With the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam event on tennis’s 2015 calendar, underway in New York, we showcase a limited-edition Seiko Astron GPS watch created for “brand ambassador” (and top-seeded men’s player) Novak Djokovic.
The Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time Novak Djokovic is the latest evolution of Seiko’s popular Astron collection, which debuted in 2012 (you can read an in-depth review of the original Seiko Astron here). The Astron is a solar-powered watch that receives GPS satellite signals, enabling the wearer to adjust to any local time zone on Earth — at this point, a total of 40 of them — at the push of a button. The new Astron Dual-Time models boast all of that functionality along with the added convenience of allowing the wearer to also check the time in his home zone — an obvious boon for globetrotters such as Djokovic, who played 20 tournaments in 20 cities in 12 countries in the last 12 months. (Seiko cheekily points out that, were the Serbian tennis star wearing a more traditional watch, he would have had to manually adjust it more than 60 times during that period.)