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 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 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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Citizen Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

One of the hottest items to hit the market this year from Citizen is their new Promaster Altichron series.  With a high quality build, impressive functions, and very cool design, it appears that Citizen has hit a home run with these models, even though they have barely started to hit the market.  There a two versions, on in a titanium finish (BN5030-06E), which is still yet to deliver, and the DLC finished version (BN5035-02F), which has finally landed at AZ Fine Time.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

The Altichron is a name that dates back to 1989, but today introduces a new set of functions for Citizen.  There is an altimeter as well as compass which are displayed analog, and the time is not effected when either are in use.  So basically, you can run the compass or altimeter and the clock will stay running and still display time, unlike other brands with similar features.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

The dial, while complicates, still remains legible and displays 10,000’s of feet at the 9:00 sub dial, 1,000’s of feet with the orange hand on the inner circle of the dial from 12:00- just past 5:00, and the 100’s of feet with the yellow hand pointing to its measurement on the outer edge of the dial.  The orange inner rotating bezel can be used to set a reference point where your altitude starts.  You will utilizes the upper right crown to turn the inner bezel.  This way if you’re hiking a mountain, the altimeter will measure the altitude continuous for the first 5 minutes, then the measurements will be updated every 3 minutes after for up to 12 hours.  Using the inner bezel, you can see how high you’ve gone on your hike.  The altimeter is simply started by pushing the lower left button with yellow ring.  The Altichron can measure anywhere from -1,000 ft to as high as 32,000 ft.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

The watches compass is also very easy to use by pushing the upper left button with orange ring.  This activates the electronic compass, which will always point to magnetic north.  The inner rotating bezel also comes to use with the compass feature as you can use it to see your bearings.  By adjusting the upper left crown to set the upside down triangle to where the compass is pointing, you can mark your scale.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

The large case on the Altichron measures out at about 50mm wide and 16mm thick, but only weighs an impressive 100g due to its titanium alloy case.  The DLC coating on this model gives it a matte color somewhere in between gun metal and black, and also adds to the scratch resistance.  The watch is incredibly comfortable thanks to its unique placement of crowns/buttons and its liquid rubber strap.  The soft and pliable rubber is a new material Citizen just introduced this year, and is a definite upgrade from the standard polyurethane.  The clasp is also DLC titanium with a large and secure design.  The crystal is a hardened mineral with anti-reflective coating.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

Overall the Citizen Promaster Altichron’s are truly impressive.  The BN5035-02F retails for $995, but can be purchased directly through our website for $746.25 HERE.  The BN5030-06E is scheduled to come in within the next couple of weeks.  To see our review on this model, please click HERE.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron DLC BN5035-02F

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Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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.

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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.

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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.

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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.

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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.

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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.

Citizen Attesa Direct Flight ATD53-3091

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Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52E

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52EAZ Fine Time is proud to announce that we are now the 1st authorized dealers for Citizen Attesa in the US!  For those who are not familiar, Citizen Eco-Drive Attesa is a premium brand that Citizen Watch Co. started in 1987 and has typically only been sold on the Japanese Domestic Market.  The piece in today’s review is the 2012 Good Design Award winner in Japan, the BY0094-52E.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52EThis model features Citizen’s Direct Flight technology which allows the user to change timezones simply by pulling out the crown one click and turning.  The exposed city code indicated at the 4:00 will turn and once you reach your desired city (of the 26 to choose from), the hands will automatically adjust themselves to that timezone.  You can adjust for daylight saving to be automatic or manual, and on or off by pushing the lower right button with the crown out one click.  This piece is also radio controlled and syncs to the stations located in the US, Japan, Europe and China.  The watch has an automatic receive in the middle of the night or you can manually receive signal by holding the lower right button for 2 seconds.  You can also check to see if you successfully received signal on the last attempt and how strong the RC signal is.  With the updates, this piece will have perfect accuracy all the time.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52EThis model is Citizen’s solar powered Eco-Drive technology, which can go a maximum of 4 years in the dark from a full charge in sleep mode.  Without going into sleep mode, it will last about 8 months without any light.  There is a power reserve indicator at the 10:00 area which can be read after pushing the lower right button.  Otherwise, the sub-dial is the minute counter for your chronograph.  The chronograph acts as most others, starting and stopping using the upper right button and reseting with the lower right button.  The chronograph can measure anywhere from 1/5th of a second up to 60 minutes.  The actual seconds will be counted at the 6:00 sub-dial and there is a 24 hour counter at the 2:00 sub-dial, which indicates AM or PM for the main clock.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52EThere is also an alarm on this piece that can be set and activated by pulling the crown out two clicks.  To set, the minute hand is adjusted 1st independently by turning the  crown and you can then adjust the hour hand by pushing the upper right button and turning the crown.  You can also turn the alarm on or off by pushing the lower right button.  Once the time is set for the alarm, you can close the crown and the alarm will sound for 15 seconds after reaching the set time.  You can turn the alarm off by pushing either the upper or lower right button while it is sounding.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52E

The case and bracelet design on this Attesa are truly impressive.  They utilize Citizen’s Super Titanium alloy, making for a light weight but durable case, and also plate the watch in Duratect coating.  Duratect provides greater scratch resistance as it makes the material about 4 times harder then its original form.  The multifaceted design is very sharp and bold, giving for a great play off of light and shadow.  The finish is what really gives a stunning impression, utilizing horizontal, vertical and even a sunburst satin finish.  This along with some high polished attributes really give the watch tremendous character that can not be justified in pictures.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52EAdding to its incredible design, Citizen uses a cylindrical titanium roller in the bracelet at each of the lugs.  They call this their Gyro Fit, and it is actually used for comfort as opposed to a cool look (which it has anyways). The Gyro Fit aspect allows for better curvature around the wrist as well as feel, but this is not the only feature that makes for a more comfortable timepiece.  The dual push button deployment clasp has a micro-adjustment that can be easily adjusted without the use of any tools.  By pushing the buttons of the clasp and pulling the bracelet from the 12:00 side, you can easily change the length of the bracelet without even taking it off of your wrist.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52E

Citizen also uses a cool blue luminescence on this piece making for great visibility at night.  While it has lume for complete darkness, the finish of the hands, indexes and even chapter ring give a great glimmer, adding even more legibility in low light settings.  The overall fit and finish on this piece are truly incredible, and have no lack of attention to detail.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52EThe BY0094-52E measures out at 44mm wide, about 14mm thick, and weighs about 95g.  The reason for its thickness is mostly due to its deeply domed, dual curve, anti-reflective coated, sapphire crystal.  The crystal has the Citizen logo attached making for the floating appearance above the dial.  This 3D attribute adds much depth with a perfect Citizen shadow resting on the dial.

Citizen Attesa Eco-Drive Direct Flight BY0094-52E

Attesa is a new addition to the AZFT roster, that took years of work to bring in.  We are very proud to have them finally in our store for people to see first hand.  The series includes 5 different models, all of which will have Citizen USA’s 5 year manufacture warranty.  Due to strict policies and only small quantities being available, this item will not be found on our website.  If you have any  questions or wish to obtain one for yourself, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-486-3996.

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