CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE F100 CC2006-61E

CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE F100 CC2006-61E

CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE F100 CC2006-61E

Citizen introduced their first analog timepiece utilizing satellite timekeeping back in 2011, which was the first of it’s kind.  In the last four years, the technology has continued to evolve.  Their next major breakthrough on the use of satellite controlled time keeping was expressed for the first time at Baselworld 2014 and labeled the Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F100.  The model featured is CC2006-61E.

 

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Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1031-53L

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1031-53L

Continuing there additions of automatic movements to the Citizen Signature Collection, Citizen has introduced their first diver model in the series.  The new NB1031-53L Grand Touring Sport is going to be the first to feature a screw down crown, have a 60 click uni-directional blue diver bezel, and have an impressive blue dial with orange accents.

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The blue dial on this piece is very well executed, using a sandwich type style for the minute/second track on the outer edge of the dial.  The first 15 minutes of the are highlighted in orange, and the rest in white making for a nice subtle accent.  The hour and seconds hand are in white with the minute hand in orange making for an easy indication of minutes passed when coordinated with its blue uni-directional bezel.  The bezel has 60 clicks and functions solid and smooth giving clear indications of what minute marker you are aligned with.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1031-53L

The blue dial definitely has a slight radial pattern to it and looks metallic in certain lights, however, in most situations the dial looks to be a matte blue.  It is sort of an optical illusion with this model as you really have to pay attention to see its detail.  The applied indexes are very thick with generous amounts of lume applied towards the outer edge of the dial.  Finishing on the indexes is mostly brushed but its faceted edges are done in a high polish.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1031-53L

With the new NB1031-53L, you have a 300m water resistance achieved mostly due to its screw down crown.  None of the other Citizen Signature Automatic have had this feature, or this water resistance as of yet.  The crown protector, very similar to the Grand Touring model that came out last year, is still attached to the actual crown through an insert on the side profile.  As the crown is unscrewed and pulled out, you will see the insert protrude from the crown protector as pictured above.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1031-53L

The movement utilized in the Grand Touring Sport is the automatic Citizen produced caliber 9012.  This movement (which was also featured in the original Grand Touring) has 28,800 bph, 24 jewels, a 42 hour power reserve, striping and skeletonized rotor exposing more of the internals.  The rotor is uni-directional winding and moves at a very fast, smooth pace.  You can tell the weight of the rotor is significant, as it throws itself around like a 7750, though this is only a three hand with date.  Very impressive, especially for its price point.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1031-53L

The retail price on the NB1031-53L is going to be $1,195, but is available for order directly on our site for $896.25 HERE.  There will also be a black dialed version with rose gold accents (pictured below) that will retail for $1,295, but sold for $971.25 HERE.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport NB1036-50E

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Campanola Mechanical Collection – The Intersecting of Swiss – Japanese Manufacturing

Campanola Mechanical NZ0000-58W NZ0000-07E La Joux Perret Swiss

A ground breaking day has occurred in watchmaking.  On June 18th 2014, Citizen announced the introduction of a new collection in their stunning Campanola series.  These new Campanola models will be the first to feature mechanical self-winding movements.  Campanola Automatics are not the ground breaking news I was discussing.  What is, is that the mechanical calibers featured in these two new pieces are actually manufactured in La Choux De Fonds, Switzerland and assembled in Japan!  In March of 2012, Citizen Japan announced its purchase of the holding company Prothor, which owns the incredible Swiss movement manufacuture La Joux Perret.  LJP produces parts, movements and complications for a huge list of watch companies such as Hublot, Panerai, Corum, Graham, Eberhard & Co. and many more.  They are also renowned for their own brand, Arnold & Son.  During the year of the 150th anniversary of Swiss – Japanese trade, Citizen has introduced the first true Swiss – Japanese hybrid.

Campanola Mechanical NZ0000-58W NZ0000-07E

In a day and age where movements are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, watch companies need alternative movement manufactures in order to stop relying on Swatch Group owned ETA.  Swatch Group has made it loud and clear over the years that they wish to reduce ( or more ultimately stop providing completely) ETA movements to companies outside of Swatch.  One of the biggest hurdles in this is that ETA is the most commonly used movements in the Swiss watch industry.  Sellita movements have become a great alternative to ETA for most watch brands, however, the one thing they still have to buy from Swatch is hairspring.  The Swatch owned company Nivarox is the largest (near only) source right now for hairspring and there aren’t many other companies out there who provide it.  Interestingly enough, other parts for Sellita are provided by La Joux Perret, and the tie with Citizen is where it gets really interesting.  Citizen not only makes their own mechanical movements under the Miyota label in Japan, but they also manufacture their own hairspring.  This could solve a lot of problems in the long run.  Not only will there be options for using Citizen’s hairspring as an alternative to Nivarox, but I could also imagine that there will one day be technology for manufacturing the springs in Switzerland brought over from Citizen Japan.  Basically, in my eyes, Citizen is pushing to prove they are tremendous competition for Swatch Group, which they truly are.  It was over two years ago that Citizen not only obtained Prothor, but also loosely stated their plans to purchase other Swiss companies, challenge Swatch in a manufacturing sense, and to one day introduce a Swiss – Japanese hybrid.

Arnold and Son DSTB 250th Anniversary

Arnold and Son DSTB 250th Anniversary

To help elaborate on La Joux Perret’s manufacturing capabilities, it is important to discuss their brand & and Son.  This is very innovative and highly skilled factory that manufactures these pieces.  One of the most unique and interesting complications they have become renowned for is the True Beat (or Dead Beat) seconds hand.  Essentially, this mechanical caliber is complex and  a perfect example of Haute Horlogerie.  The example above is A&S’s DSTB (Dial Side True Beat).  This in-house self-winding caliber with 50 hour power reserve and rate of 28,800 bph does not express the typical 8 advancements of the second hand as most watches with this rate.  Instead, the expression of seconds counting is done by having the second hand jump from second to second as you would see on a quartz, but is fully mechanical.  The time (hours and minutes) is indicated at the small sub dial  located in the 4-5:00 area, with the large True Beat seconds located between the 11-12:00 area.  This truly impressive piece retails for around $50,000.

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid

Another unique and impressive movement is their Time Pyramid movement.  This skeletonized movement features twin barrels providing a 90 hour power reserve with dual power reserve display.  The first barrel will basically wind the second, transferring the energy and showing so in the power reserve indicator.  The gear train is formed in a pyramid shape, showing the balance at the very top, just under the 12:00.  The Time Pyramid in steel is about $30,000 and about $40,000 in 18k red gold.  Aside from these complications, they also make an array of tourbillons, double tourbillons, chronographs and more.  The brand also has an incredibly rich history behind watchmaker John Arnold back in the 1700’s, and his good friend Abraham-Louis Breguet.

Campanola Mechanical NZ0000-58W NZ0000-07E

Campanola Mechanical NZ0000-58W NZ0000-07E

Getting back to the new Campanola Mechanical Collection, these new La Joux Perret movements are labeled as the Y513 caliber.  These movements will feature self-winding plus hand winding, a 42 hour power reserve which is displayed at 6:00, a rate of 28,800 bph, 25 jewels and big date display at 12:00.  There will be 2 models in the line up.  The “old silver” dial on the NZ0000-58W with stainless steel case and bracelet and the black dialed NZ0000-07E on black crocodile leather.  Both models will measure out at 42mm wide and 14mm thick (mostly due to the tremendously thick domed sapphire crystal with 99% clarity anti-reflective coating).  The dials on these pieces will be extremely detailed and three dimensional.  The process of electroforming is used in order to create the unique rippled and parchment paper look in each corresponding dial.  The inspiration of “Space and above” is implemented on these dials, yet still feature a very classic look.  The uniqueness of a Swiss manufactured movement assembled in Japan is reason enough to be intrigued by these timepieces, but the design will draw people in on its own.  We are very excited to see this finally come to life as we have been anticipating it for nearly two years.  We are sure this is not the last we will see of the new and unique relationship, and look forward to more compilations between 2 of the finest watch manufacturing countries, Switzerland and Japan.

 

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Citizen Campanola Returns To AZ Fine Time

Campanola Eco-Drive Minute Repeater Perpetual BZ0030-08W

Campanola Eco-Drive Minute Repeater Perpetual BZ0030-08W

After a couple of years of being discontinued in the international market, Citizen’s beautiful and elaborately designed Campanola series will be returning to Arizona Fine Time, now with Eco-Drive technology!  Previous models of Campanola were battery driven, allowing for an entire Urushi lacquer dials,which was only on a couple of models.  Over the course of the last year, Citizen has finally reintroduced the Grand Complication models with Eco-Drive technology in some unique and modern designs.  The previous year brought a new perpetual calendar moon phase model, of which we will be receiving one style.  There’s a lot to look forward to, even though supply will be extremely limited.  Let’s take a look at the new line up of Campanola.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MOON PHASE PERPETUAL BU0020-03B

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MOON PHASE PERPETUAL BU0020-03B

First in this line up will be the moon phase perpetual BU0020-03B.  This Eco-Drive model has a 6 month power reserve from a full charge, moon phase, day, date, month display, and the renowned beautiful burgundy lacquer that everyone loved so much in the original series of Campanola.  The gold flaked urushi lacquer aspect of the dial is located in a large circle at 6:00, which also includes the moon display.  The Duratect coated stainless steel case measure out at 43.5mm wide and 14.4mm thick and will retail for $3,750.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08E

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08E

Next in the line up is the first set to utilize Eco-Drive technology in their Campanola Grand Complication series, with the hand assembled and finished G910 caliber.  These more modern designed Campanola’s will be in cases 44.6mm wide by 15.9mm thick.  The 1st model is the BZ0090-08E, with black clouded lacquer ranging from about the 5:00 to just past 9:00.  This will come on a black crocodile leather with a grey/white contrast stitching.  The retail will be $4,800 and include Citizen’s 5 year warranty.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08W

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-08W

The second in the series will be the BZ0030-08W, with a surprisingly gorgeous purple dial.  Purple can be a difficult color in a mens watch, but for some reason, this shade maintains a masculine look and looks truly impressive.  The same type of clouded lacquer appears in this model in purple, and the black crocodile strap has purple stitching.  These pieces will have both chronograph and minute repeater modes that can easily be toggled between by holding the lower left button.  The BZ0030-08W will also retail for $4,800.

BZ0030-16E BZ0030-16F

A new set of Grand Complications were just released this year prior to Baselworld, using the same G910 caliber as the two models above.  These styles bring back more of the traditional Campanola design, using larger roman numerals on the chapter ring of both models, in two stunning color combinations.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16F

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16F

The BZ0030-16F will come with gold accents, not just on the dial, but also a matching color accented in the straps stitching.  The lacquer used on this dial will be black urushi, with sprinkles of mother of pearl dust laid throughout.  This gives a cosmic appearance, symbolizing the heavens and the strength and brightness of life born into harshness.  The retail on this model is $5,000.  All models of Grand Complication Eco-Drive featuring the G910 movement will have a 12 month power reserve from a full charge.

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16E

CAMPANOLA ECO-DRIVE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL BZ0030-16E

The final piece in our new line up of Campanola will be the BZ0030-16E.  This model uses a black and red urushi lacquer, expressing the earth in the form of glowing magma starting to cool.  There will be red roman numerals along with black crocodile strap with red stitching.  The displays on these models will have day of week near the 11:00 area, leap year/chronograph hours display at 8:00, month/chronograph minutes counter at 6:00 and a 24 hour display at 3:00.  The BZ0030-16E will have an MSRP of $4,900.

These models are currently available for pre-order direct through AZFineTime.com HERE, or you can call us at 1-800-486-3996.  Delivery is expected some time this summer.  Be sure to keep an eye on the site for more details.

 

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Citizen – Baselworld Releases 2014

Citizen Booth Baselworld 2014

Citizen Booth Baselworld 2014

This year, Citizen had some amazing introductions that continue to prove the impressive high quality the brand is capable of.  This was not only the sense received from the product, but also Citizen’s booth, “Compressed Time”.  With the many new intro’s we saw in Basel, this is only the tip of the iceberg, and there is much more to come later this year.  From what we’ve seen and what we know, we present you with Citizen’s Baselworld 2014 debuts…

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

As we know, the Altichron Cirrus is making its way to the US market later this month.  The new limited edition BN5044-01E is far more impressive in person than pictures can ever do justice.  The 3 layer dial uses a textured crystal giving it a complex and incredible depth, making it very 3D, aside from being extremely colorful.

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

The Citizen logo is attached to the underside of the watches’ deeply domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.  The other noticeable difference between this and the core versions of Altichron are the hands utilized.  There are 3 hands for time keeping, but the compass will have an independent blue hand, with the orange, yellow and green hands for your altimeter.  With so much going on with the dial, it is surprisingly legible.

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Another unique attribute to the Cirrus LE is that the case is not only titanium with DLC and Duratect coating, but also uses a white pearl paint on the case sides.  This pearl paint was achieved by Citizen collaborating with Toyota Motors, making a durable but beautiful “paint job”.

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

At 51.5mm wide and 18mm thick, the Cirrus is massive in appearance, but comfortable due to its light weight and liquid rubber strap.  The piece retails at $2,650 and as I mentioned, will be available later this month in VERY limited supply.

Citizen Satellite Wave F100

Citizen Satellite Wave F100

The next big introduction is the new Satellite Wave F100 CC2006-53E.  This newly designed timepiece features a new movement that achieves the fastest single satellite connection in 3 seconds, as well as has the thinnest case design of any satellite capable watches at 12.4mm (which is 45.4mm wide).  The new F100 series comes only in the proprietary titanium alloy with Duratect coating, and bears similar design to our beloved brand Attesa.

Citizen Satellite Wave F100

Citizen Satellite Wave F100 CC2006-53E

The multi-faceted design is incredible, with triangular shapes dominating the case design.  They use a combination of different angular brushed finishes as well as mirror polished accents for detail.  The overall design is futuristic and simplistic with a concept of “speed” behind it.  Another intriguing attribute are  the pushers design, which are hollow and is influenced  by the frame of a satellite.

Citizen Satellite Wave F100

Citizen Satellite Wave F100

The dial display is quite simple and legible.  There are now 40 city codes to choose from as opposed to 26, all of which are on the inner bezel.  There is a sub dial between 7:00 and 8:00 that displays day of week, daylight savings adjustment, and power reserve.  The dial’s design is influenced by the solar panels off of a satellite, and will come in black or white.  There is also a limited edition with black dial, blue accents and white rubber strap.  The LE has not been confirmed if it will be available in the US market.  Only 500 pieces will be made.

Citizen Satellite Wave F100

Citizen Satellite Wave F100 CC2001-57A

Citizen Satellite Wave F100 Limited Edition

Citizen Satellite Wave F100 Limited Edition CC2004-08E

Estimated retails are to be around $2,000 for the 2 bracelet variations.  The F100 Delivery is scheduled to be sometime this fall.

Citizen Satellite Wave Second Generation Steel

Citizen Satellite Wave Second Generation Steel

A second generation of Satellite Wave will also be available this year at a new lower price point.  There are 2 variations, with the 1st being a stainless case and bracelet with grey dial and orange accents.  These will feature the same H909 movement as in the models released in 2013.  The steel variation is estimated to be around $1,300 and will have an arabic 12 marker, with the rest of the markers as indexes.

Citizen Satellite Wave Second Generation Titanium

Citizen Satellite Wave Second Generation Titanium

The other model of Gen 2 Waves will have a titanium case and bracelet, taking away a substantial amount of weight.  This piece will have electric green accents and only index markers.  The case and bracelet design on both pieces is semi-similar to the F100 with a multi-faceted design.  The estimated retail on the titanium model should be around $1,700.

Citizen Eco-Drive Pro Master Depth Meter

Citizen Eco-Drive Pro Master Depth Meter

Another impressive intro this year from Citizen is their new take on the Promaster Depth Meter Diver.  The massive case is inspired by a clam shell and has a good heft to it.  The watch has a blue highlighted luminous hand for current depth, as well as a black highlighted luminous hand for the maximum depth you’ve reached.  There is also a power reserve indicator at 9:00 and orange accents for the minute and second-hand.  This model will also have anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal and is estimated to retail for just under $1,000.

Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk Limited Edition

Citizen Eco-Drive Navihawk Limited Edition

Can anyone say Navihawk Limited Edition?  I have to say, this piece looks awesome, especially with the mesh bracelet.  More details to come.

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono Time AT

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono Time AT

There’s a new A-T series labeled as Chrono Time A-T coming our way.  This series will use the same H610 movement that is found in select models of Attesa and is actually hand assembled.  The “Direct Flight” movement has a city code indicator next to the date, and time zone changes are as easy as pulling the crown out one click, and turning to the desired city code.  Model number on the pictured model is BY0100-51H.

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono Time AT Limited Edition

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono Time AT Limited Edition

These models will also include a chronograph and alarm, have sapphire glass, and tachymeter bezel.  There’s a few LE models in this line up, one with blue dial, one with rose gold plate and white dial (pictured above), and black and gold-plated with rubber strap.  Be sure to check out all the pics in the gallery at the bottom of the post.

Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph

Citizen Eco-Drive Shadowhawk Chronograph CA4170-51E

There will also be some new Eco-Drive chronograph models added this year.  There are 2 styles of the model pictured above, the Shadowhawk, the stainless steel (CA4170-51E), and also a two-tone model.

Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph

Citizen Eco-Drive Ecosphere Chronograph CA4154-15E

The other series of Eco Drive Chronograph is a much sportier variation utilizing the same paint technology as seen on the Altichron Cirrus but in a different variety of colors.  The model pictured above is CA4154-15E  More to come on these models later in the year.

Citizen Eco-Drive "L" Series

Citizen Eco-Drive “L” Series

Big news in the ladies models for Citizen this year.  The launch of the Citizen “L” Series will be going global, with a premium quality, uniquely designed series of ladies pieces.  All models will have mother of pearl dials in different tones, all inspired by flowers with dew drops.  The diamond models take this inspiration to the next level, with 3 moving diamonds between the 2 different cases of the watch.

Citizen "L" Series Two Tone

Citizen “L” Series Two Tone

The moving diamonds “float”  in the opening between the cases, while there are still diamonds on the dial.

Citizen "L" Series No Diamonds

Citizen “L” Series No Diamonds

There will also be a no diamond model, with similar design, but no opening between the 2 cases.  These will be at a much lower price point compared to the diamond models.

Citizen Victoria Azarenka Limited Edition

Citizen Victoria Azarenka Limited Edition

Victoria Azareanka will have a limited edition white ladies chronograph with rose gold accents on the case and dial.  The watch will also have white paint on a majority of the case sides.

 

There are tons of amazing products coming this year from Citizen.  As I mentioned before, this is only a small amount.  Be sure to follow our blog to get more news as it becomes available.

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Citizen – Pre-Basel Debuts

Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

Last year at Basel World 2013, we had the opportunity to see the Citizen Altichron both in the standard form and the limited model, the Altichron Cirrus.  After almost a year, Citizen will be launching the Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E this April!

Citizen Altichron Cirrus Limited Edition BN5044-01E

This new limited edition will have titanium case with both Duratect and DLC coating, anti-reflective coated and domed sapphire crystal, liquid rubber strap and the unique colorful design.  The functionality will be the same with compass, altitude and power reserve display.  The size will be even larger than the core models at 51.5mm wide and 18mm thick.  Only about 20 pieces will be available in the US and will retail at $2,650.  We are currently taking pre-orders for the BN5044-01E with an estimated delivery sometime before the end of April.

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport Diver Automatic

Citizen Signature Grand Touring Sport Diver Automatic

If you received this months issue of Watchtime magazine, you most likely saw this ad.  Without anyone having a clue on what may be new to come from Citizen this year, they ran this ad for their new Grand Touring Sport model.  This model will have a 44mm stainless steel case with uni-directional rotating bezel, sapphire crystal and Citizen’s 9012 automatic movement.  There is really no other information on this model as of yet as far as price and availability is concerned.  This will most likely become available sometime this fall, maybe even earlier.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

 

With the release of the new Promaster Satellite Wave Air series from Citizen,  came 2 new models with a totally revamped design that is insanely cool, upgraded technology making for faster reception and eliminating the need for ceramics, and instead of being an incredibly rare limited edition, is finally available as a regular production item.  Today we review the DLC variation, CC1076-02E.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

 

The similarity to the original limited edition wave from a couple of years ago is minute.  The sense of a 3D hologram for the dial is really the only trait the new Wave’s have kept.  This time, the uniquely fashioned dial is made to resemble turbine jet engines fan blades, using 3 separate layers giving it a tremendous 3 dimensional effect.  The sub dials at 3:00 and 9:00 are fairly simple, with 3:00 being a 24 hour indicator (synced to the main time) and the 9:00 sib dial indicating day of the week, power reserve and is also used for adjustments for daylight savings.  The partially skeltonized date is located at 6:00.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

The roughly 50mm hollowed out case design is incredibly elaborate, and inspired by the wings of a bird and plane in the sky, signifying its usefulness in flight.  The other aspect element that adds to its bird like attributes are its proprietary super-titanium case, making it as light as a birds wing.  This model also has a dark gray DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating, making it very durable.  The hollow aspects of the case help in eliminating weight, making it 115g, and adding comfort, especially for such a large piece.  At a measurement of about 19mm thick, it surprisingly does not wear this way as most of that comes from the thick domed sapphire crystal, which allows light to pour through the dial from all angles.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

The strap on this model is what Citizen calls liquid rubber.  The new material is starting to make vast appearances in Citizen products this year, as it was introduced in the 2012 Concept model (the Citizen EYES).  The new Satellite Wave Air takes a slightly different approach as compared to other models using the same material, utilizing DLC coated titanium links actually wrapped inside the liquid rubber.  The overall comfort is incredible, very soft and durable, and just has an impressive look with the titanium inserts exposed in the 1st three “links” of the strap.  The wide buckle on this model is also DLC coated Titanium, keeping everything uniform.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

 

While the orange accents of this model give a beautiful look in the daylight, the watch is fully illuminated at night using luminova on all indexes and is also heavily applied to its large hands.  Legibility is key, and nigh-time reading on the Wave will be no problem at all.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

 

So on to the functionality…  The new and improved movement (the Eco-Drive H909) is made to connect to a single GPS satellite, updating the accuracy at least once every 3 days automatically when exposed to bright light.  The reception can also be manually received by holding the lower right button for more than 2 seconds, and you can see if signal was successful on your last attempt just by pushing the lower right button briefly.  With the H909, reception can happen as quick as 4 seconds, which is pretty amazing, and as long as 20.  The need for ceramics was also eliminated with this movement, due to a new type of antenna Citizen provided.  The watch is solar powered thank to Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, and can go a maximum of 2 years in the dark before it needs to be recharged.  To change timezones, you simply pull the crown out 1 click.  Your second hand will indicate which city you are currently set for and you turn the crown either clockwise or counter-clockwise to adjust.  From there, the hands will set themselves, and you shouldn’t ever have to worry about date changes, as the watch also has a perpetual calendar.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

This newly released Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E is now in stock and can be purchased directly through our website for $2,650 HERE.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Satellite Wave Air CC1076-02E

 

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