Marvel Studios’ first female-lead cinematic blockbuster, Captain Marvel, hits theaters this week, and Citizen Watch Co. — which launched its first Marvel superhero-themed timepieces at 2018’s New York Comic Con — is releasing the collection’s first female-targeted watches to coincide with the movie’s release.
The watches, unveiled at a special Citizen-sponsored premiere of Captain Marvel in Los Angeles (the Japanese watchmaker began a partnership with Marvel parent company Disney in early 2018) all feature gold-colored detailing and the distinctive star emblem of the uniform worn by the title character, played by actress Brie Larsen, in the film. Like most Citizen watches, including the first wave of Marvel timepieces dedicated to the comics-based entertainment company’s male superstars, including Spider-Man, Captain America, and Black Panther, all three of the Captain Marvel pieces contain Citizen Eco-Drive movements, whose batteries are powered by light and thus do not require changing.
The trio of watches, all of which have round steel cases, includes a 37-mm model on a navy blue silicone strap, sporting a silvered dial with gold accents and hour numerals, a gold Captain Marvel star logo at 9 o’clock, a date window at 3 o’clock, and a red central seconds hand (red, navy and gold being the primary colors in the heroine’s uniform). A second variation, also with a 37-mm case and on a stainless steel bracelet, has a navy-colored dial, gold hands, gold indices alternating with Swarovski crystal markers at the hour positions, and the star logo in gold at the center. The third model is on a gold-tone metal mesh bracelet and has a matching gold-plated 40-mm case, and features a blue dial with a tone-on-tone star print pattern underpinning the gold detailing, including the hands, indices and Citizen logo.
Citizen’s Captain Marvel watches range in price from $275 for the version on a rubber strap to $350 for both bracelet versions. They will be available, along with the other watches in the growing Marvel collection, at Citizen retailers as well as via the company’s e-commerce site.