Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baselworld 2011 Citizen "Appleseed XIII"

Citizen plans to release in the fall a model inspired after the anime Appleseed XIII and is also capable of receiving time calibration through GPS satellites.  Quite an interesting look and technology to boot.

Prototype image below with a picture of the city-state of Olympus.






Press release here.

3 comments:

JapanWatchConnection said...

GPS satellite time syncing is the wave of the future. Very interesting model and shows how serious and committed Citizen is regarding time adjusting radio controlled technologies. I however, hope that this watch is not too far ahead of its time. Prices have not yet been announced.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope it will be affordable but I'm prepared for a 1,000+ US$ price tag - which means I'd probably never get one :-( - Still a very cool idea to use GPS - wonder why nobody thought of that earlier. Finally Australia can have atomic time without having to build a transmission tower :-)

Anonymous said...

Argh - just read in another blog that it's probably at 3,500US$ and only 500 produced (probably only sold in Japan, too). Looks like I will have to wait till this becomes more affordable :-(