5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Recent Baselworld Shows

Japan’s Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at recent Baselworld shows, many powered by the brand’s renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from sunlight. Here are five Citizen Eco-Drive watches (prices included) that are in stores now.

The Citizen Eco-Drive Dress (Ref. BU2016-00A) has a two-tone stainless steel/rose gold case measuring 44 mm in diameter. The silver dial has applied rose-gold-toned indices. The watch, which contains Citizen’s Eco-Drive Caliber 8729, has an analog day and date display and both 12-hour and 24-hour time indication. The Eco-Drive Dress comes on a black alligator strap and retails for $325.

Citizen Eco-Drive DressThe Citizen Eco-Drive Avion (Ref. AW1361-01E) is a military aviator-style timepiece with a 45-mm stainless steel case, black dial, and black leather strap with white contrast stitching. The date at 3 o’clock and pointer at 12 o’clock are reminiscent of vintage pilots’ watches. The watch indicates the time on both 12-hour and 24-hour scales. The price is $185.

Citizen Eco-Drive Avion

The men’s version of the new Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono-Time (Ref. BY0100-51H) is a chronograph but also much more. Its movement, Caliber H610, not only includes the Eco-Drive technology but also features Citizen’s atomic clock synchronization for greater timekeeping accuracy. The watch offers world times for 26 cities on a UTC display, a 1/5-second chronograph that can record time intervals up to 60 minutes, a perpetual calendar with date display, an alarm function, and a power reserve indicator. The Eco-Drive Chrono-Time has a 44-mm stainless steel case and bracelet and a nonreflective sapphire crystal. It is priced at $695.

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono-Time


Another chronograph watch, the Citizen Eco-Drive Shadowhawk (Ref. CA4170-51E), has a textured black dial, with luminous accents on the hands, indices and numerals, ringed by a tachymeter-scale flange which the wearer can use to record speeds up to Mach 2. Its 1/5-second chronograph measures times up to one hour and a subdial at 3 o’clock shows the time on a 24-hour scale. The stainless steel case is 43 mm in diameter and has a nonreflective mineral crystal. The Eco-Drive Shadowhawk, which comes on a stainless steel bracelet, costs $495.

Citizen Eco-Drive Shadowhawk

Also equipped with a 1/5-second chronograph function capable of measuring up to an hour of elapsed time, the Citizen Eco-Drive Ecosphere (Ref. CA4154-15E) is a big, sporty timepiece with a 48-mm case and a black polyurethane strap. The orange areas of the steel case have a “Chroma-finish,” which gives them the smooth feel of a new car. The black dial, with orange accents, displays the time in 12-hour and 24-hour format and the date in a window at 4:30, and is surrounded by a tachymeter scale. The price of the Citizen Eco-Drive Ecosphere is $395.

Citizen Eco-Drive Ecosphere

This article was originally published on April 27, 2014, and has been updated.



5 Responses to “5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Recent Baselworld Shows”

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  1. Luz Flores

    I have a Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk Blue Angels pilot watch. It is a Citizen stainless steel band, China. Bottom of watch says, Stainless Steel Watch Co. Japan. GN 4 – S. I would like to know the value or approximate value of this watch. Thank you.

  2. john mcginnis

    Of all the new Citizen watches available, which one would you recommend for a S.C.U.B.A. diver down to 200 meters?

    I am ready to buy.

    Thanks, John

    • john travis

      I have 6 citizen watches and definitely would recommend any Skyhawk watch hope this answers your question JT

  3. ioancio alex

    It happened with me with a Timex. I get out from my work and give it away as a gift for the first good friend I met. Since then I am sleeping well

  4. Robin Henry

    These are great watches at really good prices. I have two Citizen Eco-Drive watches and they are excellent. The only challenge I had was getting the perpetual date feature of one of them to work accurately … it took around five years of trial and error (I’m not joking). I was so annoyed on one occasion I was going to throw the watch out.

    Now that the date setting is working as it should … very complex setting it, it runs along as good as a Swiss watch.

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