Thursday, June 16, 2011

Citizen Appleseed Satellite Wave: New Information has been released

(Photo caption: Citizen Watch Co - Japan)

That's right folks. Citizen Japan released early this morning new information about their most exciting new watch offering of the year. Citizen has positioned themselves , once again, as the pioneers of GPS satellite enabled timekeeping.

Some quick tid bits of information about the new watch:

  • Limited edition release of 990 pieces world wide
  • Japan retail price: 336,000 YEN ($ 4,164 USD at today's exchange rates)
  • Movement: Eco-Drive Satellite Wave caliber H990
  • Dimensions: 48.5mm case width by 20.4mm thick (This watch is a monster!)
  • Materials: Sapphire crystal with AR coating.
  • Steel + Ceramic case with Duratect coating
  • Urethane band strap
  • Water resist to 5 ATM or 50 meters
  •  Functions: GPS satellite signal reception, perpetual calendar, world time for 26 major cities (No alarms, chronographs or count down timers on this watch).

Market release date: Early to mid September, 2011.

Original press release here in Japanese.

Translated press release in English here
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