Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. pursues the essence of watches and from the high-quality watch “The CITIZEN” that boasts outstanding accuracy, the high-precision mechanical movement Caliber 0200 (hereinafter Cal.0200) developed in-house. We will release a limited model[price undecided, 90 limited to the world, limited to specific stores]with details inspired by Japanese armor in the fall and winter of 2022.
From the mechanical model of “The Citizen” equipped with the in-house mechanical movement Cal.0200, a limited model inspired by Japanese armor made by various techniques as a defensive armor and as an accessory to express oneself. It will be released.
This model combines a stainless steel case with a zirconia ceramic bezel with high hardness and beautiful black color finished with a hairline, and a dial that expresses unevenness reminiscent of a metal-processed hammer pattern by electroforming. I am. The band uses Himeji Kurozangawa. Himeji black leather is also called “leather black diamond” because it uses cowhide and combines tanning and lacquering techniques to create a beautiful appearance as if innumerable small diamond grains were studded. It is characterized by the volume and deep luster created by manually applying lacquer to the grain and repeating drying and painting. The contrast of each texture composed of monotone is a special model that expresses the beauty of armor with functionality and decoration.
Cal.0200 combines aesthetics with high accuracy that achieves an average daily difference of -3 to +5 seconds, which is a time accuracy that exceeds the chronometer standard. Esthetics using the know-how of both Citizen and Manufacture La Joux-Perret SA (Swiss La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Jou Peret), which uses a free sprung method with excellent time accuracy and long-term sustainability. It is a movement that enhances.
The K22 rotary weight and dial, which can be seen from the see-through back, have the “Eagle Mark”, which is the symbol of “The Citizen”. The “Eagle Mark” is a proof of the two intentions of “The Citizen”: “always looking ahead and pursuing ideals” and “being close to the wearer for a long time”.