Citizen Releases Four New Super Titanium Watches to Celebrate Its Partnership with ispace


In 1970, Citizen introduced the X-8 Chronometer, the world’s first titanium watch with a case purity of 99 percent. Since then, the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled several new watches, spanning price range and style, made with its Super Titanium material, beginning in 2000 with the launch of the ASPEC World Time. Citizen has been cultivating Super Titanium for 50 years to overcome the natural disadvantages of the material — softness, vulnerability to scratching, resistance to being shaped, and the difficulty of polishing it and adding color variations — by using a series of titanium-processing technologies and a proprietary case-hardening process that the brand named Duratect. The results? According to Citizen, a more versatile material that is 40 percent lighter than stainless steel and is 50 percent more scratch-resistant.

The Citizen Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Limited Model Satellite Wave GPS F950 is limited to 550 pieces worldwide.

Last year, Citizen announced it would be participating in a project in which its Duratect technology will be used in outer space. The brand has partnered with Japanese start-up ispace, inc. to provide its proprietary titanium-processing technologies for the hakuto-r luna exploration program, undertaking two lunar missions over the next three years.

In honor of its half-century of titanium innovations, Citizen has announced the launch of four new timepieces: The Satellite Wave GPS Titanium 50th Anniversary Limited Edition (Ref. CC4025-82E) and the Super Titanium Armor series, comprised of three new models — two quartz chronographs and a-time-and-date model.

The Satellite Wave GPS Titanium 50th Anniversary Limited Edition — try saying that three times in a row — inherits the same “space” design as its 2014 and 2015 models, while the case, which comes in at 47.5 mm in diameter and 14.71 mm in thickness, features a three-dimensional surface with straight lines. The watch is GPS-enabled and uses Citizen’s Satellite Wave system to locate itself anywhere in the world, setting the time through an automated process. The multi-layered, black dial has an anti-reflective coating on the sapphire glass. The movement used is the Caliber F950, which has an accuracy of five seconds per month, without signal reception. The new model is limited to 550 pieces worldwide; it will release in December 2020 and retail for $5,000, exclusively sold in the U.S., through Citizen’s website. For more information on the Citizen Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Limited Model Satellite Wave GPS F950, click here.

In addition, Citizen is introducing three new monochromatic references this August. The first model from the Armor series, Ref. AW1660-51H, is the time-and-date model with a diver-style bezel. The new 41 mm reference, as the brand describes, takes its inspiration from contemporary armor, as seen in the bold, precise lines along the case band and lugs. The case is contoured along the edges, with the crown positioned at 4 o’clock, to ensure a comfortable fit around the wrist. Behind the black-and-gray-accented dial, made from sapphire crystal, is the Eco-Drive Caliber J810.

The two quartz chronograph models — Ref. CA7058-55E and Ref. CA7050-57H — both contain the Eco-Drive Caliber B642. Each model is tapered along the case, using a design that hides the crown and ratcheting bezel. The only separation between these two 44-mm, alloy-supercharged models, is that Ref. CA7050-57H (pictured below) features accents of orange (or a material resembling gold) on the chronograph’s seconds subdial, positioned at 6’oclock; its elapsed minutes subdial, positioned at the 12’oclock mark; and around the date-display window at 3 o’clock. The Ref. CA7050-57H model uses gray accents to accentuate the aforementioned features, which are both displayed on matte black dials, made from sapphire crystal, with a tachymeter-scale border.


The Armor series uses Citizen’s famous Eco-Drive technology, which is powered by solar energy, to eliminate the dreaded battery change. The first model, Ref. AW1660-51Hretails for $550; while Ref. CA7058-55E and Ref. CA7050-57H, are priced at $650 and will be available in August, exclusively through Citizen’s site. For more information, click here.

Manufacturer:Citizen Watch Co.
Model:Ref. CC4025-82E: Titanium Technology 50th Anniversary Limited Model Satellite Wave GPS F950, limited to 550 pieces
Super Titanium Armor: Ref. AW1660-51H (non-chronograph), Ref. CA7058-55E, Ref. CA7050-57H (chronograph)
Dial:Ref. CC4025-82E:
Black dial with sapphire glass, anti-reflective coating
Super Titanium Armor:
Tachymeter dial, chronograph subdials positioned at 6’oclock, and 12 o’clock, date-display window
Case:Super Titanium
Movement:Ref. CC4025-82E:
Caliber F950 with hours, minutes, world time, chronograph, countdown, flyback, power-reserve Indicator; accuracy of ±5 seconds per month (without time signal reception), Eco-Drive running for 5 years on full charge (in power save mode), with a water resistance of 100 meters, satellite synchronization capable
Super Titanium Armor:
Hours, Minutes, Chronograph functions, Caliber J810 (non-chronograph model), Caliber B642 (both chronograph models) with bezel, Eco-Drive technology
Measurements:Ref.CC4025-82E:
Case Diameter = 47 mm
Case Thickness = 14 mm
Super Titanium Armor:
Case Diameter = 44 mm (for the chronograph models)
Case Diameter = 41 mm
Price: Ref.CC4025-82E:
$5,000.00
Super Titanium Armor:
$650 (for the chronograph models)
$550

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