Congrats to Seiko Ambassador Novak Djokovic on Wimbeldon 2015 Win

Novak Djokovic Wimbeldon 2015 -  Photograph: Stefan Wermuth Reuters

Though he is the the all-time Grand Slam winner with 17 victories, Roger Federer did not have enough skill to overcome Novak Djokovic at Wimbeldon yesterday.   It was only about 18 months ago that Seiko signed Novak Djokovic as an ambassador (you can check that out right here), and that certainly is starting to look like a prescient move as it has and is likely to continue to pay off for Seiko in the years ahead.  Congrats to Novak and Seiko.

Seiko CEO and New Ambassador Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph

Novak Djokovic Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph caseback

Seiko Credor Eichi II, A Superlative Watch in 39mm Platinum Case

Seiko Credor Eichi II

Most folks don’t know it, but Japanese watch giant Seiko makes some of the finest watches in the world.  The Seiko Credor Masterpieces are but two examples.  The Grand Seiko collection, more broadly speaking, is another line of  very high quality mechanical- and quartz watches made by the Japanese manufacture.  Oh, and just as an aside, they also have a great brand Ambassaodor in tennis superstar Novak Djokovic.

Of course many would be greatly surprised to hear that Seiko makes the finest three-hand watch in the world, and I’m sure there are many superbly talented Swiss watchmakers who could reasonably disagree with such an assertion.  But there’s no denying that the new Seiko Credor Eichi II — with its hand-made hand painted porcelain dial, 39mm platinum case, and hand-finished movement — is an incredible watch by any measure.  I sure am drooling over drawn to its elegant “less is more” design.

WatchesbySJX has the full story along with expert insights on the new ¥5.5 million (approx. $54,000) Seiko Credor Eichi II >>>

Seiko Credor Eichi II hand decorated caliber

Seiko Ambassador Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon 2014

Seiko Ambassador Novack Djokovic Wins Wimbledon 2014

On Sunday July 6th, 2014, Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title.   And Seiko won its first.  As Seiko’s recently appointed watch partner (I covered the Seiko/Djokovic announcement this past January), Djokovic was undoubtedly delighted on the win, as was Seiko — especially to see him wearing the Seiko Astron GPS watch while hoisting the Wimbledon winner’s trophy!  This win is Novak’s seventh Grand Slam victory, his 45th ATP trophy, and takes Novak back to the No.1 ranking in world tennis.

Seiko Astron GPS “Novak Djokovic” Edition

44.6mm x 13.3mm steel case with (rose-gold colored coating), black ceramic bezel

Novak Djokovic Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph

caseback with Novak’s signature

Seiko Caliber 8X82:  GPS Solar Chronograph, GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment, Chronograph up to 6 hours in 1/5 second increments, Perpetual calendar correct to the year 2100, Signal reception result indication, World time function (40 time zones), Daylight Saving Time function, Power save function, Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (without receiving a time signal and at temperatures between 5℃ and 35℃)

Novak Djokovic Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph caseback

The Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Novak Djokovic Limited Edition has been custom made for Novak. It carries Novak’s signature on the case back and is offered in a special presentation box. It is to be released worldwide in November 2014, and only 2,500 will be made.  Price 1.900 Euro.

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Seiko Credor 40th Anniversary Signo Cherry Blossoms Skeleton

Seiko Credor 40th Anniversary Signo Cherry Blossoms Skeleton GBBD965

To celebrate 40 years of Seiko’s luxury Credor line (1974), Seiko is introducing a new limited edition Signo model.  The new Seiko Credor 40th Anniversary Signo Cherry Blossoms Skeleton (GBBD965) is an exquisite looking timepiece, with a 37.4mm x 6.6mm platinum case and a hand-engraved, skeletonized dial featuring a cherry blossom motif and a blue mother-of-pearl ring around the outer edge.  The engraving is done by Seiko Master Engraver Kiyoshi Terui.

I first learned about this piece from the folks over at Arizona Fine Time — according to their blog, they will be getting a Signo Cherry Blossoms Skeleton later this year.  Not only are they one of the few to be able to offer this 40-piece limited edition piece from Seiko (USD list price is $26,000), but they are also proud to lay claim to first Credor model ever to make its way to the USA.   A nice milestone for the AZFT folks.

There are more a few more pics and details over at the AZ Fine Time blog, which I am a regular reader of.  Check it out>>>