To the great chagrin of such watch brands as Casio and Seiko, one of the most discussed and expected Japanese watches was the limited series Eco-Drive Satellite Wave from Citizen. It came out in a limited edition of 990 pieces. It rather expensive chronometer is full of design and the latest technologies. The future in this regard is to the East, while the West seems to have become obsessed with the past.
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave Watch Features
Because of the real demand for these watches, manufacturers decided to limit the edition’s circulation. Also, it is possible that the model Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave will be combined with other versions. It has different color shades (perhaps next year).
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave Watch: Innovation
The main innovation of the Citizen brand was the fact that the clock manually connects to GPS satellites to synchronize the exact time no matter where in the world you are located. Earlier similar watches of this version could connect only to radio signals, and this was only possible in the area of their action, and those do not at all cover the entire planet.
The idea looks great, but to some extent, it is not very convenient. It is due to one critical drawback – the clock will not automatically synchronize with the satellites. To synchronize with them, you must manually configure everything (and, probably, you need to be outdoors). Read another review of Citizen Eco-Drive World Perpetual.
Maybe this is due to the issue of battery power since it can not regularly check signals. But it’s wonderful that this model is powered by solar panels, and it does not matter: it’s daylight or light produced by electricity. Thus, Eco-Drive watches can work more than 2.5 years without changing the battery. The watch Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave is a quartz movement caliber H990.
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave Watch: Size and Design
The watch has a rather large width – as much as 48 mm and has a water resistance of 50 meters. The case itself is beautiful. Manufacturers have developed several special ways to make the ceramic coating on steel. In any case, the shiny gray material has a fantastic look, especially with green inserts. In the set, there is a dome of a crystal that reflects a lot of light. I would like there to be an anti-reflective AR coating (particularly at this price). One of the main qualitative additions was the presence of a luminescent layer. For sports watches, it’s cool!
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave Watch: Price and Additional Features
By tapping into the case, the black-green strap needs to be cut to the size of your wrist. Agree that it is not very convenient, especially given that the clock itself costs a lot of money. With some minor flaws that can be severe or trivial, the Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave watch is very impressive. Without a doubt, this still shows that the Japanese have a natural advantage when it comes to manufacturing technologies for luxury watches of the world. The price for a limited edition of the Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave is about $3,800.