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.
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 2016.here are a few pictures …enjoy em.