Seiko became the watch partner of tennis ace Novak Djokovic four years ago, and in that time they have created several watches for the different aspects of Novak’s life. For 2017, Seiko has designed a watch to accompany Novak on formal evening occasions.
SNP 145 and SNP 146
This watch joins the Premier collection and incorporates Seiko’s Kinetic Perpetual caliber. The watch is available in two versions and will be launched in September 2017 at leading Seiko retail outlets worldwide.
In creating this watch for Djokovic, at his suggestion, there are elements of sports design to make it uniquely his own. The combination of a case in a rose gold tone with a black dial adds a dynamic look to the classic design.
The strap is of hybrid silicone and leather construction and makes the watch both elegant and comfortable to wear. The dial has a striped pattern, like a perfectly mown grass courtand the red tip on the second hand adds a lively but discreet touch. Novak’s ‘D’ emblem is featured on the crown and the case back carries his signature.
The set-and-forget convenience of Kinetic Perpetual is perfectly suited to Novak’s busy schedule. As in every Kinetic caliber, the wearer’s movement powers the watch, but, with Kinetic Perpetual, this energy is conserved in a practical way. The watch is powered by Seiko’s Caliber 7D56, which combines the accuracy of a quartz watch with the convenience of automatic charging. Excess charge is stored in a small rechargeable battery. If the watch is unworn, it enters sleep mode and remembers the exact time and date for up to four years. As soon as it is picked up again, it awakes and automatically resets itself to the correct time and date. It even adjusts to leap years, up to February 2100.
Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual Novak Djokovic Special Edition
SNP145 and SNP146
– Caliber 7D56, Kinetic Perpetual movement
– Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100
– Time relay system preserves accurate time up to 4 years
– 24-hour indicator, Month indicator, Leap year indicator
– Power save function
– Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (at temperatures between 5℃ and 35℃)
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