Citizen Eco-Drive One

It has been 40 years since CITIZEN invented the world’s first analog quartz watch that uses light asa power source.For this milestone they introduced their latest flagship model, Eco-Drive One which is the world’s thinnest light-powered analog quartz watch with a 2.98mm case and 1.00 mm movement.Capturing the rank of ‘world’s thinnest’ required redesigning almost every part of the movement, thestructure of parts by using CITIZEN’s most advanced processing techniques. , Eco-Drive One runs 10 months on a single full charge by successfully reducing energy consumption.To create a watch with a case thickness of 2.98mm required the use of new materials. Materials that are both thin and strong.Materials that are malleable to form a beautiful silhouette that would hug the wrist but a material that would be strong enough to resist flexing.

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The case of the Eco-Drive One Limited Model (AR5014-04E) and the bezel for AR5000-50E/AR5000-68A/AR5004-59H models all use a cermet*3 to achieve the mutually exclusive requirements of “beautiful thinness” and “durable hardness.” It also helps to keep the watch’s beautiful finish and metallic luster. The bezel on the Limited Model (AR5014-04E) is made from a binderless cemented carbide*4 that is hard and resistant to both corrosion and oxidation.

Citizen will make only 800 of them, and they will retail for $6,000.CITIZEN

Watchbazar loved their well arranged booth at Basel World are a few pictures …enjoy em.

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