest of his kind, period – and he also happens to be a real gentleman, to add to the legend.
Novak Djokovic holding the “Coupe des Mousquetaires” (left) and his opponent, Andy Murray (right) – credits: AFP
As you can see on the photos of Novak brandishing his glorious cup, a watch is strapped on the wrist – while he was not wearing it during the games. The watch is simply “his” watch, a Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time Novak Djokovic Limited Edition, produced to 3000 pieces. Mechanically similar to all the other Astron GPS Solar Dual Time watches, this edition has a specific stainless steel case coated with rose gold and a brown crocodile strap.
The Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time Novak Djokovic Limited Edition ref. SSE060 worn by… Novak Djokovic
Even if battery driven, this watch has an impressive technological content, as it boasts the ability to automatically adjust to the perfect time via GPS – and as being a Dual Time, it also adjust to the local time while traveling, while keeping trace of your (also perfectly adjusted) home time. It features a perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100, a world time function (40 Time Zones), and a daylight Saving Time function. The top-feature is of course its accuracy of +/-15 seconds per month, without receiving a GPS time signal – otherwise it would be as precise as a drive from Novak “Nole” Djokovic. Congratulations to this great champion!