Citizen had many exciting releases this year at the Basel Fair. Technology is key with many new variations of releases for the global market, as well as some very intriguing concept models.
The Citizen Eco-Drive Nova is a new concept model for 2012 where light rises from within the watch, in an incredibly unique and dazzling display of time. While I cannot explain quite how to read the watch, the dial is made to mimic the look of “breathing” city lights as seen from the sky.
The new Concept, Citizen Eco-Drive Luna, also utilizes sparkling light in a unique display. There are 60 diamonds that light up with each passing second giving the watch a distinct and unique feel. These models, being concepts, will probably have no chance to hit retail shelves, but are very impressive to see.
The Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity is a very cool release that has incorporated Bluetooth technology into your wrist watch. The basic concept is that you sync the phone to your watch (will only be available with iphone 4s or higher). The watch will notify you when your phone is ringing by a slight vibration on your wrist. You will also be able to ignore calls should the phone ring and you are not free to answer. The watch will not only be able to update you on incoming phone calls, but also email, missed calls, SMS texts and if your phone is too far away from the watch to receive updates. There will also be an iPhone app to upgrade the Bluetooth technology. The new movement is the Caliber W760 and also includes perpetual calendar, 60 min chronograph, power reserve, 24 indicator, and AM/PM indicator.
New for the Citizen Signature series comes the 1st automatic watch to come to the US. The Miyota based caliber is outstanding not only in finish, but also in operation. The rotor swings better than most automatics I have ever seen. I am really looking forward to putting them to the test as I am confident the performance will be outstanding. The design is new to the signature collection and truly beautiful and classic. There will be 3 new variations at an unbelievable price point.
Citizen Eco-Drives core line-up has added some amazing pieces to the collection at unbeatable price points. Adding new Radio Controlled Chronographs, new variations of the Blue Angles series, and some great new divers; Citizen will be killer this year. Can’t wait to get all these great new releases here at AZ Fine Time!
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