Suddenly, what do you think of when you hear “only 1.00 mm”? The width of the rice grain? The thickness of a 1-yen coin? No, unfortunately they all exceed 1mm. A wristwatch that houses the world’s thinnest photovoltaic eco-drive movement, which is the “heart”, in such a tiny world. “Citizen Eco-Drive One” announced in 2016 was a sensation all over the world with such a divine work. And this summer, a new model that has made further progress will appear.
A cohesive design that smoothly connects the case to the band, four screws driven into the bezel, and a beautiful contrast between the hairline of the case and band and the mirror finish of the bezel. The new work, which has a more sporty image with details, supports active life even with specs. The movement is 1.00 mm thick and the case is 3.88 mm thick (both are designed values), yet it is water resistant to 5 bar, which is close to everyday life. After that, the shape of the case back has been reviewed to improve the fit to the arm. The dress watch, which is elegant not only in appearance but also in usability and comfort, can be said to be one of the highest peaks in Japan watches.
The crazy commitment can be glimpsed in the finishing part. That is “Citizen”‘s original surface hardening technology “Duratect” applied to each of the case and band. Duratect DLC is used for the black color “AR5064-57E” and Duratect Platinum is used for the silver color “AR5060-58E” to improve durability and wear resistance. It protects the watch from scratches, so you should be able to use it everyday without worrying about it.
Sustainable photovoltaic power generation, tough 5 ATM water resistant and surface hardening technology that shines in the world of only a few millimeters. An elegant watch that brings together the technologies that “Citizen” is proud of, will powerfully open up the new normal.