Citizen have launched a new limited-edition model as part of the Satellite Wave collection. The new Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS Limited Edition model is based on the original Promaster Sky Chronograph from 1989. This model is a precisely engineered pilot style watch that would make the perfect companion for the collector who is always on the move. Limited to only 1989 pieces, this limited-edition model is in high demand.
This new watch from Citizen features a black dial with a great number of complications. The dial exhibits a black, white and orange colour scheme, making it easier for the wearer to distinguish each individual feature. The style of the watch is in keeping with the 1989 Promaster Sky Chronograph model which gives a hint of vintage style to the ultra-modern appearance of the watch. In order to reinforce the rarity of this watch, each case back is engraved with the individual production number, making each Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS Limited Edition model entirely unique.
Citizen are known for only using the highest quality materials, and this new watch is no exception. The case is made of durable and scratch-resistant diamond-like carbon coated super titanium. This material ensures that the case is very lightweight, whilst remaining durable and resilient. The case measures 47mm in diameter, making the dial large enough to be read easily. A matching DLC coated super titanium bracelet secures the watch. The busy dial is protected by scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The anti-reflective coating ensures that the dial is legible even in the brightest of lights.
This watch features many details that have been precisely built for pilots and fans of aviation, including the fixed bezel that is engraved with a ground-air visual signal code. This is feature is reminiscent of the original 1989 model. Although the dial seems busy, it is multi-layered to ensure each complication is easily distinguishable and easy to read. This creates an attractive effect of depth within the watch.
Even with the layers of complications, Citizen have not overlooked a single detail in this new model. A date aperture can be found between 4 and 5 o’clock, neatly disguised amongst other complications. Also, the hands and main indices are luminous. The glow is a blue colour, ensuring that the basic features of the dial are easily readable, even in the dark. This model is perfectly built for everyday wear with a water-resistance of up to 200 metres (20 bar).
This complicated watch is powered by a calibre F990 movement. This is one of Citizen’s iconic Eco-Drive movements, meaning that the watch does not need to be worn or have a battery changed in order to keep it running. The watch is powered by light, whether it be natural or artificial, so the wearer can always rely on it to keep perfect time. The dial features a power indicator, so if the watch were to be running low on power, the wearer would be notified. This would allow the wearer to ensure the watch gets some light to charge before it stops entirely.
It is not just the calibre that will keep the wearer in perfect time. This model also has the world’s fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS satellites, with a speed as quick as only 3 seconds. This aids with the world timer complication which can keep track of the time in 27 cities. It can easily be adjusted by rotating the crown positioned at 8’clock to select a city. The watch then uses GPS satellites to set the watch to precisely the correct time. The new Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS Limited Edition also features a perpetual calendar, an alarm, and a daylight-saving indicator to ensure for optimal timekeeping.
This model has an internal rotating bezel that can be used for a variety of calculations, but especially aviation-based ones. This watch has been precisely engineered by Citizen’s finest watchmakers to be the perfect model for pilots, watch enthusiasts, and aviation enthusiasts alike. The vintage inspiration for this limited-edition model can be seen in every aspect of the watch, making it an iconic piece of horological history.
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