Continuing our introduction to the newest addition to the AZFT lineup, Citizen Attesa, we bring you one of their less complicated models, ATD53-3091. The needle indication Direct Flight model is a simple three hand, with great features displayed in simplistic form.
This Attesa’s range of features include being radio controlled, solar powered (due to Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology) and perpetual calendar. The RC feature is very easy as the watch will automatically attempt to connect to the radio signals around 2am automatically (as long as you have it near a window). You can check to see if your connection was successful by pushing the lower right button. If you hold down the lower right button for 2 seconds or more, the watch will then attempt to receive signal manually.
The Direct Flight feature makes for easy time zone adjustments by pulling out the crown one click. From there, the watches second hand becomes a city code indicator. Turning the crown will change the city codes, and the hands/date will adjust automatically to the appropriate time. The 26 city codes are large and easy to read on the bezel, which is very convenient. The daylight savings can also be adjusted by pulling the crown out to the second click and turning the crown to turn daylight savings on or off.
This model has a sporty but elegant design at 42mm wide, only 9.7mm thick, and weighing in at only 84g, is extremely comfortable. The weight is due to the use of Citizen’s proprietary Super Titanium, which is about 40% the weight of steel, stronger and has low nickel content, making for less or no allergy problems. The fit and finish is very intricately done and has a wide variety of styles. The center links are a brushed horizontal finish, while the outer links are vertical. This gives the appearance of 2 tones on the same metal. There is also a sunburst brushed finish on the front part of the case, while the tips of the lugs are vertically brushed. On top of that, they have small amounts of a high polished finish that give the watch a beautiful and distinct shine. To protect this beautiful finish, Citizen’s proprietary Duratect coating is applied, making the watch about 4 times harder than it would be without it. To add to its durability, it also has a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
Some other incredible attributes of this piece are its power reserve, lasting up to 2 years in the dark in sleep mode before needing to be recharged. This, along with all other Attesa’s, has a shock detection and needle correction feature, making sure that the second hand always line up perfectly with the indexes. To add to its ease of wear, the watch has a micro-adjustable clasp that can be done without tools and even while on the wrist. This allows for 3 different adjustments easily, should you have a change in wrist size due to temperature or any other reason.
Since Attesa is only available in small quantities and styles, these models will not be listed on the AZFineTime.com site. We are the 1st and only official dealers of this line in the US, and are very happy to finally have them here in our store. If you are interested in this model or the 4 other models available in the line up, please call us at 1-800-486-3996 or inquire by email through our site.
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