Limited to 100 pieces in white gold (and another 700 in titanium), Citizen presents to us their ‘Caliber 0100’ (showcased as ‘The Citizen’ in Japan) with a precision of just +/ – 1 second out of each year, without depending on information from satellites or being radio controlled.
This year, Citizen overwhelmed us and presented something ‘high-end’ to us. Also, not even mechanical, yet a quartz fueled watch. Albeit the universe of watch lovers mostly spins about mechanical watches, there’s additionally a crowd of people that focuses on the most ideal precision. Indeed, even quartz watches need to manage a deviation, which is the place where radio controlled and GPS associated watches come set up, to address the time on a quartz observe in like manner. Yet, obviously, there’s additionally such thing as a top of the line quartz watch, that can give preferable precision over the ease quartz developments you’ll fundamentally find in any modest watch.
Citizen Caliber 0100
Citizen isn’t the first to have an uncommon high precision quartz development. Brands like Breitling, Grand Seiko, Cartier and even FP Journe have high exactness quartz developments in their collection(s). Citizen, in any case, can guarantee a maximum. deviation of +-1 second of the year with their new Caliber 0100 watch.
The Citizen Caliber 0100 is restricted to 100 pieces and just accessible in white gold. You could say it is some sort of uncommon version or recognition, to praise this new development. Other than the white gold rendition with reference numberAQ6010-06A, Citizen likewise presents this Caliber 0100 development in two titanium watches (AQ6021-51E/AQ6020-53X). Likewise restricted versions, however with more pieces accessible and at a lower price.
Case and Dial
With a case measurement of simply 37.5mm and a thickness of 9.1mm, this watch isn’t for everybody. All things considered, it fit me well on my 18cm wrist and with its round shape and croco strap I would name it as a dress watch without a doubt. The case is made of 18-carat white gold as is the fasten that comes with the cowhide lash. Looking into the issue, we likewise locate a white gold setting crown looking like a gem. As per Citizen, it represents accuracy and crystallization of their advancements. Be that as it may, generally significant, it is only an exceptionally pleasant looking crown.
The ivory dial guarantees that the high cleaned markers and hands give an astonishing difference. An exact arrangement can be found of the second hand with every one of the 60 lists on the dial when seen from the front. The hand makes the ideal stop directly over the marker. It in every case kinda irritated me when costly watches with quartz developments don’t have this, yet the Citizen Caliber 0100 exhibits it is should be possible perfectly.
As you can see, the hour markers have cleaned sides and glossy silk brushed surface on top. The hands have cleaned features also and the second hand is somewhat bended towards the end. The hands are loaded up with lume as are the markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. This three-hands watch has no date, giving it a too perfect look. The Citizen logo is applied and situated at 12 o’clock. No further imprinting on the dial, just a little reference to Japan and the caliber number beneath the 6 o’clock hour marker.
Caliber 0100S Movement
To me, the plan of the watch is now a feature, with the excellent tint of white gold and staggering ivory dial. In any case, the genuine accomplishment is in the engine with this watch, the new quartz caliber 0100S development. This development has various fascinating advancements ready, for example, the nonstop observing of the precision and temperature movements of the watch and changing when fundamental. The development sways at 8.4Mhz, multiple times higher than the typical 32Khz quartz developments. The higher recurrence guarantees that the watch isn’t influenced by temperature variances, impacts of gravity and age corruption. In any event this is the thing that Citizen claims, as far as I might be concerned, it isn’t clear how a precious stone with a higher recurrence is more impervious to temperature variances. As this caliber 0100S is an Eco-Drive development, and guarantees it can run a half year on a full charge without the presence of a light source. 8 months even, when the watch is on force save mode. Citizen guarantees the development to be impervious to stuns and attraction because of a sharp and plan of the circuit. Eventually, Citizen guarantees that their caliber 0100S development is precise as long as 1 second deviation for each year.
Fitted in the 18-carat white gold case, the Caliber 0100S is made of dark ruthenium-plated material (discolouration and consumption safe), with a striped completion. Citizen ensured you can appreciate the development through the sapphire case back. On the bezel of the case back, you’ll locate the novel number for your watch engraved as well.
Pricing and Some Thoughts
In all genuineness, the cost came a piece as a stunner to me, as Citizen retails this restricted release watch for $16.800USD (or €17.000,- ). For a white gold dress watch with a top of the line mechanical development that is as of now thought to be steep, however putting a quartz development inside – be it a high precision quartz development – is challenging. No doubt. All things considered, notwithstanding, the development is an exhibit of how Citizen can manage quartz developments and the accuracy is extraordinary. The craftsmanship looking into it, dial, hands and the development unquestionably check enough boxes to be viewed as a genuine assembling. Conceded, the watch looks incredibly great on the wrist.
The truth is likewise that this value opens up a ton of opportunities for watch aficionados. Also, in spite of the fact that I am almost certain Citizen will sell 100 of these Caliber 0100 watches instantly, this may be an intense transfer speed ($7400 for the all titanium models up to $16.800 for this one). The titanium variants come with two distinct dials, and I figured I could never say this, yet I favor the Mother-of-Pearl dial really. Additionally, I found that the titanium wristband on these models is pretty much as comfortable as they will come.
Price aside, or the readiness to spend that much on a quartz watch, I was exceptionally dazzled by the vibes of the Citizen Caliber 0100, particularly on the wrist. The completing of the relative multitude of parts is done on an inconceivably significant level, including the cleaning (Citizen let us realize they have no unique name for their cleaning procedures like Grand Seiko has with their Zaratsu).
The completing of these watches shows again that the Japanese watch industry can compete with probably the most regarded Swiss and German produces. The pre-owned specialized (quartz) advancement probably won’t be the equivalent, however it is simpler to sentence it than to dive in more profound and find out about it. At that point you can generally choose to save the cash in your pockets for a mechanical piece. For myself, I am exceptionally dazzled by this watch, and the titanium renditions, however my subsequent hands need to clear, particularly in this value range. I can envision however, that if the funds are not an issue, it is a fascinating watch (and just 100 pieces around) to add to your collection.
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