Another soon coming release from Citizen is their new World Time A-T. The model we are reviewing today is the AT9010-52E, which is one of six models coming out in the next few months. There will be two variations with rose gold, and 3 limited editions. The new technology applied to these pieces is really impressive, and we’re looking forward to getting them in store.
The new radio controlled AT9010-52E utilizes the same tech as some of their other newer models, where the time is set by pulling out the crown one click, and turning the crown until the second hand reaches the desired city. From there, the hands adjust automatically. With the new World Time A-T, you have a secondary timezone displayed at the 6 o’clock sub dial. This can be set by pulling out the crown and pushing the upper right button once, and then using the crown to select your city again. Both cities on current display can be switched by pushing both buttons simultaneously, which is really convenient and a new added feature.
You can also check, adjust and toggle the daylight savings features. To check, you just push the top right button with the crown closed. If you pull the crown out one click, you can turn daylight savings on or off by pushing the upper right button. If you push and hold the lower right button, this will turn the automatic daylight savings adjustment on or off.
There are displays for 24 hour time (indicates AM/PM), date, day of the week, and power reserve. The day of the week is the default display for the 12 o’clock sub dial, but you can easily check the power reserve by pushing the lower right button while the crown is closed. Obviously the 26 cities to choose from are displayed on the chapter ring and the radio control indicators are located on the inside of the chapter ring near the 7-8 o’clock area. On the 4-5 o’clock side, there is an on/off indicator for the alarm.
The alarm is controlled by pulling the crown out to the second click and the second hand will indicate whether it is on or off (on to the right, off to the left). Your 6 o’clock sub dial will indicate the alarm time, and to set it, you simply turn the crown. You can turn the alarm on or off while the crown is out by pushing the lower right button.
The radio control update will occur automatically in the night around 2 am if the watch is near a window. You can check to see if the reception was successful by pressing the lower right button. If you wish to receive the radio signal manually, you just push the lower button for 2 seconds or more.
The stainless steel case is 43mm in diameter, and is very nicely finished with both brushed and polished attributes. The watch has a fairly thin bezel, and the dial space makes for an easy read, even though it is a complicated piece. The bracelet is well built and fairly hefty. The overall look is quite impressive and the orange accents certainly make it pop. There is a small but adequate presence of blue lume on hour, minute, sub dial, and 6 of the indexes.
The AT9010-52E also uses sapphire crystal (which is a nice plus) that has anti-reflective coating. The MSRP for this model will be $575, and other styles will vary from $550 up to $795. AZFT is currently taking pre-order on these models for those who want to have some of the first delivered in the US. Delivery time should be by this fall.
These pieces are sure to be great sellers on the tech alone. Citizen did a fantastic job on the new H820 movement (which I neglected to mention has a 6-8 month power reserve on a full charge). If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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