The Citizen Signature Collection has made some major changes over the last year, eliminating many different variations from the line up and adding new things like the Grand Classic automatic and the Octavia Series.
The Octavia series has a couple different variations, a standard 3 hand perpetual and a chronograph alarm perpetual. The piece in todays blog is the Chronograph Perpetual BL5460-00E with black dial and black polyurethane strap (that has some sharp looking steel accents).
The BL5460-00E is a 42mm stainless steel case, with an octagonal shaped bezel that has 8 screws fixing it in. The case is a combination of brushed and polished, which is done by hand. The design of the pushers and crown make to be very comfortable on the wear, and do not dig into your wrist by any means.
The hands and indexes are at a very nice high polish, which gives it an attractive look, but also makes for easy legibility. The layout of the textured black metal dial also adds to the legibility, allowing the piece to be complicated without being entirely too busy. The sub dials are marked in white, so they clearly pop off of the dial.
The functionality in this piece is great. It has a perpetual calendar (so it always knows the appropriate date, month, leap year), a 20th of a second chronograph, alarm, secondary timezone, and 24hr counter to indicate AM/PM. All of which are controlled by pulling the crown out 1 click and adjusting the mode wheel at 6 o’clock. The E820 hand assembled Eco-Drive movement is solar powered, and at a full power reserve, can go 8 months in the dark.
You can order this piece directly on our site HERE, or if you have any questions, you can call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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